Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Souled Out - Motive 807 - Dec. 3, 2005

Wow! Cool flyer... and looks like a cool show! So from what I can tell... starts off as an art and apparel show with DJ's at Motive 807 which is a shoe store. The afterparty then moves to Plush. Only wish I didn't have prior obligations.

In the words of a friend... "Too many good times..."

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Sqratch Karnival 4 - Studio 35 - Dec. 2, 2005

Sqratch Karnival, this looks like it'll be alot of fun! If you like yourself some Technics... vinyls... and some scratching... this seems like the place to be. Never been to Studio 35... couldn't even find a website on google... but atleast the address is on the flyer... hope it's easy to find! Won't be able to make it since I'll be in H-town for the Big 12. So if you go, tell us all about it.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Respect The Mic Tour - Caribbean Lights - Dec. 1st, 2005

Haven't heard any of these guys... (anyone know about these guys... please chime in) but hey if you're looking for something to do this might be worth your time. There might be a cover, but I've read that it shouldn't be more than $10. You might want to give them a call before going. I'll lookup more info on the acts and update this post later.

Monday, November 21, 2005

DJ Spinay - Zero Degrees - Nov. 22, 2005

Looking for some pre-thanksgiving day hip-hop festivities? Might try checking out this slew of dj's at Zero Degrees.

I'm currently chillin' in H-town doin' the fam thing... so hopefully ya'll can tell me about it...

Here's a description off of Forbidden Rhythm:

"Forbidden Rhythm is a collective of talented and motivated individuals who have a sum of over 20 years of experience with the party, radio and production scene. While we might not all be blood-related, the love of music courses through all of our veins and enables us to to achieve a common goal together. We all have different talents, and we help each other develop new ones. That's what sets us apart from other entertainment groups. The different styles and infused ingenuity call for a level of musical understanding unrivaled by many other groups."

Friday, November 18, 2005

Chuck D - Paramount Theatre - April 25, 2006

I know it's a long ways away... but didn't want to forget it... Chuck D is coming to town as part of the KLRU Spark Lecture Series.

Description from Spark:

In this moderated panel discussion, rap artist Chuck D and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts will discuss culture, social issues and race. University of Texas professor and author of Hip Hop Matters, S. Craig Watkins will lead the conversation.

All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue.

As the founder of Public Enemy, Chuck D. is one of the most colossal figures in the history of hip-hop. Since the late '80s, he has crafted music with a message. As part of Public Enemy and as a solo artist, Chuck D has released more than 10 albums and has become an outspoken advocate. He is also a respected voice on the American cultural landscape and hosts a weekly show on Air America Radio.

Leonard Pitts is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and authority on black America and popular music. Since 1994, Pitts has penned a syndicated column of commentary on pop culture, social issues and family life. He recently wrote an article that captured national attention entitled The Rap Against Rap: It Celebrates Ignorance. Pitts' work has appeared in such publications as Musician, Spin and TV Guide.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Talib Kweli - Stubb's - Nov. 13, 2005

Bummer! Just looked on Stubb's website to check for tix and here's the quote, "The official statement is that Mos Def is suffering from exhaustion, is under a doctor's care and is unable to perform." Hopefully, Talib and et. al. will still be performing and tix are now $15! Which is awesome!

So get better Mos, we'll miss you and come back soon!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Nobody Leavin' - Antones - Nov. 17, 2005

Austin's own, Bavu Blakes, is having a music video premiere on Nov. 17 at Antones.

Also on the ticket is h-town's own Devin the Dude from Rap-A-Lot Records.

"When it comes to consistently producing critically acclaimed rap albums, Rap-A-Lot recording artist Devin the Dude is certainly in a class by himself. Defying the stereotypic criticism that Southern hip hop lacks musicality, wit and just plain old lyrical skill, Devin the Dude’s lyrical skills combined with his silky laid back flow continues to win more and more fans with each new record."