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Mamby On The Beach

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Jun 23, 2018 – 12:00 PM

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  • Grizzly Bear
  • Common
  • Cold War Kids
  • Spoon

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Common: Common's unique brand of socially conscious and slightly alternative hip hop has made him one of the most widely acclaimed rappers of the past twenty years. While Common's trademark, politically and socially charged lyrics have sparked conflict with some, they have also brought him a huge fan base that shows up in droves to tour dates. These same fans are eagerly awaiting a set release date for Common's upcoming album, The Dreamer, The Believer, and if 2011 tour dates will follow the album's release.

Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn, Jr., was born on the South Side of Chicago and formed his first rap trio, C.D.R., while in high school. While the group successfully opened tour dates for groups like N.W.A., he took a hiatus to attend college before releasing his debut album, Can I Borrow A Dollar?, in 1992 under the alias Common Sense. In 1999, the rapper began working with a musical collective known as the Soulquarians, which consisted of founder Questlove, Mos Def, Erykah Baduh, D'Angelo, and J Dilla, among others. Soulquarians helped Common hit his mainstream stride with production assistance on his fourth album, Like Water for Chocolate, which was released in 2000 to nearly universal acclaim, while also quickly going gold.

The Soulquarians also assisted Common on his next album, Electric Circus, which featured a more experimental sound; the style was praised by critics who saw an evolutionary sound but blasted by fans who wanted another Like Water for Chocolate. Shortly after tour dates in promotion of the album, Common began working more often with Kanye West, who he had known for years through their shared mentor, No I.D. West helped produce Common's second gold record, Be, in 2005, which also received nearly universally positive reviews and was nominated for four Grammys. Common received similar success with the West produced Finding Forever in 2007 and fans have been waiting for the release of The Dreamer, The Believer since 2008. The album and tour dates have been delayed by Common's popular and thriving acting career.

While fans won't have to wait long for The Dreamer, The Believer to be released, they might not experience any tour dates in 2011. No official release date has been given for the new album, but it is likely that Common will schedule a number of tour dates to promote the record once it does release. Be sure to check Eventful for all the latest on any Common tour dates in 2011.

Cold War Kids: Southern California indie rockers, Cold War Kids, burst into the mainstream with their debut album, Robbers & Cowards, in 2006. Since that time, their albums and concert schedules have become incredibly popular around the world, sparking international tour dates in 2011. Known for their narrative lyrics and lambasted by lines that can be misconstrued as religious, Cold War Kids' latest album, Mine Is Yours, features a more personal touch. Fans that enjoyed the album will go nuts over Cold War Kids' tour dates in 2011, which will cover Europe and the US.

Cold War Kids formed in 2004 and soon had two popular EPs released. Their debut album, Robbers & Cowards, broke into the top 5 of the Billboard Heatseekers chart and featured the hit singles "Hang Me Up to Dry" and "Hospital Beds." Cold War Kids played nearly two years worth of tour dates before the successful release of Loyalty to Loyalty, which was well received by magazines like Rolling Stone. The publicity allowed Cold War Kids to tour in support of Death Cab for Cutie.

Cold War Kids' latest album, Mine Is Yours has been praised as an evolution of the band's sound is undoubtedly their most ambitious release to date. Cold War Kids' increase in popularity has led to numerous tour dates in 2011, which are in Europe as of July. On August 3, Cold War Kids will take their concert schedule to the US, which includes festival appearances at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. To see a full list of Cold War Kids' tour dates in 2011, check their concert schedule on Eventful.

Spoon: With a history of stellar, no-filler records, Spoon has somehow topped themselves with Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, a consistently thrilling album recorded throughout 2006 in Austin by the band and Mike McCarthy (except "The Underdog," recorded in Los Angeles with Jon Brion). Spoon have been together over a decade, with one of the most unusual trajectories of any band in recent memory-and one of the best and most unique songwriters in the world. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga starts with "Don't Make Me a Target," a song that builds on Spoon's familiar minimal rhythmic piano/guitar vamp popularized on earlier Spoon hits like "Small Stakes" or "The Way We Get By." The album quickly moves into uncharted territory with the atmospheric "The Ghost of You Lingers" and moves through serveral different stylistic changes from the explosive (no pun intended) "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" to the wall-of-sound horns of "The Underdog." The Britt Daniel originals on Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga comprise possibly his most heartfelt batch of songs since 2001's Girls Can Tell.

It's worth pointing out that Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is comprised of ten songs (see Loaded, Fulfillingness' First Finale, Back in Black, The Queen Is Dead, The Charm of the Highway Strip, Nebraska, Nashville Skyline, Heroes, Unknown Pleasures, The Violent Femmes, The Woods, Sticky Fingers, etc.). We've also got it on good authority that 36 minutes is the ideal album length.

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