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Interplanetary Scene Report, End of 2017 edition...Part 1

Interplanetary Scene Report, End of 2017 edition...Part 1

Happy 2018 from the Peace & Rhythm crew!! We had a great year! We got to work with some awesome bands, did some touring and heard a lot of great music. Thanks for your support! 2018 is already shaping up to be a banger. We've got several wonderful records on the way and will be finally debuting our P&R podcast (with help from our homeboy Rec), as well as some cool events and surprises planned. We'll also be launching our subscription service (details on that TBA). We wanted to share some music we heard this past year. We'll be doing...

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Interplanetary Scene Report, End of 2017 edition...Part 2

Interplanetary Scene Report, End of 2017 edition...Part 2

  Part 2: The first section of this article (found here) named the favorite albums around the P&R office(s). This time we check out singles, punk & noise, cover tunes, live shows and other fun stuff. Thanks for your support and for helping us make 2017 a great year. The following singles were selected by Andujar, Bongohead and Studebaker Hawk. Please support the bands and DIY labels direct!   Fave single of 2018, in no particular order:   -Bosq - Can't Seem To Hide 12" (Ubiquity) The golden touch of Bosq delivers a floor-burner of a poppy disco tune on...

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León Brothers 45 Out Friday!! (Record Store Day)

León Brothers 45 Out Friday!! (Record Store Day)

León Brothers “El Tigre” / “Candela” 45 RPM Peace & Rhythm P&R45-007 (2017) Some say the León Brothers are mystical musical entities that came from outer space and landed in the jungles of coastal Colombia 100 years ago, and with the aid of their magic keyboard time machine, have traveled forward in time to warn us of the destructive nature of man and his will to destroy and burn like the tiger and the candle. Other people have a theory that these are human/lion hybrids that escaped from the Island of Dr. Moreau, floating to New York on their inflatable...

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Pete Cosey / Oct 9, 1943 - May 30, 2012

Pete Cosey / Oct 9, 1943 - May 30, 2012

Pete Cosey is a Chicago guitar legend, a heavy man with a heavy sound. He is best known for his mid-'70s work for Miles Davis. Despite having never recorded as a leader, he has gotten on many sessions and had a notable career as a Hendrix-esque sonic poet. He was born into a jazz family in Chicago, his father played sax with Sidney Bechet, Louis Jordan, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Big Bill Broonzy and Josephine Baker, and his mother was a composer. He spent his teenage years in Tucson but came back to Chicago for some session work at Chess. He...

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Yusef Lateef / Oct 9, 1920 - Dec 23, 2013

Yusef Lateef / Oct 9, 1920 - Dec 23, 2013

One of the (gentle) giants of American music, the career Brother Yusef Lateef stretches way back to the '40s and he has played with many greats and inspired many others. The man played tenor sax, flute, oboe, basson, shenai, koto and many other obscure or Eastern instruments, as well as electronics. He was an early fusionist of "world music" and jazz. His base was very bluesy, and his music also touched on funk, new age, film music, gospel, avant-garde, bop, electro-acoustic, European classical and various Eastern and African forms. He was born in Chattanooga but grew up as William Evans in...

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