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5th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival in DUMBO today June 20, 2009

12-8 PM

Who’s Going To Be There?
Pharoahe Monch, DJ Premier, Styles P, dead prez, Smif N Wessun, Grand Puba, J Period, Torae and Marco Polo, Tanya Morgan, Tiye Phoenix, Keys N Krates, Brown Bag All Stars, DJ Parler, DJ Misbehaviour, Metermaids

Special Guests: Chip Fu, Kel Spencer, Homeboy Sandman and Shawn J Period
Donny Goines Nyle Eagle Nebula Brokn.Englsh Children Of The Night

Hosted by Ralph McDaniels

June 20th After Party: Uncle Ralph McDaniels, Buckshot, Tanya Morgan, Mr. Cheeks, 8thw1, DJ JS-1

How Much Is It?
We’re asking for a $10 donation offset the cost of putting on the festival. You  you can pick up tickets at:

Fat Beats
406 Avenue of the Americas # 1
New York, NY 10011
(212) 673-3883

57 Pearl St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 260-9299

Concrete Jungle
70-15 Austin St., Forest Hills
NY (718) 261-6101

How Do I Get to the Festival?

By Train: Take The F train to York St. Walk east along Jay St. towards Front St. Turn left on Plymouth St. and the entrance will be at intersection of Plymouth and Main St.

Take A,C to High St. and Cadman Plaza E and walk down Cadman Plaza E towards York St. Turn left on Plymouth and the entrance will be at the intersection of Plymouth St. and Main St.

Take the 2/3 to Clark Street. Walk down the hill of Henry Street. Make a right on Cranberry Street and follow directions from Cadman Plaza

For more info …


iPod shuffle: Small is the new big March 12, 2009

mainLet everyone else have their full-size iPods and iPhones. I, for one, love the iPod shuffle, for its size, simplicity and price. And now it’s gotten even better with the newest version: 1000 songs and 4GB. Really, do you need any more than that? And it’s so small (no bigger than a key) that you know for sure the subway mugger will snag the big old iPod flaunted by the label-snob consumer next to you long before discovering or caring that this tiny box of happiness and loud-convo muffler is clipped to your lapel. Now with free engraving and voice-over capability. I can never find prices on the Apple site, but I paid $50 for mine. Get small here.


See Jazz Bombshell Marilyn Kleinberg Wed. February 22, 2009

marilyn1Jazz music lovers alert: This Wednesday, our favorite jazz singer Marilyn Kleinberg will be performing at the Bowery Wine Company for one night only. The trio will include: Marilyn on vocals, Saul Rubin on guitar and Pat O’Leary on bass. Read recent Athena post on Marilyn.

When: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm Location: Bowery Wine Company Street: 13 E. 1st St. City/Town: New York, NY. Contact InfoPhone: 2126140800. Learn more about Marilyn or order her CD here.


Needing more favorite music—What’s yours? October 27, 2008

Granted Cold Play’s Viva La Vida has a well-earned spot as my favorite listen of the summer and will definitely become a classic for me. Yet it can’t be my only music, much as I love it. Lately, I’ve also become a big fan of Bubbles and Cheesecake. And been listening to Mary J. Blige’s Growing Pains and anything Al Green. But I need more—what’s your favorite music?


A Girl with Real Soul September 26, 2008

Angel McKenzie isn’t your average Roots-Rock and Soul singer. She has a mission in her music, specifically to use her songs as a vehicle to spotlight poverty and hunger with her AMcK Initiative. Musical activities include staging benefit concerts/food drives, where the audience comes out to enjoy great music in exchange for food donations. After each show the collected food is turned over to a local food rescue agency for distribution to the needy. That officially makes Angela a beautiful person inside and out. Check out her soulful music here.