Shabazz Palaces Release (Great) New Video, Announce World Tour

    Just when you let other music into your mind, forgetting about Black Up and its album of the year quality, Shabazz Palaces come through with a great video for one of the album’s greatest songs, “Are You…Can You…Were You? (Felt).” The video features a woman riding a bike through a neighborhood in spring, where she runs into Ishmael Butler, before arguing with her mom. Like all things Shabazz Palaces related, I can’t say for sure what’s going on here. And that’s the best. [P4K]

    That’s not all though. Shabazz Palaces have lined up a world tour that runs from February to April. Here are the dates: 

    • 02.02 San Francisco, CA: Yoshi’s Jazz Club *
    • 02.18 Roubaix, France: La Cave aux Poetes
    • 02.19 Nantes, France: Stereolux
    • 02.20 Metz, France: Les Trinitaires
    • 02.21 Strasbourg, France: La Laiterie Club
    • 02.24 St Gallen, Switzerland: Palace
    • 02.25 Zurich, Switzerland: Stall 6
    • 02.29 Turin, Italy: Astoria
    • 03.01 Rome, Italy: Circolo degli Artisti
    • 03.02 Ravenna, Italy: Bronson
    • 03.03 Vigonovo (Venice), Italy: Studio 2 
    • 04.03 Minneapolis, MN: The Whole
    • 04.04 Milwaukee, WI: Mad Planet
    • 04.05 Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
    • 04.06 Detroit, MI: Magic Stick
    • 04.07 Gambier, OH: The Horn Gallery
    • 04.08 East Liberty, PA: The Shadow Lounge
    • 04.10 Toronto, Ontario: Lee’s Palace
    • 04.11 Montreal, Quebec: II Motore
    • 04.12 Northampton, MA: Iron Horse
    • 04.13 New York, NY: SOB’s 
    • 04.14 Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Bowl
    • 04.25 Iowa City, IA: Gabe’s