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Shirlette Ammons Announces 'Pretty Precious Cargo' Fall Tour with sookee

Shirlette Ammons has announced that sookee and her crew including Berlin’s renowned DJ Boogie Dan and graff artist photographer and videographer, Just will join her for an 8-city southeast tour. Click HERE to see the full list of tour dates.


Click HERE to see a full video recap of the 'Pretty Precious Cargo' tour from March 2013 to get an idea of what to expect!


Catch Professor Toon and The Real Laww at the 2013 DURM Hip Hop Summit

The Durm Hip Hop Summit truly is a show within a show, illustrating the true meaning of Hip Hop and educating its audience on the foundation of Hip Hop roots. The event showcases the five pillars of Hip Hop: beat boxing, break dancing, emceeing, deejaying and graffiti, with a mission to revive the Hip Hop scene in Durham and the Triangle area.

Don't miss your chance to catch Professor Toon along with Kooley High, Young Swift, KAZE, Actual Proof, Wreck-N-Crew, Top Bottom and lil bob plus many more. 

Click HERE for full details now!


Watch Shirlette Ammons on the Hoscotch 'Summer of Love' Video Series.

Watch Shirlette Ammons, Tommy Rau and Gabe Turner in the latest Summer of Love video from the Hopscotch Music Festival! Check out their version of Method Man and Mary J. Blige's "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By" performed live at Surf Club in Durham.


Click HERE to watch the full video now!


Shirlette will perform live at the Hopscotch Music Festival on Friday, September 6th at Tir Na Nog in Raleigh, NC.



Shirlette Ammons Featured in August Issue of DIVA Magazine

Diva Magazine, Europe’s largest selling Lesbian/Bisexual publication, has profiled Shirlette Ammons in their August issue!


Click HERE to read the full review now.


If you haven't heard Twilight for Gladys Bentley yet, click HERE to listen now!


Live Photos from RBTS WIN Release Show

Awesome photo blog Asheville. Unofficially. caught some AMAZING photos of RBTS WIN at the band's Palm Sunday release show at the Mill Room last weekend.


Click HERE to see the full photo roll.


Palm Sunday is out now on 12" vinyl and digital via Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and for streaming at Spotify.


RBTS WIN Featured in Mountain Xpress.

via Mountain Xpress



by Alli Marshall


“We had an idea of how we wanted it to sound,” says Cliff Worsham, half of local electronic project RBTS WIN. He’s talking about the band’s new album, Palm Sunday, which just released this week (though it’s been in process for most of a year).

The collection of songs was envisioned by Worsham and collaborator Javier Bolea as...READ THE FULL STORY.




RBTS WIN 'Palm Sunday' Out Now on Limited-Edition LP + Digital

After a long wait, Grip Tapes is proud to announce that the all new album Palm Sunday from RBTS WIN is officially available now.  You can get the album on a limited-edition 12" pressing via the band's BANDCAMP PAGE.


You can also download the digital now at ITUNES, AMAZON or stream the entire album at SPOTIFY.


Get wavy, kids!


RBTS WIN sign with Grip Tapes. PALM SUNDAY out this Spring.

After a clever game of cloak and dagger and a host of hazy backroom meetings, we are thrilled to finally announce that Asheville, NC based RBTS WIN have officially joined forces with Grip Tapes. The band's all-new full length album, Palm Sunday, will be available on LP and digitally this Spring.


Click HERE to listen to "Death Magic," the first single from the upcoming release now. May all your wavy dreams come true.


Shirlette Ammons debut solo album TWILIGHT FOR GLADYS BENTLY - Out Now.

Grip Tapes is excited to announce the release of Twilight for Gladys Bentley, the debut solo album from Durham, NC-based poet and musician Shirlette Ammons. The album is a re-imagining of the trail-blazing blues singer and bulldagger, Gladys Bentley. Shirlette says, "I wanted to create a record that uses hip hop, the music of posturing and prowess of my day, to channel the memory of Gladys Bentley.


Twilight for Gladys Bentley is avilable for digital download now at iTunes, AmazonMP3, Bandcamp and streaming at Spotify.


Heads on Sticks release first track from their upcoming LP.

Heads on Sticks is hard at work finishing up their latest full-length that will be out in early 2013.


The band is offering up a first-listen to the album track "I Can Get Back" now over at their Soundcloud page. Click HERE to listen now.


LIKE Heads on Sticks now on Facebook to keep tabs on their upcoming album and performances.