Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and Adrian Younge–the pair behind the unforgettable score for the Netflix series Marvel’s Luke Cage—have announced an extensive North American fall tour for their acclaimed 10-piece ensemble, The Midnight Hour, featuring very special collaborative opening sets from the group’s incredibly talented vocalists Loren Oden and Angela Muñoz, and guitarist Jack Waterson. The Midnight Hour is Black Excellence: an ode to the cultural sophistication that the Harlem Renaissance established for its people. Performing with their jazz rhythm section and an orchestral section reminiscent of maestros such as David Axelrod and Quincy Jones, The Midnight Hour is sophisticated hip hop.
Younge’s Linear Labs is set to release the follow up album to The Midnight Hour’s self-titled 2018 debut this fall, as well as albums from Oden and Muñoz. Earlier this year, Linear Labs also released Waterson’s psych rock album Adrian Younge presents Jack Waterson. Look for additional information on the upcoming albums in the weeks ahead and see the current tour routing below. Tickets for all shows can be found here: http://www.artdontsleep.com/2019/07/20/tmhustour19.
Today, Linear Labs has also released the live performance video of “Noir,” a track featuring The Roots’ Black Thought. The track originally appeared as part of Amazon Music’s Produced By series that Younge curated and produced earlier this year. The songs released via the Produced By Adrian Younge series collectively celebrate the spectrum of black music, and were intentionally released during Black History Month. The performance of “Noir” was filmed in March at Los Angeles’ Lodge Room. The show also featured performances by Estelle, Gallant, Georgia Anne Muldrow and more. Watch the just-released video of “Noir” HERE, and see videos of Estelle’s performance of “Home” HERE and Georgia Anne Muldrow & Terrace Martin’s “February” HERE.
|“Noir” – Black Thought with The Midnight Hour – From Amazon Music’s ‘Produced By Adrian Younge’ Series|
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR TOUR DATESFeaturing Loren Oden, Angela Muñoz & Jack Waterson
Sep 11 St Petersburg, FL – The PalladiumSep 12 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music HallSep 13 Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5Sep 15 Nashville, TN – City WinerySep 17 Durham, NC – Motorco Music HallSep 18 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ SouthendSep 20 Asheville, NC – Asheville Music HallSep 23 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’sSep 24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn BowlSep 25 Washington, DC – City WinerySep 26 New Haven, CT – Toad’s PlaceSep 27 Boston, MA – Scullers Jazz ClubSep 28 Ithaca, NY – The HauntOct 01 Pittsburgh, PA – Club CafeOct 02 Chicago, IL – Thalia HallOct 06 St Paul, MN – Turf ClubOct 20 New Orleans, LA – Gasa GasaOct 22 St Louis, MO – FirebirdOct 23 Lincoln, NE – Duffy’s TavernOct 25 San Antonio, TX – Paper TigerOct 26 Austin, TX – Flamingo CantinaOct 27 Fort Worth, TX – Shipping and Receiving BarOct 28 Kansas City, MO – recordBarOct 30 Denver, CO – Globe HallNov 04 Seattle, WA – Nectar LoungeNov 05 Eugene, OR – WOW HallNov 06 Portland, OR – Mississippi StudiosNov 07 Sacramento, CA. Harlow’sNov 10 Oakland, CA – The New ParishNov 14 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music ClubNov 16 Palm Springs, CA – The AlibiNov 17 San Diego, CA – Soda BarNov 21 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room Highland Park
The Midnight Hour (photo by Mike Miller)
Angela Muñoz (photo courtesy The Artform Studio)