The hip-hop flavored Toronto jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD playing Milkboy in June

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BADBADNOTGOOD are a jazz trio from Toronto who met at Humber College’s music school in 2011. Since then, the band – Matthew Tavares on keyboards, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums – have been bending the jazz music rule book, infusing the tradition with hip-hop, EDM, and punk influences. They’ve covered Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, James Blake and My Bloody Valentine. They were Frank Ocean’s backup band during Ocean’s 2012 appearance at Coachella, and they’ve collaborated with Earl Sweatshirt and Danny Brown. BBNG has self-released several live albums and are releasing their new studio album, III, on May 6th on Innovative Leisure. BBNG play Milkboy Philly on Saturday, June 14th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, listen to their cover of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights” and a new song, the spectral, beat laden “Can’t Leave The Night.”

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