This week we have the return of an old feature: The BC Music Goodie Bag. Look for updates two to three times a week with hot new audio and video clips from your favorite artists (and maybe some you've never heard of before.)
Today, we bring you news, tour dates, and a sneak peak at music from David E Beats, Kelis, and Ed Kowalczyk.
David E Beats
"Maybe Tomorrow" by David E Beats has been nominated for two UMAs (Underground Music Awards): The Undergrounds #1 Contender and Best Video. The Awards will take place August 22 at BB Kings (NYC) but you – the voting public – can help David grab the award by visiting the award website beginning July 8.
The video is set after a post-catastrophic near-future event. Beats is among the few survivors and we see him struggling through a nuclear winter. The emphasis is on loneliness and losing all that is dear, but in the end there is a message of self-reliance.
About the nomination and last year's awards David E Beats said, "I couldn’t attend the UMA last year and this year I’m nominated twice! It’s great that there is an actual platform at the disposal of indie artists to showcase our talent and celebrate our accomplishments."
As a special bonus to Goodie Bag readers, check out the David E Beats video for "Over Here":
NYC residents, be sure to catch David E Beats with The White House band at Crash Mansion on July 8, at 11:30 PM.
"4th of July," from the album Flesh Tone is the latest single from Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Kelis. She will be performing it next Tuesday, July 13 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon but our readers get a chance to check out the video below.
Kelis – "Fourth of July":
You may know Kelis's previous hits "Caught Out There," "Milkshake," and "Bossy;" but she keeps moving forward and Flesh Tone Is her fifth album. Spin has named the album one of the "25 Summer Albums That Matter Most," and in a recent review gave it an eight out of ten.
Kelis will be hitting the road this summer with Robyn. Check out the dates below and make sure to see them if they are in a city near you.
Robyn & Kelis – "All Hearts" Tour
7/23 — Los Angeles, CA — The Music Box
7/24 — San Francisco, CA — Mezzanine
7/25 — San Francisco, CA — Mezzanine
7/27 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
7/28 — Brooklyn, NY — Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/02 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
8/03 — Philadelphia, PA — Trocadero
8/04 — New York, NY — Webster Hall
8/05 — New York, NY — Webster Hall
Ed Kowalczyk, known for his singing/songwriting with the band Live, has his debut solo album Alive hitting stereos and MP3 players everywhere today.
Kowalczy is giving those on Twitter a free track from the album in exchange for a little promo work. You can a free download of the song "Grace" in exchange for tweeting the following phrase "Get @EDDIEKLIVE new song "Grace" for free in exchange for one tweet!" For more details, visit this site.
For a sneak peak at the album check out the AOL listening party. Kowalczyk is also on tour through mid-August. See below and if he's hitting your area, check out the show.
7/07 — Clifton Park, NY — Norther Lights
7/08 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
7/09 — Sayerville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
7/10 — Hampton Beach, NH — Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
7/31 — Syracuse, NY — NYS Fairgrounds (Krockathon)
8/01 — Rochester, NY — Riverside Festival Grounds
8/06 — Chicago, IL — Lallapalooza (Solo Acoustic Set)