Beastie Boys talk about Native Tongues



In this video interview for a film about A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys talk about the hip-hop collective Native Tongues (i.e., Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest) and their connection to Afrika Bambaataa.

Update: A second video has been posted.

Mic to Mic's new address

Mic to Mic is currently switching to a custom domain address at www.mictomic.com. You may experience some funkiness when trying to access site content over the next few days. It should resolve by Monday.

Thanks to the readers of this site for convincing me that Mic to Mic is valued by the fan community and encouraging me to continue writing about the Beastie Boys.

Adam Yauch attends film awards gala

On January 12, Adam Yauch attended the National Board of Review Awards Gala in New York City. The event, which was held at Cipriani's, honored the best in film for 2009. Two of Oscilloscope's films, Oren Moverman's The Messenger and Anders Ƙstergaard's Burma VJ, earned awards at the ceremony.

See photos of Yauch on the red carpet HERE and HERE.

Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris

Adam Horovitz joins another group

Adam Horovitz will be performing in a "super vocal-group" at the January 27th performance of "Our Hit Parade" at Joe's Pub in New York City. "Our Hit Parade" is a semi-regular cabaret show in which local NYC performers present their own renditions of current popular songs, almost always in a comedic manner. Horovitz and wife Kathleen Hanna are big fans of the show. Although the couple have informally performed at past shows, this upcoming performance is the first time that their names have appeared on the bill.

A ticket for the show costs $20 and may be purchased online at Joespub.com. Call 212-539-8778 for a table reservation, which is recommended.

Win a signed Beastie Boys album

EMI is giving away a huge music package that includes a signed copy of Ill Communication on vinyl in its January Ultimate Fan Page competition. Visit www.ufp.me before January 31 for a chance to win. To qualify for the contest, you must answer a question about what city the Beastie Boys come from. We trust you can answer the question without assistance.