You mght know that the documentary on soul singer Charles Bradley is screening at the Milwaukee Film Festival (there is a screening tonight). Bradley is currently on tour with his band the Menahan Street Band. Menahan Street Band is sort of an all-star band featuring members from Antibalas, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and The Budos Band. The Menahan Street Band backed Charles Bradley on his acclaimed 2011 album No Time For Dreaming.
The band has a couple of days off during the tour with Charles Bradley, and will be making a stop at Mad Planet on November 15. The band will be releasing a new album called The Crossing on October 31. Milwaukee's own De La Buena will be opening the show. You can grab tickets here.
The Crossing’s more mature and expansive sound is also the result of the place where it was recorded. Brenneck and Steinweiss built Dunham Sound Studios four years ago, funded by a royalty check they received after Jay-Z sampled the title track of Make The Road By Walking for his 2007 hit, “Roc Boys (And the Winner Is…)”. While Make The Road’s funky beats caught the ear of more than a few prominent members of the hip-hop community — 50 Cent and Kid Cudi sampled the song “The Traitor,” and Cee-Lo Green subsequently enlisted MSB for assistance with his single “Georgia”
You can download the title track courtesy of Rolling Stone.
Menahan Street Band – "The Crossing"