Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) & Adrian Younge are performing with their celebrated 10-piece ensemble THE MIDNIGHT HOUR in Pittsburgh on October 1 @ Club Cage.
They’ll be joined by vocalists Loren Oden and Angela Muñoz and guitarist Jack Waterson, who all appeared with TMH during their 2018 NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert and are signed to Younge’s Linear Labs label.
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. Get a taste of the live experience from their 2018 NPR Music Tiny Desk ConcertHERE.
Younge’s Linear Labs is set to release the follow up album to The Midnight Hour’s self-titled 2018 debut, as well as albums from Oden and Muñoz in the coming months. 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.
Linear Labs recently 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.