[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 149: Summer Crumbs

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

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Episode #149: Summer Crumbs

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With the sun coming out in SF (and then quickly receding), this episode featured a mix of sunny, psychedelic indie rock, funky R&B, lyrical hip-hop and groovy house gems. Key releases from this show include Crumb’s ‘Jinx,’ ALASKALASKA’s ‘The Dots,’ and GoldLink’s ‘Diaspora.’ I also shout out BFF.fm’s Summer Sustainer fundraiser which just kicked off. Learn more and contribute to community radio here.

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[Denver Event] The Underground Music Showcase 2019

Rapidly approaching, from July 26th through the 28thDenver’s preeminent indie music festival, The Underground Music Showcase has announced its lineup for 2019. After updating its format last year, and adding a plethora of new stages and venues, which now totals four outdoor main stages and over 20 indoor venues, The UMS looks to once again take the city by the reigns for one amazing weekend in late July. Dotting the top of this year’s bill are the likes of Empress Of, Honne, Chicano Batman, Black Mountain, Tuxedo, Earthgang, and Still Woozy for a certifiably heavy hitting slate of headliners; but as always, the talent buyers for the UMS have flexed their mid-card and local muscles just as hard.

Additional national support includes Yves Tumor, DRAMA, LEIKELI47, Y La Bamba, Miya Frolick, Gardens & Villa, Tessa Violet, Spooky Mansion, Greyhounds, Dressy Bessy, DBUK, Kainalu, Clavvs, Rapperchicks, Rich Jones, Divino Niño, Parallelephants, Deezie Brown, and Garrett T Capps. Coming out of Colorado, we’re getting perked up for the much buzzed about set from synth-pop duo xOxford (pronounced Oxford) who will be making their live debut at the festival, as well as Mile High stalwarts including Falcon Punch, YASI, Andy Immerman, Nasty Nachos, Bud Bronson & The Goodtimers, DeCollage, Milky.WAV, and loads more.

 

As always, we will be out in full force during the hot, end-of-july weekend, so be on the lookout for your Ninja fam! Stream the official UMS 2019 playlist below, get your weekend passes for just $50, and single day tickets for the 2019 Underground Music Showcase here.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 140: Solange, Weval, Little Simz & Charles Murdoch

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

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Episode #140: Solange, Weval, Little Simz & Charles Murdoch

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This week’s episode covers the plethora of new releases that dropped last week including Solange’s psychedelic surprise, Weval’s long-anticipated sophomore album, a psych-rock epic from Pond, the soul-bearing third album from Little Simz and a new direction from Australian producer Charlie Murdoch. I also played some catch up on recent releases from Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin, Canadian soultronic duo Planet Giza and NY emcee Deem Spencer. To close things out we got into a couple artists I saw live recently with Maribou State and Tourist before finishing up with Four Tet’s massive new Nelly Furtado-sampling single.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 137: Indie Finds, Buku and Beats

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

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Episode #137: Indie Finds, Buku and Beats

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This week Ninja Clayton joined us briefly to preview Buku Festival and share some of his favorite artists from the lineup. With those eclectic selections mixed through out, the remainder of the show focused on a few random indie finds, new hip-hop and closed with an hour of diverse, soothing selection of electronic tunes.

Buku festival is coming up March 22nd and 23rd (find our full preview here). Also, make sure to follow Clayton’s company Cadence and Cause who are partnering with the festival for some special fan experiences benefitting a local NOLA charity.

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[Event Preview] BUKU Music + Arts Project – New Orleans – March 22-23

Nestled right in the heart of New Orleans, BUKU Music + Art Project is a wildly unique festival experience. It has the culture of a boutique event, coupled with the organization and production of a large-scale event, topped off with a diverse and eclectic line-up. On top of all of that, it’s in one of the best cities for dining, partying, and history. Unlike other festivals, located in remote forests and deserts across the US, this is one event you can definitely plan a full trip around.

We went down last year for the first time and couldn’t quite find the words for our experience. It’s culturally relevant, musically intriguing, brimming with top-notch art, and has a world of opportunities after the lights go off. It’s unlike anything else out there.

With that being said, it should come as no surprise that we’re heading back down this year. As we’ve seen in years past, the lineup is artfully crafted, boasting a thoughtful collection of all sub genres of dance, a dash of Top 40, some killer hip hop artists, as well as guitar-heavy emo rock, with Mayday Parade and Dashboard Confessional.

If you’re still on the fence, we recommend tuning in to Music Ninja Radio on BFF.FM this Friday from 4-7PM PST. We’ll be dedicating the first half of the show to everything BUKU.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 132: No Words Allowed Pt. 2

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

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Episode #132: No Words Allowed Pt. 2

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As end of year lists are continuing to come together, I decided to bring back the No Words Allowed theme that Dom & I explored all the way back on Episode 15. To that end, enjoy 2 hours of instrumental music spanning vibey guitar-driven gems, weirdo experimental electronic, smooth hip-hop beats and left-field house. – ash

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[Hip-Hop] Mike G – Burton

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Burton

Mike G is celebrating the holiday season in his own way with an homage to the great creative Tim Burton. Not only is the single a tribute, but it’s a launching point for Mike’s upcoming project Exile that will be coming in 2019.

“Burton” as you would imagine, is a dark, brooding single. From the start the instrumental sets the tone and Mike comes in with his cool, collected rhymes. We’ve been jamming out to this one on repeat for a while as its dreamy nature lends itself to much replay-ability. Enjoy this one and stay tuned for more content from Mike G before the end of the year is out.

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