March tour, various projects, a lot of exciting sounds to soak up. Rupture is me, Nettle is five of us. The Ex is four people who perform with one brain-body and when it hits, as it always does, it’s incredible – a truly astonishing band to experience live. Malian singer Khaira Arby is Ali Farka Toure’s cousin but breathtaking in her own right. Nguzunguzu are so nice you’ll want to move to L.A. to hang out with them and Total Freedom and work on the practical implications of utopia. Morocco is where I go instead of SXSW.
[photo by Jason Nocito, for The Fader]
Sat March 5 – Nettle. Brooklyn The Bell House. w/ Khaira Arby + Sway Machinery
Wed March 9 – DJ Rupture, The Ex. Brooklyn Rock Shop
Thu March 10 – Nettle. Brooklyn Zebulon. w/ Lamin Fofana. *free*
Fri March 11 – DJ Rupture. Brooklyn. The Cove. w/ Nguzunguzu, Maga Bo, Matt Shadetek, Chief Boima. *free*
Sat March 12 – DJ Rupture, The Ex. Washington D.C. The Black Cat
Sun March 13 – DJ Rupture, The Ex. Philadelphia First Unitarian Church
and on the 14th I fly to Morocco, joining Marjana for preliminary Beyond Digital fieldwork in Rabat, Casablanca, and Marrakesh!
I strongly recommend you check out The Ex.