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Thomas Bellflower May 14, 2015
WATCH – BadBadNotGood perform “Kaleidoscope” on Jimmy Kimmel Live:
BadBadNotGood performed “Kaleidoscope” on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. The band was invited by Earl Sweatshirt to perform arrangements of Sweatshirt’s “AM // Radio” and “Grief”, but they also were asked to perform one of their own original songs. BadBadNotGood is currently working on their new album. You can order their junior LP titled III here. Check out the performance clip above and see all upcoming tour dates below.

Tour Dates

5/15 – London, UK @ Electric Ballrom * TICKETS

5/16 – Paris, France @ Villette Street Festival * TICKETS

5/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg Max * TICKETS

5/28 – Angers, France @ Le Chabada TICKETS

5/29 – Laval, France @ Les 3 Elephants TICKETS

5/30 – Paris, France @ Badaboum TICKETS

5/31 – Nimes, France @ This Is Not A Love Song TICKETS

6/02 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ Cosmonavt TICKETS

6/03 – Moscow, Russia @ Izvestiya Hall TICKETS

6/04 – Ekaterinburg, Russia @ Tele-Club TICKETS

6/06 – Lille, France@ Heartbeat’s Festival TICKETS

6/07 – Manchester, UK @ Parkline Weekender TICKETS

6/20 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sonar Festival TICKETS

6/21 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ BKS Festival TICKETS

6/23 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset TICKETS

6/25 – Berlin, Germany @ Fusion Festival

6/26 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter TICKETS

6/27 – Ulcinj, Montenegro @ Southern Soul Festival TICKETS

6/30 – Aviv, Isreal @ The Block

7/16 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival TICKETS

7/24 – Seattle, Washington @ Capital Hill Block Party TICKETS

7/26 – Guelph, Ontario @ Hillside TICKETS

7/31 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza TICKETS

8/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival

8/29 – Paula, Croatia @ Dimensions Festival

9/04 – Paula, Croatia @ Outlook Festival TICKETS

* = w/ Ghostface

About BadBadNotGood:

BadBadNotGood is a young supremely talented trio of musicians made up of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums. Since their inception at Humber College’s Music Performance program in 2011, the three have challenged the rule book on improvised instrumental music and taken jazz tradition into the future. With early champions including acclaimed BBC broadcaster Gilles Peterson and Tyler The Creator who helped fuel their discovery with a series of live jams that instantly went viral and dubbed them the “Odd Trio”, the band released their first EPBBNG in June 2011 to wide praise.


The marriage of jazz virtuosity and hip hop source material offered a fresh take on the traditional “standard” applied to hip hop classics by taking on choice cuts from the golden era rap cannon and writing inspired arrangements for them instead of one-dimensional covers. The band hit a landmark by introducing original material into their compositions with BBNG2 in 2012. New songs like “Rotten Decay”, “Vices” or “UWM” carried on the proud heritage of musical juxtaposition by bringing together jazz, hip hop, punk, and dance music into vigorous balance.


Since then, they’ve won praise from the four corners of the globe and collaborated with Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt, MF Doom, Pharaoh Monch and RZA among many. Their notorious live performances have brought fans across the whole musical spectrum together, taking the band around the world from Coachella to Glastonbury. In 2014, the inseparable friends released their biggest project to date III on prodigious young label Innovative Leisure, a highly-anticipated project ushering in the group’s newest explorations which are proving to be limitless.



(Innovative Leisure)
May 6, 2014
1. Triangle
2. Can’t Leave The Night
3. Confessions
4. Kaleidoscope
5. Eyes Closed
6. Hedron
7. Differently, Still
8. Since You Asked Kindly
9. CS60


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