Spring is in the air, and there is no better supplement to warm weather than fresh new sounds from our favorite indie/rockers. Bands like Vampire Weekend, The Knife, Kurt Vile, and Phoenix will be releasing new albums this season, but our mad excitement is for The National’s sixth studio album due May 21st on 4AD….Read More +
No band oozes sex and seduction quite like L.A. duo Rhye. Formed by Toronto native Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal of Danish electronic-soul group Quadron, Rhye received much attention in the blogosphere last year upon the release of their first song “Open” and its accompanying music video. The sexy vid (appropriately released last year on…Read More +
We’re only 24 days in, but it’s already very apparent that 2013 is the year of Beyoncé. Just in case your New Year’s resolution was to start living under a rock and you don’t know the many reasons why, let me break down a few for you: We already knew she was going to be…Read More +
Well kids, the holidays (whichever ones you choose to indulge in) are upon us. What does this mean? Family, food, love, caroling, and…PRESENTS. We know your busy with end-of-year deadlines, party planning, and the like, so we at Red Hot decided to help lower your stress levels by taking care of all your gift-giving needs….Read More +
This Friday and Saturday, November 30 & December 1, the Red Hot concert series returns with Red Hot + Cuba, a performance featuring nine acts that represent the vibrant Havana music scene. The concert will take place at Brooklyn Academy of Music in NYC as a part of BAM’s Next Wave Festival, a series of contemporary performances, artist…Read More +
Dear friends, Happy ARTHURSday! (See what we did there?) As many of you know, back in August Red Hot launched a Kickstarter to fund an Arthur Russell tribute album. First off, if you supported us the first go around THANK YOU! Although we did not reach our goal, we believe that Arthur Russell’s story must be…Read More +
Back in August Red Hot wrote about how Jack Antonoff and the other members of the band Fun. were doing great things for LGBTQ rights, and passed around the rumor on the street that they were thinking of starting their own organization. This past week that rumor became a reality, with Fun. and fashion designer Rachel…Read More +
YOU GUYS. Solange Knowles is amazing. How did I not know she was amazing? I’m about to tell you why she’s amazing. Let’s be honest – if I was the younger sibling of Queen Bey, I would probably just call it quits before I started and feel about as loved as a plate of celery…Read More +
The talented and wonderful Sufjan Stevens is lending his musical prowess to choreographer Justin Peck and the New York City Ballet. On October 5, the ballet “Year of the Rabbit” will premiere at Lincoln Center’s David H Koch Theater in New York, and from the looks of the promo, it’s going to be stunning. The…Read More +
By Red Hot Producer Paul Heck **Update: This post originally ran on February 2nd, 2012, but with nation-wide screenings beginning next week (more on that Monday!), we wanted to share this again. About 8 months ago, David France and Joy Tomchin, the director and executive producer of the film “How To Survive A Plague,” came…Read More +
As most of the music world seems to be leaning towards electronic and digitally-produced music, I find myself more and more drawn to the simplicity of the acoustic guitar. Luckily enough, I’ve managed to wander into a lovely little New York City folk music scene, heavily populated by incredible performers and brilliant songsmiths. Much as…Read More +
Red Hot + Rio 2: Nova Tropicalia produced by Béco Dranoff, John Carlin, and Paul Heck in collaboration with U.S. label E1 Entertainment, consists of 34 original recordings featuring unique collaborations involving over 60 international and Brazilian stars. Rio 2 is a cutting-edge tribute to the influential Tropicália movement that rocked Brazil’s cultural and political…Read More +
Dark Was the Night features exclusive recordings by a number of independent artists and production by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National.
Red Hot + Riot is a tribute to the great songs of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. It combines contemporary musicians from across the African Diaspora – Urban America, Brazil, Cuba, Europe and West Africa – including his son, Femi Kuti, and drummer, Tony Allen, along with a cross-section of some of the most creative musicians in the world.
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