OK, I've seen De La Soul a bunch of times, after a bunch of different albums and they are always some varying degree of awesome, depending on how good their latest record was--the live show is always tight, but y'know, Grind Date wasn't their best outing. Also, I've only seen them on big stages--festivals, colleges, shit like that--so I'm basically super-duper-double-stoked that De La Soul's show this Wednesday (Aug. 5) celebrating the 20th anniversary of 3 Feet High and Rising has been moved upstairs from the Cannery Ballroom to the Mercy Lounge. D'uh. That's gonna be a damn intimate show, y'all know it.
Plus, Ubiquity recording artist NOMO, who where already scheduled to play at the Mercy, are still on the bill, creating a Voltron-esque night of big beat free-funk. NOMO's new record Invisible Cities is the kind of forward-thinking instrumental music that makes my shorts sticky. This is basically the coolest bad news that I've gotten in weeks. More NOMO videos after the jump.
I have a vague recollection maybe possibly have seen this when it happened. I have a page in my notebook that says "NO-MA" in big drunk letters. I was wondering why I wrote that.
This is a bit more straight forward Afrobeat than their latest Invisible Cities but who am I to complain?
I'm lookin' at you Nashville.
From The '96 "Super Major Series." That's right: Super. Major. Series. Think about it.