SOME STUFFS: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe continue 2015 tour with second leg

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When I saw Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe in 2000 opening for Medeski, Martin & Wood, it was an incredible show, especially when they played a cover of Osibisa’s “Music For Gong Gong”. I regularly never hear any band cover Osibisa songs so it was a major highlight.

There may be a chance they’ll do it again (perhaps “Woyaya”) but regardless of what they play, they’re worth checking out and you’ll get the chance at the end of the week when they begin the second leg of their Fantastic Tour, with ten shows along the west coast (including a few in Las Vegas). They’re even scheduled to perform next year as part of the Jam Cruise, check the dates for more info:

September 25, 2015… Boulder, CO (Boulder Theater)
September 26, 2015… Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
October 1, 2015… Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex)
October 2, 2015… Solana Beach, CA (Belly Up)
October 9, 2015… Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse)
October 10, 2015… Charlotte, NC (U.S. National Whitewater Center)
October 11, 2015… Birmingham, AL (Vulcan Park & Museum)
October 31, 2015… Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Bowl)
November 12, 2015… San Rafael, CA (Terrapin Crossroads Music Hall)
November 13, 2015… Nevada City, CA (Miners Foundry)
November 14, 2015… Santa Cruz, CA (Moe’s Alley)
November 17, 2015… Napa, CA (City Winery)
November 18, 2015… Arcata, CA (Arcata Theatre) *
November 19, 2015… Eugene, OR (HiFi Music Hall) *
November 20, 2015… Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom) *
November 21, 2015… Seattle, WA (The Showbox) *
November 27-28, 2015… Las Vegas, NV (Brooklyn Bowl)
January 6, 2016… Miami, FL (Jam Cruise)

VIDEO: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s “Ashley’s Roachclip (Live at BottleRock 2014)”

Karl Denson and his Tiny Universe decided to stop by in the Jam At The Van place at BottleRock 2014 and during their performance, they decided to play song that has become one of hip-hop’s primary sample sources, Soul Searchers’ “Ashley’s Roachclip”. If you aren’t familiar with the song, press play and you will know it immediately.

SOME STUFFS: Chali2na and live band travel through the West

Chali2na will be bringing himself to the fans with the help of a 7-piece band, as they hit the road in February, opening on a few dates with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and two shows that will team them up with Public Enemy. Sadly, no Washington or Oregon dates are part of this tour, but hopefully with music festivals still a few months away, he’ll make the rounds when temperatures warm up. However, he will be in Idaho and Montana so if you live in or near the following cities, set your plans now, especially the Valentine’s Day show. In the words of 2na himself, “yeah!”

Feb 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Feb 14 – Ketchum, ID – Whiskey Jacques
Feb 15 – Missoula, MT – The Top Hat
Feb 16 – Bozeman, MT – Emerson Theater
Feb 17 – Victor, ID – Knotty Pine
Feb 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Feb 19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater