Monday, June 30, 2008

HOT TIP: Catch DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Last 5 Shows Including McCarren Park Pool

If you've ever wondered what it is that gives Jurassic 5 that signature old-timey sound, Cut Chemist is the man. And hallelujah, now we have the opportunity to see why he's the man! He's heading back to the US with DJ Shadow to perform the last 5 dates of their Hard Sell world tour.

Wish I could catch 'em at DC's 9:30 Club, as that would be the ultimate joint for this kind of show. But who's complaining when we New Yorkers can catch them at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool, smack dab in the heart of hipster heaven, Williamsburg.


Here's the deets from their lovely PR peeps:

As with their two previous sets, [the now-legendary "Brainfreeze"  (1999) and "Product Placement" (2001)], the pair eschew  their own material in favor of an amalgam of music from all eras and styles, providing for amusing and provocative mash-ups; rap mixes with fiddle music, doo-wop with new wave, and every thing in between...all while avoiding the obvious, "been there, heard that" stuff you get from most DJs. 


The first time "The Hard Sell" was performed in the United States was in front of 15,000 people at the world famous Hollywood Bowl (2007).  As demand for the show has grown, the pair have continuously refined and reworked the song selection, so that aspects of it are different every time.  In the words of Shadow himself, "If you happened to catch one of the earlier shows, never fear...you won't be disappointed!" Don't miss these final appearances by two of California's most cutting-edge DJs.The Hard Sell exists as a result of a unique combination of the duo’s shared passions –for records, for playing them to people, for collecting them as objects and understanding their tactile properties as well as loving, appreciating contextualising and recontextualising the sounds they were designed to reproduce.

This is the third part in the trilogy of Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow collaborations and is probably the most ambitious in its execution.


The Hard Sell Dates



16-Jul-2008   Washington, DC       9:30 Club
17-Jul-2008    Brooklyn, NY         McCarren Park Pool    
18-Jul-2008    Atlantic City, NJ         HOB 
19-Jul-2008    Mariaville, NY         Indian Lookout Country Club      
25-Jul-2008    Portland, OR         Roseland Theatre
26-Jul-2008    Seattle, WA         Showbox SoDo
27-Jul-2008    Pemberton, BC        Pemberton Festival Site


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