Here’s your soundtrack for the week. As always drop us a line if you’ve got something that belongs on our next playlist.
“Meant to Be” Trevor Yarter, Alexis Rivera, Truth InRhyme, Breona Dixon, Lashaina Dixon, Deasia Mayers and Jovon Dixon
The TBU Productions’ “Cradle” premiere at Proctors this past weekend also featured the release of the film’s soundtrack, featuring several local musicians such as Kiessence Polk, TouchMoney Cease, Trevor Yarter and Alexis Rivera. This track is a beautiful group piece reflecting the harsh real-life experiences of the film’s characters and the power of solidarity.
“Global Warning” Lady Moon & The Eclipse
The otherworldly, multicultural ensemble is known for making music that gets to the point of social and inner consciousness. Their latest is a direct and danceable track calling attention to a state of emergency that is climate change. The funky second single from their new album Journey to the Cosmic Soul is a call-to-action with “I told ya so” energy that seems to shout “Haven’t you been paying any attention?” Check it out before you see them live at The Half Moon in Hudson on Thursday, July 18.
“More of the Same” Caroline Rose
Songwriter/producer “Caroline Rose” is bringing her sardonic wit to MASS MoCA on Saturday so you should bring yourself.
“They all have alternative haircuts and straight white teeth,” she sings on “More of the Same.” Is a week enough time to let the angles grow out of your hair?
“Alexander Hamilton” Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton
Music Haven is putting on a blowout Hamiltunes singalong at 7 PM on Thursday in Schenectady’s Central Park. If you don’t know the lyrics by heart by now we just don’t know what to say to you. The least you could do is brush up on “Alexander Hamilton.”
“Did You Think About Me” The Screaming Orphans
Your favorite Celtic band is back in town and playing Freedom Park in Scotia on Wednesday at 7 PM.
“King of Dancehall” Yellowman
Jamaican Reggae superstar Yellowman plays Skyloft on Friday. In 1986, Yellowman’s career was derailed when he was diagnosed with jaw cancer and given months to live. Needless to say, he survived and he eventually returned proclaiming himself King of Dancehall.