Krewella, New Politics, Talib Kweli to perform at Dew Tour
Free concerts to take place tonight and Sat. on beach in downtown Ocean City
(June 21, 2013) Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announced last week that Krewella, New Politics and Talib Kweli will be performing free concerts during the Dew Tour Beach Championships in Ocean City.
On Friday, Columbia Records electro-punk trio Krewella will headline a night of live music that will include a performance of their chart-topping, gold certified dance single “Alive.” Arriving on the electronic dance music scene in the summer of 2011, Krewella, comprised of sisters Jahan and Yasmin Yousaf and producer Kris “Rain Man” Trindl, has created a signature blend of self-produced electro, dubstep and pop.
New Politics will start the night with their dynamic live show, combining everything from breakdancing to guitar solos for a punk-pop-dance rock party. New Politics, the Brooklyn based (via Copenhagen) three-piece rock band continues to gain momentum off their hit single “Harlem” from sophomore album, “A Bad Girl In Harlem.” The album was released through RCA Records and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers’ chart.
Talib Kweli, who recently released his fifth solo album “Prisoner of Conscious,” will hit the Dew Tour stage on Saturday with the socially aware lyrics and dramatic beats that made him one of hip-hop’s most successful underground acts of the last 20 years. From crowd favorites to brand new tracks, his live show will infuse the Ocean City crowd with a level of energy fitting the high action Beach Championships.
Before Kweli’s performance on the main stage, DJ Stimulus will play a set during the Skateboard “Battle at the Beach” Street Session with top skaters including Ryan Decenzo, Greg Lutzka and Manny Santiago. Stimulus’ charisma and trademark ‘funk-hop’ sounds will provide the backdrop for the fast-paced jam format of the skate contest. The Street Session will take place in the Dew Tour Experience and be shown on screens at the main stage via live video feed.
This season, Dew Tour debuts “Dew Tour Recognize,” a series of events that will celebrate the lifestyle and cultural elements of action sports, including art, photography and film. On Saturday, “Dew Tour Recognize: Art,” will celebrate progressive and transcendent artwork from industry legends and local artists including Steve Caballero, Neil Blender, Christian Hosoi, Chris Markovich and Matt Dove.
Dew Tour Recognize will be in Berlin on Old Ocean City Boulevard across from Burley Oak Brewery from 8-11 p.m. and is open to the public.