Children of Bodom News
Street Sweeper Social Club, the band comprised of Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave/The Nightwatchman) and Boots Riley (The Coup), return with The Ghetto Blaster EP, out August 10th on SSSC/ILG. It’s the follow-up to their 2009 critically acclaimed, self-titled debut. The lead single off the seven song EP is a cover of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” which RollingStone.com has the recorded debut of HERE.
Starting today, fans have the opportunity to pre-order The Ghetto Blaster EP at SSSC’s own webstore - http://sssc.hasawebstore.com - They’ll be able to choose from autographed CD’s, vinyl and bundles that include both, plus a limited edition t-shirt. A digital download of “Paper Planes” is available as an instant gratification track with any pre-order.
Tom Morello on the new EP: “On The Ghetto Blaster EP we were shooting for a combo of the first Clash record and the Ohio Players greatest hits, interwoven with tractor trailer size riffs of course. This record definitely has more of a ‘band’ feel than the first, and Boots’ lyrics and delivery have never been sharper.”
Boots Riley on the new EP: “This EP is much more raw, rough, and rugged. We did it in a little studio and got a big sound. We had overflowing, musically violent and beautiful energy in that room - five dudes sweating and bouncing off the walls, and we captured it in the recording. Because of us touring together for the past year, it’s a more organic meld of our styles and personalities. The music Tom wrote for this EP will make you go nuts. The covers we did are done with love and our own swagger. I like it better than our last album.”
The M.I.A. cover quickly became a fan favorite when they were on the road with Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction last year. After their Coachella performance in April, the LA Times gushed “The Social Club proved something important: that rap and rock, such a treacherous pairing given its history of appealing to the testosterone-heavy, shirtless frat-dudes, can be strong and beautiful, smart and angry.” Meanwhile, Spin awarded SSSC’s “Paper Planes” rendition at Coachella this year as the festivals “Best Unexpected Cover” in their review.
SSSC will be out on the road in support of the EP playing select Warped Tour dates and all of the Rock The Bells Festival in August with Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest & Wu-Tang Clan among others.
The Ghetto Blaster EP Track listing
1. Ghetto Blaster
3. Paper Planes (M.I.A. cover)
4. The New Fuck You
6. Mama Said Knock You Out (LL Cool J cover)
7. Promenade (Guitar Fury Remix)
8/10 - Vans Warped Tour - San Diego, CA
8/21 - Rock The Bells - NOS Events Center - Los Angeles, CA
8/22 - Rock The Bells - Shoreline Amphitheatre - San Francisco, CA
8/28 - Rock The Bells - Governors Island - New York, NY
8/29 - Rock The Bells - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Washington, DC
10/29-31 – Voodoo Festival – New Orleans, LA
Essence Music Festival New Orleans, Louisana 7/4/2010
Celebrating her 39th birthday this weekend, Grammy-Award winner Mary J. Blige wowed concert-goers at Essence Music Festival this Independence Day. This is the ninth year in a row that the powerful performer has headlined at the festival. Looking fabulous as always, the Queen kept the crowd enthralled with her soulful voice and unstoppable energy. She even performed two duets with surprise guests, T.I. (“Good Love”) and Trey Songz (“We Got Hood Love”).
MJB is promoting her latest album, Stronger With Each Tear, released in December of last year. The album debuted at the top of the R&B charts and features singles “I Am” and “I Can See in Color.” To date, she has sold over 50 million records, recorded eight multi-platinum albums, won nine Grammy Awards, and has been named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 greatest singers of all-time. She also writes, produces, acts, and raps, which makes the singer a force to be reckoned with.
Louisiana Superdome New Orleans, LA 7/3/2010
Charlie Wilson former Gap band frontman, performed large and in charge of the main stage space with his oversized persona during the opening night of the 16th Essence Music Festival.
Led onto the stage by a train conductor and locomotive dancers, Wilson said “don’t miss this party train.’’ After an early technical difficulty with a dead microphone, Wilson powered through an hour-plus set of old- and new-school R&B. His fine backing band and-sexy dancers kept the Charlie Wilson Train steamrolling through the sold out Superdome.
On and off stage, Wilson speaks openly about his life challenges. Charlie has risen above homelessness, drug addiction and most recently a bout with prostate cancer.
1992 You Turn My Life Around
2000 Bridging the Gap
2005 Charlie, Last Name Wilson
2008 Uncle Charlie
7/4/10 Macon, GA Twiggs/Macon National Dragway
7/17/10 San Dimas, CA Bonelli Park
7/30/10 Cincinnati, OH Paul Brown Stadium
7/31/10 Detroit, MI Chene Park
8/1/10 Milwaukee, WI Henry Maier Festival Park
8/2/10 New Orleans, LA (Private Event)
8/14/10 Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino
8/27/10 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Casino
9/10/10 Tunica, MS Harrah’s Casino Event Center
9/11/10 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater
9/18/10 Cary, NC Koka Booth Amphitheater
10/23/10 Winston-Salem, NC Winston-Salem State University
11/26/10 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Hilton
11/27/10 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Hilton
Essence Music Festival New Orleans, Louisana 7/3/2010
Keri Hilson gave a breath-taking performance on the main stage at Essence Music Festival, proving yet again that her vocal talents are just as developed as her celebrated songwriting skills. Looking beautiful as always, she captivated the audience with her catchy hip-hop rhythms and smooth melodies. The crowd went wild as she performed her Grammy-Award nominated smash hit “Knock You Down.”
We can expect big things from this up-and-coming artist, who started honing her craft at age twelve. Singing and composing her own songs by eighteen, she began songwriting and collaborating as a backup vocalist with big names like Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Timbaland and more. She has yet to announce the name and release date for her second studio album, but her fans are anxiously awaiting to hear what Keri has up her sleeve.
Superdome, New Orleans, LA - 07/02/2010
Multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist, actress and songwriter Janet Jackson headlined the opening night at the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL over the Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans to a sold out Louisiana Superdome.
Without question, Janet is a Jackson as she looks and sounds very much like her deceased brother Michael, “The King of Pop.” Janet was up to the task in her first and only concert appearance for 2010. She made the most of it with a spectacular opening number featuring herself in triplicate… dancing with holograms of herself in a very tight routine. Gifted, gorgeous and extremely talented, Janet is also known as an actress in addition to her ten studio albums that she’s released since the early 80’s. Following the success of “Why Did I Get Married Too?” and while working on Tyler Perry’s next film, “For Colored Girls…,” Janet Jackson directed her own romantic drama and cast sexy “CSI: Miami” star Adam Rodriguez as her co-star.
Janet Jackson is an Academy Award nominee who has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is one of the best selling artists in contemporary music. Ms. Jackson also graces the cover of the August 2010 issue of Essence Magazine.
1982 Janet Jackson
1984 Dream Street
1989 Rhythm Nation 1814
1997 The Velvet Rope
2001 All for You
2004 Damita Jo
2006 20 Y.O.