Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What's New(s)?

A Tribe Called Quest joins Yeezus tour for final shows

As Drake's tour contracts, Kanye West's Yeezus tour is expanding. NY-natives A Tribe Called Quest will be joining West and co-star Kendrick Lamar for two November shows at the Barclay's Center and Madison Square Garden. And de-facto leader Q-Tip is saying the pair of concerts will be the last the Native-Tongues group ever performs. Taking to Twitter, Tip says "In August, ATCQ did our last show FOR Cali. It's only right we do our FINAL 2 joints where we started...NYC." However, it is worth pointing out that the group initially called it quits in '98 before reconvening in 2004 at Rock the Bells. 

G.O.O.D. Music partner Pusha T will also be joining the Yeezus tour, acting as the opener for the October 25 in Las Vegas. 

Speaking of "King" Kendrick Lamar, at the BET Hip Hop Awards last night, the Compton MC slayed with the TDE Cypher which you can see here.

Yeezus tour dates
10-19 Seattle, WA - KeyArena
10-20 Vancouver, British Columbia - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10-22 San Jose, CA - SAP Center
10-23 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
10-25 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
10-26 Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
11-1 Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
11-3  Denver, CO -  Pepsi Center
11-5  Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
11-7  Chicago, IL - United Center
11-10  Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
11-12  Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
11-14  Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
11-16  Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
11-17  Boston, MA - TD Garden
11-19  Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
11-21  Washington, DC - Verizon Center
11-23  New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
11-29  Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena 
11-30  Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
12-1 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
12-6 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
12-7 Houston, TX - Toyota Center 

"Scenario"- A Tribe Called Quest

Nirvana, N.W.A., The Replacements... nominated for Rock & Roll HOF

2014's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee list has been unveiled and the immediate headline is Nirvana is finally eligible for the honor. To be eligible for the entry into the Rock Hall, an artist has to have released their first single or album 25 years ago and their cover of Shocking Blue's "Love Buzz" hit the quarter-century mark this year. Joining Nirvana on the list this year are: N.W.A., The Replacements, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Chic, LL Cool J, The Zombies, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Deep Purple, Linda Rondstadt, Yes, Link Wray, and the Meters

If you're handicapping the odds here, Nirvana becomes a first-ballot hall of famer. Anything past that is uncertain, but given the Hall's recent trend towards incorporating hip-hop acts its easy to imagine N.W.A making it in soon. Beleaguered 80s band The Replacements is currently riding a wave of good feelings with their recent one-off reunion and they have strong odds for inclusion. Gabriel's band Genesis joined the hallowed rock ranks in 2010 and his 80s solo output is unimpeachable. The much-maligned Chic has been on the nomination list for years, but Nile Rogers recent success on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories might be just the jolt the band needs. Almost every other artist from Rondstadt to Deep Purple is a toss-up, though some like prog-rock (a genre the Hall has long been dismissive of) band Yes and rock innovator Link Wray will surely have the door slammed shut on them.

Below you can check out video from Nirvana, The 'Mats, and N.W.A.

"Heart Shaped Box"- Nirvana

"Alex Chilton"- The Replacements

"Straight Outta Compton"- N.W.A.

Check back in tomorrow for more of the newest in new(s). 

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