Jungle Earth

Live Music this week

And here we go again - Ropeadope Artists are out in force. Check Shayna Steele in Paris tonight, and more talent than you can imagine at the RSVP records show in New Orleans. Thursday night swing by Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC and catch Arthur Vint with Associates Tony Scherr and Jon Cowherd. Friday catch Frank Catalano with Nir Felder at Club Bonafide for his NY record release gig or if you are in NOLA stop by and see Charlie Wooton (with Papa Mali) at The Maple Leaf. Saturday Lex Sadler hits the Blue Note, The Funk Ark gets the groove moving at The HOB New Orleans, and Adam & Kizzie set the mood in Oklahoma City

A Love Electric - Psychmonde

Millennium man TODD CLOUSER is joined by Ropeadope founder JOHN MEDESKI for the next release on Ropeadope SUR, and it just makes perfect sense. Todd is just as comfortable in the barrio as he is in the downtown jazz scene, and Psychmonde feels like his message and style is perfectly refined in one album. Psychmonde is deep, direct and honest - with a groove. Hernan Hecht and Aaron Cruz round out A LOVE ELECTRIC, again with a sense that Psychmonde is the maturing blend of Todd's vision and the band's live experience. This may be the record that allows us all to fully understand Todd Clouser - maybe. Dig in here for an early listen, and cue it up for preorder. 


We are stoked for this week's release of WORLDSPEAK by The Flowdown, and for their album release party tomorrow night in Brooklyn. Ropeadope:LIVE in BK also features Tacuma Bradley's Unity Band and Jesse Fischer, and it all happens at the BROOKLYN BOWL. Check the band's Facebook page for a special listening party announcement - we have a feeling you might get to hear this record early (shhhh)

Ropeadope: LIVE in NOLA

RSVP Records is throwing down in New Orleans this week for the second Ropeadope:LIVE event of the year. And when we say throwing down, we mean Louis Cole of Knower. B SLADE, Shaun Martin, Jennifer Hartswick, Philthy, RC & The Gritz, Chantae Cann, Ghost-Note, and Sputnik with guest appearances from Farnell Newton, Roosevelt Collier, Nigel Hall, Alvin Ford Jr, Mononeon, and Bobby Sparks. Now that's a lineup that tells you its the PLACE to be on on the Jazzfest daze between. It all starts at 9 PM on Wednesday April 27th at The Blue Nile. Grab your tickets right here.

Wrap Party (Tacuma Bradley’s Unity Band)

Peja (Zabaduo)

Artists First

Philadelphia PA. TODAY (4/20).  We are thrilled to announce the addition of ARTISTS FIRST RECORDS to the Ropeadope family. One of a only a few woman owned labels in HISTORY, AFI is led by Melody Forrester and will feature releases from talented artists from Philly and beyond: Sugar Tongue Slim (STS), Cee Knowledge, Kin4Life, Joe Jordan Experiment (JJX), Selina Carrera, Ty Ward, and Jeff Bradshaw. We've been plotting with these folks for a while, and let me tell you they are serious about their biz and their art. Drop in right here and get on the list, news is on the way.  

Ropeadope Artists On The Move

Spring has arrived, and the globe trotting has begun. Mark de Clive-Lowe kicks off in Italy this weekend for a couple of hip (Robert Glasper) afterparties, MARK LETTIERI is tearing up the Isles and more, KARIKATURA is bringing the message to Europe, PROGGER hosts their release party Friday night in NYC, KILLIAM SHAKESPEARE hosts the Beat Street Jam next Tuesday in Philly, Naughty Professor hits throughout jazzfest in NOLA, BIg Picture Holiday continues their Pianos residency this Thursday, THE FLOWDOWN, JESSE FISCHER, AND TACUMA BRADLEY kick off the new Ropeadope:Live in BK event, while Mr Bill Dickens slings his bass at the headlining set with Leo Nocentelli and Bernie Worrell at Jazzfest. Get It!

Movin On (The Flowdown)