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Simon Green took the stage at Bear Creek Music Festival festival along with his Bonobo Live Band to perform an amazing set.  Those familiar with the site will know that Bonobo is a top tier favorite of mine, so to hear renditions off his outstanding latest release, The North Borders, with a live band is special.  Check out the full set in both video (courtesy of FunkIt) as well as audio MP3 and FLAC versions of the set.

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Brooklyn’s own Fresh Daily and Chris Faust performed killer sets at Drom in NYC last week, along with PitchBlak Brass Band. Chris Faust started off the night backed by his amazing band Good Day Good Night and ripped through some older joints off of Comic Books Unlimited before getting his FAUST era material.  PitchBlak also rocked a high energy set which featured a cameo verse from Fresh Daily, who headlined the show.  The BK Good Guy himself was no slouch either to close the night, making beats live on his MPC while spitting raps over his lush production.  The highlight of the night was an improvised jam with the trombone section of PitchBlak joining Fresh Daily on stage while he freestyled.  But enough about my recap, enjoy our exclusive photos, videos and audio highlights of the evening’s festivities.

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As 2012 comes to a close, and we enjoy the holiday season, alive and well (yup, we made it, Mayans!), its time to take a look back at the releases this year and select the best of the best.  As with last year, since the focus of this site is always live music and we’re discussing studio albums, we’re providing a live song from each artist who made the list.

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Earlier this week Okayplayer held their 6th Annual Holiday Jam Session @ Brooklyn Bowl, which as always was hosted by The Roots with tons of special guests including Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, ASAP Rocky, Bilal and more.  Here is a video we shot of The Roots w/Kweli and Q-Tip rocking Electric Relaxation (the place was packed, so apologies for the shakiness at times), and we also linked up an MP3 download for your enjoyment this holiday season.  Enjoy.

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A few weeks ago we posted a video we recorded of Asher performing “Common Knowledge” with his band at the Gramercy Theater in NYC.  As promised, we’re revisiting this show with some exclusive MP3 downloads from the set.  Looks like Chrismtas came a bit early this year for any Asher Roth fans out there.  Check out a bunch of streams/downloads below.

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Questlove took on the 1s and 2s in NYC last month to rock a set of J Dilla beats played live by The Roots.  You may remember the Dilla Joints album we posted a while back, well this session unearthed more unreleased gems from those sessions.  Check out the full 60 min video below, or download the mix as an MP3.

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