Thursday, March 30, 2006

Sqratch Karnival 7 - Red Bull House - April 7, 2006

Another Sqratch Karnival! This one will be special since it's right before the DMC Regional and it should get you hyped up for the event! And it's at the Red Bull House for the first time which is a tight joint! AND it looks like it's in conjunction with BBoy City no doubt part of the BBoy City 13 festivities! Get ready for some breakin and scratchin!

Percee P - The Parish - March 30, 2006

Wow! A hip hop show for real will be coming to The Parish on Thursday! Video Trapped the Rapper Tour feature some of the best underground artists in the scene... artists include Percee P, Earatik Statik, Tableek, Asamov, Verbal Seed, Just Born and Notion. Also a viewing of "Culturama" an indie hip hop video anthology.

In an effort to bring awareness of true hip hop and the MC, VTTRT plays on the "Video Killed the Radio Star" slogan and expresses that true hip hop is becoming lost in today's mass produced artists.

Update: There's been a change in the show... looks like Percee P is no longer on the ticket... the new headlining artist will be Count Bass D.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Common - 40 Acres Fest - April 1, 2006

Awesome! Thanks to Ebunoluwa... we were made aware that Common will be headlining this years 40 Acres Fest! The fest is on Saturday, April 1st and Common will be coming on at 7pm.

Reminds me of the time when Tone Loc came to 40 Acres Fest when I was still in school... oh the memories... hahaha... peace out!

From site:

"The story of how FAF was started is an interesting one. Before FAF, Greek organizations held a parade in the spring called Round-up, which dates back to the 1950's. However, in 1992, Round-up's disruptive behavior forced the university from sponsoring them. In the fall of 1993, a group of students set out to organize an event celebrating the diverse interests of the student body at the largest university in the nation. The festival took on the motto of being "by students, for students," and drew its name from the original forty acres of land on which the University of Texas at Austin was founded."

Monday, March 27, 2006

DMC Regionals - The Parish - April 8, 2006

Woowee! The DMC Regionals are going to be held at The Parish on April 8th! Wanna be part of the event that brought you Jam Master Jay, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Q-bert, and DJ Jazzy Jeff... you know where to be fools! And to top it all off, there will be a special performance by Pep Love of the Hieroglyphics! Definitely can't miss this!

Friday, March 24, 2006

DJ Tats - Whisky Bar - March 24, 2006

It's rumored that DJ Tats will be spinning at Whisky Bar tonight... if this gig goes well, we'll have another place to go on Friday nights! So go show your support!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

B-Boy City 13 - Day 3 - Red Bull House - April 9, 2006

april 9th, 2006

finals day for all battles

Emcee Battle judges
bavu blakes

dj battle judges
dj bles one
dj element
dj mell
dj casanova

crew on crew judges
poeone (stylelements) california
special guest ""check websites $ details

poppin judges
voodoo child
john doe
flyin ninja

all styles (2on2)
rudy l (diverse souls)dallas
voodoo child (b.o.t.a)san antonio

mickey n mallory judges'

one on one(bboy)
poeone (stylelements)
special guest

flatline exhibition::
terry adams

graff writers:
the legends of texas

absolutely no video cameras
Tickets: $12
3day pass available online

More Info:
Vendors & Sponsorship

B-Boy City 13 - Day 2 - Red Bull House - April 8, 2006

B-Boy City is one of the biggest b-boy events in the southern United States. Every March & October in Austin, TX, b-boys from all over Texas, the surrounding states, states across nation, and on occasion a few international locations come to compete and spectate. B-Boy City keeps the true competitive spirit of hip-hop alive by holding battles, for dancers, b-girls, poppers and dance crews. In recent times, B-Boy City's uniqueness has increasingly pulled in spectators from the other elements of hip-hop, such as emceeing, djing and graf writing.

april 8th, 2006

+ battle preliminaries
+ registration & qualifiers
+ showcase, vendors, artists, tradeshow

crew on crew
All Styles (2on2)
Poppin Lockin (2on2)
Mickey n' Mallory
emcee battle
dj battle

youngcity 1on1 Battle
Elementary & Junior High Level
Ages 6-13 Only

$20 per VIDEOcamera (only Day 2)
$20 Tickets

B-Boy City 13 - Day 1 - Red Bull House - April 7, 2006

Mah boi Romeo's throwin another BBoy City event... it'll be 3 days and jammed pack with films, break dancin, MC Battles, DJ Battles, and a lot more! Events will be at the Red Bull House on 4th and Nueces.

april 7th,2006

+ film & art night
+ turntablist exhibition by DJ Enfoe
+ additional short-films, documentaries,trailers, photography, graffart, animations & videos..
+ screening of bboycity 12 finals featuring battles:

havikoro masterz vs. masters of mayhem (crew)
thesis vs. chale (young city)
marlon vs. pranoid android (1 on 1)
nes&bexi- the keep (mickey&mallory)
dj swan vs. dj mercury bones (djs)
ray-c&zeale32 vs.queese&kris misfits (mc's)2 on 2
diverse&john doe vs. bionic&jsmooth (poppin)

turntablist exhabition.
4 sets turntables
the session:invited djs
super star djs
spinner t
crop biggie

manila ice
nerdy harry

Tickets: $7
cameras welcome

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Chamillionaire - La Zona Rosa - Mar. 19, 2006

Apologies guys... I've been doing the whole SXSW craziness, I haven't devoted the time I should to the blog. Sooo... tonight at 8:00pm (right now it's 7:30pm... ;) )... Chamillionaire and the Swisha House gang will be performing at La Zona Rosa! The show doesn't show up on the La Zona Rosa site so you gotta go to the Beat 104.3 site for more info.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Dilated Peoples - Stubb's - Mar. 24, 2006

Yo man! Check out Dilated Peoples at Stubb's on Mar. 24th. Dude... there are tooo many good shows! I need some sleep bad!

From Stubb's:

"As hip-hop culture (DJing, MCing, b-boying, graffiti art and beatboxing) evolved in the late 1970s and early 1980s, two things were hallmarks of the movement: DJing and lyrical excellence. The trio’s first three albums -- 2000’s The Platform, 2001’s Expansion Team and 2004’s Neighborhood Watch -- are hailed as exemplary examples of quality hip-hop. So after enjoying the biggest radio and television exposure of its career with the 2004 hit “This Way,” produced by and featuring Kanye West, Dilated Peoples wanted to make a point that they had a clear vision for their music, hence the 20/20 title for their new album."

Boombox - Lucky Lounge - Mar. 16, 2006

Need something to do tonight? Want a free show? Boombox will be throwin' a free show at the Lucky Lounge TONIGHT!

Here's description from Boombox:

"Come to the Lucky Lounge from 10-12 tonight to enjoy another great night of Boombox music, no cover, badges, or wristbands required. We will also be handing out a free copy of our latest CD to a few lucky winners."

Friday, March 10, 2006

SXSW Hip-Hop Shows - Austin - Mar. 10 - 19, 2006

SXSW is here once again! And here's a list of hip-hop shows... daum... there are so many!

Definitely try to check out my boi Deep from h-town... wanna give a shout out to him and his crew from Da1 Records... known him since back in the day. Hope you're doing well man. He'll be at Club 115 on March 15.

From the SXSW description:

"DEEP is what music is all about. This independent Punjabi rapper who was born and raised in Houston, TX has crossed all taboos blending hip hop with a Punjabi flavor. DEEP's album 'IN TRUNKS NOW' features Big Pokey, Slim Thug, David Banner, Too Short, Lenny Lenn and more...check them out at for more details."

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ghostface Killah - Emo's - Mar. 31, 2006

Ghostface Killah is coming to Emo's! Part of his Fish Scale Tour promoting his new album by the same name which releases on March 28th. Looks like Wu-Tang is having a strong showing in Austin this year.

I'm hurtin' hard with a headache right now but this made my day... enjoy!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Erykah Badu - Austin Music Hall - Mar. 12, 2006

Hurry to Waterloo right now! Erykah Badu and DJ Jazzy Jeff, Blaze and MANY others... too many to name... all in one show at the Austin Music Hall! It's an after party for a SXSW documentary film "Before the Music Dies" which is produced by Austin-based Faron West Productions, which looks good btw.

Tickets have already gone on sale... yesterday... at Waterloo only... for $15... and day of at Austin Music Hall for $20.

For more information go here.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Femi Kuti - Stubb's - Mar. 18, 2006

Another Scion event on March 18th, at Stubb's, we have Femi Kuti, Rhythm Roots All-Stars, Raheem DeVaughn, and Afrodisiac Sound System. And also Austin's own DJ Mel and also DJ Haul will be spinning.

Again... Scion event's are usually free so there's no reason not to go! They say to RSVP but I don't know how strict they are but here's the RSVP link anyways: RSVP

Wu-Tang - Stubb's - Mar. 16, 2006

Scion's back again in Austin. On March 16th, at Stubb's, we have U-God, GZA, Deck, and Raekwon from the Wu-Tang Clan. Also the band El Michels Affair will be playing! And also Austin's own DJ Mel and also DJ Haul will be spinning.

Should be a great show! I've been meaning to see El Michels Affair for a VERY long time!

And Scion event's are usually free so there's no reason not to go! They say to RSVP but I don't know how strict they are but here's the RSVP link anyways: RSVP