The Dilla Kids drops trio of albums at once
Omaha hip-hop group The Dilla Kids have apparently been grinding hard.
The trio of Marcey Yates, Xoboi and percussionist/producer DRMHD has dropped three separate albums, all through Yates’ Raleigh Science Project artist collective. The first single and video, “Gluttony,” led the official announcement as the first track from Crisis Actors, the seven-song EP with one named for each of the seven deadly sins. Journey to Tibet and Brake Failure In Portugal were also released.
It was apparent in recent months The Dilla Kids had been working their way towards some kind of release. The group released a handful of new tracks over the past year and played the inaugural New Generation Music Festival this past August.
Dive into all three albums here, here and here. Watch “Gluttony” — directed by Zach Wallinger and shot at Musicology — below:
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Photo coverage: Alex G, LVL UP, Brandon Can’t Dance, Grumpus at Milk Run
HN multimedia intern Lauren Farris went to Milk Run last night to catch the four-band billing of Alex G, LVL UP, Brandon Can’t Dance and Grumpus. Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist Alex Giannascoli is one year removed from his seventh album, Beach Music, which was also his label debut with Domino Records. Playing as stage name Alex G, he rose to critical acclaim through Bandcamp releases and hard touring. Grumpus — singer/songwriter Graham Stevenson — was a late addition to the show.
See Farris’ photos below:
Brandon Can’t Dance
Photos by Lauren Farris
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Photo coverage: The Lonely Biscuits, A Ferocious Jungle Cat at Vega
HN intern Tarah Dawdy got down at Vega last night with alt-rock band The Lonely Biscuits, touring from their Nashville hometown to one of its regular stops in Lincoln. The band released the Come Around EP in Oct 2015 and plans to follow-up with its full-length debut next year. Lincoln funk-rock staple A Ferocious Jungle Cat opened the show.
See Dawdy’s photos below:
The Lonely Biscuits
A Ferocious Jungle Cat
Photos by Tarah Dawdy
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Tonight, Sonny Knight & the Lakers come to The Bourbon, 1415 O St. It’s 68 year old frontman Knight boasts a powerful singing voice that brought him early success as a teenager in St. Paul. After a stint in the army and as a full-time truck driver, he returned to music in the 1990’s and has continued on an upward trend ever since. In 2013 he formed the Lakers, largely comprised of players half his age, bringing a throwback feel to Rhythm and Blues. After a strong debut release in I’m Still Here, The Lakers captured it in their 2015 live release Do It Live, out on Secret Stash Records.
Omaha soul band High Up opens the show. Doors at 7 p.m., 18-plus, tickets are $15. RSVP here.
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