Monday, October 31, 2005

Live Underground Hip-Hop Show - The Whisky Bar - Nov. 14, 2005

So it looks like Nasty's has some competition for Monday night hip-hop...

Live Underground Hip Hop... Killathon, Maxwell Cavasier, Clemits, MSG,
Uderus, DJ Notion


This will be the first show at the Whisky... and seems like it will repeat every Monday... so it'll be worth checking out.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Supreme Clientele - Tambaleo - Thursdays

New gig at Tambaleo (one of my favorite places in town) on Thursday nights. Looks like it'll be interesting!

Looks like they'll be playing a whole range of music... what is motor booty funk? I guess I'll just have to find out.

Here's some more info from StarsignDesign:

I am starting a new weekly at Tambaleo under my "party-rocking" guise, The Lord Imperial along with J. Angle (aka The Young Adorable). We aim to move your butts and shake your soul. Music heard will be a suave mix of funky beats ranging from electro, rock, hip hop and old schoolness. Dancing and sweating is heavily encouraged.

You can get an audio taste of what to expect, by listening to the "Rock The Radio" mix.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Enter the 36 Chambers - Plush Bar - Oct. 29, 2005

Looking for a hip-hop halloween?

The B-Boy City Ninja Clan will be rockin' the floor at Plush. With DJ Tats, Nerdy Harry, DJ Digg, and Kunal M. on the 1s & 2s. Also on the mic will be Zeale 32 and Nonsince.

With a flyer like this... it should be good fun...

Make sure you wear your hip-hop kung fu outfits.

I'm sure Romeo and the gang will be tearing the floor up... break dancing in their Shaolin gear.

And shout out to his bro Ernesto (Ernie)... get well man.

Rosa Parks, 1913-2005

Just wanted to take a moment to honor Rosa Louise Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement.

The pic was taken from the Apple Site. I was pleased to see they've put something up in her honor.

Hopefully Austin will have events commemorating the significant life of Mrs. Parks. I'm sure our fine city will. If anyone knows of any events scheduled... please post.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Tony Touch - The Parish - Oct. 25, 2005

Another... and last free show brought to you by Scion... yup... the car company... featuring Tony Touch... Awesome 2... and local DJ's... DJ Mel... and Inverse...

Don't know how critical it is... but it's recommended that you RSVP at the Scion site.

For those who don't know who Tony Touch is... he's one of the best freestyle mixtape DJ's... I was first introduced to him when The Piece Maker came out... awesome!

Go check out the show... what the hell... it's free....

Just had to do it...

Being from h-town... i just gotta say... Go 'Stros!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Getting restless... rumblings from the streets

The other day I saw this post via It's a message to the editors of the Austin Chronicle:

Dear Editor,
No disrespect but I don't see how the Chronicle can go week after week of not covering rap music. It's kind of funny to know that hip-hop music has some of the biggest albums every year but you wouldn't know that people listen to rap if you read the Chronicle. And I don't mean doing another feature on Overlord, Bavu Blakes, or some other UT co-op performer. There are real hip-hop Austin artists and producers with styles that are definitely street, groovy, and jumping. Your reporters just have to know who they are and where they at (and no you can't find them on Sixth Street). I have the scoop. I'm in the business because it's the music I love and I'm tired of Austin being overlooked by Houston when it comes to talent in the rap category. I sent my last CD in and even dropped one off personally for Christopher Gray and didn't get a call back, interview, nothing. And that's cool if the paper doesn't want to cover our music. But at least be up-front about it. Austin, "Live Music Capital of the World but No Urban Music."

Gabriel Williams

Just maybe we are on the right track...

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Lyfe Jennings - La Zona Rosa - Nov. 15, 2005

Recently I was introduced to Lyfe Jennings. And Wow! His music is raw and fresh... just genius! So just days after listening to his CD... I was pleasantly surprised to see that Lyfe would be coming to Austin and playing at La Zona Rosa.

Here's a blurb from the VH1 biography on Lyfe... I love this story:

He only had a month of freedom before he was on-stage at the famous Apollo. He was booed when he walked on-stage with an acoustic guitar but when the Apollo audience heard his gritty falsetto and lyrical songwriting they were swayed. Swayed to the tune of five amateur night victories in a row.

Brannen Temple’s BLAZE, Bavu Blakes, D Madness, Soul Expression feat. Mirage - Flamingo Cantina - Oct. 22, 2005

Definitely worth checking out! At the Flamingo this Saturday, expose yourself to some of the local acts throwin' it down. Support the locals... especially in Austin... the music capital.

Here some info from the Flamingo:

A fantastic bill that pairs the most musically progressive combo Austin has to offer in BLAZE with its most prominent local MC, Bavu Blakes, as he launches a new live combo that I’ve heard smokes. This show would be best described as a progressive hiphop show. Two old school mcs with new live outfits bookend the best jazz group in austin. Ain't no better way to spend saturday night if you're into the funky stuff. Also worth mentioning: the one and only D-Madness is performing w/ Bavu.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Damian "Jr Gong" Marley - La Zona Rosa - Oct. 27, 2005

So the other day a friend of mine sends me an email "guess what? i actually like a rap song! \"road to zion\" by damian marley feat. nas. have you heard it?"... this just brought a huge ass smile to my face... she's a lovely girl... but doesn't have a flippin hip-hop bone in her body... and that's fine... to each his own... so I guess it took a Marley for her to appreciate a track with Nas on it... maybe this will be the beginning of something... ;)

So Damian's coming to La Zona Rosa on the 27th... should be a great show... I've liked the latest cd alot... my favs are Pimpa's Paradise, Beautiful, and Road to Zion... find more information about the show here...

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Legendary Hats

Shameless plug here... but I'll get to it at the end... So with Houston rappers blowin' up like mad... with the likes of Swisha House, Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and Slim Thug... lest us forget The Geto Boys... and Scarface... and all those I'm too lazy to name... how come not more rappers from the South sport the cowboy hat? so this'll probably destroy any cred I may have... if I even had any... haha...

I can only think of two guys who sport this bitchin' hat... Chingo Bling and Cowboy Troy... neither of which I've listened to in any extent...

I would think being from the South... there would naturally be more fusion of the two... I just think it's an amusing thought... don't take me seriously... like I said this IS a shameless plug... Legendary Hats... participate in the fusion... :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Stubb's - Nov. 13, 2005

The internet's going nut's! Mos Def and Talib Kweli are coming to Austin! As part of the Breed Love Odyssey tour and sponsored by Sony Playstation, Jean Grae and Pharoahe Monch will also be accompanying them. Stubb's hasn't yet posted the concert yet, but be on the look out. More to come... updates will be posted... stay tuned...

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Ghostface Killah - Emo's - Oct. 22, 2005

Dude the Killah is coming to town! Will be at Emo's, Sat. Oct. 22nd... Gotta go check the show out! More info can be found here.

As one of the original members of the seminal '90s rap crew the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah (aka Tony Starks) made an impact before he released his debut album, Ironman, late in 1996. Like all members of the Wu-Tang Clan, the rapper used the group as a launching pad for a solo career, which was assisted greatly by other members of the Clan, particularly producer RZA.