Monday, October 30, 2006

Whisky Bar Massacre - Whisky Bar - October 31, 2006

Tiiiiiiight... I was trying to figure out what to do for Halloween besides hitting the 6th St. circle of insanity... you can always count on Whisky Bar to come through!

If I go out (let's see how work goes)... I think I'll be hittin' Whisky Bar to check out DJ Hannibal and DJ Avatar tomorrow night.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Planet Rock Party II - Beauty Bar - November 11, 2006

I'm FINALLY home! Austin is the best place in the world!

So get ready guys... it's time for another Planet Rock Party... this time at Beauty Bar... it'll be Nov. 11th... starting at 8pm.

Ernesto... haven't seen you in awhile... you gonna make it out for this one?!?

Check out this video from the first Planet Rock party!

Just joking... it's this one...

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Oh No - Emo's Lounge - November 9, 2006

Rest in Peace to the late and great J Dilla...

Oh No, Roc C, Jern Eye, and DJ Romes from Stones Throw Records will be at Emo's Lounge on Nov. 9th! Show starts at 10pm with our (Austin's) own Dark World Clerics.

So I got into Houston at midnight last night... flight was supposed to land at 11pm... but we were delayed in JFK cuz of poor weather... anyways... my poor mom and brother were waiting at the airport to pick me up... my mom's a bit of a worrier... so she made my brother go to the airport at 9:30pm... and she was asking my brother for the time every 5 minutes... drove my brother crazy!

More info:

Oh No (born Michael Jackson) is an underground hip hop artist from Oxnard, California, United States of America. He is the younger brother of hip hop artist and producer Madlib.

Oh No released his debut album, The Disrupt, on Stones Throw Records in 2004. He has also performed on numerous singles by other artists, including J Dilla's "Move Part 2," who performed on the track and produced it; and three singles with the rap trio Lootpack. Stones Throw has announced a forthcoming album from Oh No, featuring the music of Galt MacDermot and appearances from numerous other rap artists, including Posdnous from De La Soul.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Pro-Am Hip-Hop Tour - South Austin Recreation Center - December 9, 2006

UPDATE: I've been told that this has been postponed... updates to come.

Put this on your calendars... or just visit the Austin Hip-Hop Scene Calendar...

Blitz wrote in to tell us about the Pro-Am Hip-Hop Tour that's coming to the South Austin Recreation Center on Dec. 9th... it's a national break contest and hip hop event.

More info as I get it, but in the meantime check out this new video with Zeale 32 and Blitz.

Lord... I'm stuck at Logan Airport in Boston right now... I've been in Boston the whole week for work... prob noticed I haven't written in awhile... works been rough... 12+ hr days... insane... but it's over and now i'm on my way home... actually to Houston... then Austin on Sunday... one thing I learned this week... if you want to move up in the corporate world... all you have to do is repeat what the last guy said...

More info:

The World Breaksport Association is a group made up of world-renowned, well-established veterans and pioneers of the "Hip-Hop" culture's dance form known as "B-BOYIN" aka "BREAKIN". The members of this committee have each made a significant impact not only in Hip-Hop, but on the world.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Sqratch Karnival 11 - Austin Music Lab - October 27, 2006

Get ready for the Halloween edition of Sqratch Karnival! Tearin' it up for you once again at the Music Lab on Oct. 27th. Once again, you're welcome to bring your own records, yourself, and show off your skills. Turntables open at 8:00pm.

So today is Diwali, a Hindu festival, aka. Festival of Lights... Happy Diwali everyone!

More info:

Scratching is a DJ or turntablist technique originated by Grand Wizard Theodore, an early hip hop DJ from New York (AMG). Theodore developed scratching from DJ Grandmaster Flash, who describes scratching as, "nothing but the back-cueing that you hear in your ear before you push it [the recorded sound] out to the crowd." (Toop, 1991) Kool Herc was also an important early figure. The technique is designed to accentuate the work of the DJ by creating an assortment of sounds through the rhythmical manipulation of a vinyl record, and has spread from hip hop culture to a number of other musical forms. Within hip hop culture, scratching is still of great importance in determining the skill of a DJ, and a number of competitions are held across the globe in which DJs battle one another in displays of great virtuosity.

Friday, October 20, 2006

K-Ci & JoJo - Frank Erwin Center - November 18, 2006

Aww... how cute... how about that pic of the 2 brothers K-Ci and JoJo. Of Jodeci fame, one of my fav groups, K-Ci and JoJo are coming to the Frank Erwin Center, Nov. 18th! Headlining the show are the legendary Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Tix go on sale this Monday, Oct. 23rd, get them here. Man what the old school!

So we hit happy hour today for a little work celebration, actually the celebration of the killing of our project, kinda bitter sweet. Well we hustled our managers at pool and now they have to run around the volleyball courts 10 times during office hours. Can't wait. Just doin' my best to stick it to the man.

More info:

When they were children, K-Ci and JoJo grew up singing in a Pentecostal church, touring the south. As teenagers, they met Donald DeGrate, Jr. (DeVante Swing) and Dalvin DeGrate (Mr. Dalvin). All four members openly talked about forming a group.

When DeVante was 16, he journeyed to Minneapolis to join Prince's organization, but he was turned down. He then asked K-Ci and JoJo to join him in New York to shop demo tapes around featuring his production skills and their singing. Dalvin decided to tag along at the last minute. Soon thereafter, Heavy D got his hands on a tape and passed it on to Uptown Records CEO Andre Harrell, who made arrangements to sign the group, who called themselves Jodeci.

Sean "Puffy" Combs was credited for creating the group gritty, hard-edged looks, and for helping develop the group's new jack swing-styled sound for their debut album Forever My Lady.

K-Ci and JoJo had a notable career with Jodeci, topping the R&B singles charts with such songs as "Stay", "Come & Talk To Me", and "Cry for You". In 1992, DeVante formed the Swing Mob, a group of artists, songwriters, and producers that took part in their later albums. Jodeci released three albums, but in 1996 the group went on an indefinite hiatus (the group never formally split up). Jodeci is credited with starting the musical careers of Missy Elliott, Timbaland, and Ginuwine.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

D-Madness - Ruta Maya - October 20, 2006

Now this'll be a good show... D-Madness! Afrofreque! and the "Mixtape Mechanic" DJ Rapid Ric! Whut it Dew! Show starts at 9pm with Rapid Ric at Ruta Maya's this Friday, Oct. 20th.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hip-Halloween Bash - Emo's Lounge - October 28, 2006

They say Halloween brings out all the freaks... and that's what I'm hoping for! Someone to freak the shit out of me... ;)

Hip-Halloween Bash at Emo's Lounge on Oct. 28th with ALOT of people P.E.A.C.E. (of Freestyle Fellowship fame), Tray Loc, Haps, Zeale 32, Wide Frame, Jonny Danger, Saints of Circumstance, and The Earth Raiders. Show starts at 9pm and tix are $10 before 9:30pm and $13 after... not too bad.

So in Madrid, we went to a bull fight... NOW that is a sight to see... I'll never do it again but that shit is crazy! I mean it shouldn't even be called a bull fight... more like a bull slaughter... I'm all for tradition and all... but let's progress into this century for real.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Return to the 36 Chambers - Plush - October 28, 2006

Table Manners Crew along with Kunal M at Plush on Oct 28th... seems close enough to Halloween don'tcha think? I'm sure you can dress up in that Rainbow Brite outfit ( now... now... no funny thoughts... a girl friend of mine is dressing up as Rainbow Brite ) you've been saving for such an occasion.

So one thing about Spain is... now I know why they are not a super power... you cannot f*ckin' siesta all day long and properly run a country! Can I say that again... you cannot f*ckin' siesta and be a super power! Ah... there... do you know how frustrating it is to go out in the middle of the afternoon and have everything closed?!? Think about it... you'd go crazy... and I did... ;)

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Make It Wet Spit Fest VIII - Ruta Maya - October 21, 2006

Whew... just got off the plane... outta the shower... I'm feelin' alright... ya'll miss me! ;) I'm a bit tired to talk about the trip right now... but will in due time... but just so ya know... it was a bad ass "trip". Now chew on that for a bit.

So on Saturday, Oct. 21st, Ruta Maya is havin' the Make It Wet Spit Fest VIII (I took Latin in high school and college... that's 8... how useless, I wish I took Spanish, coulda used it on the trip)... with performances by Uprise! and DJ Quan... I'm guessing they're Austin locals... if ya know lemme know... tix are $7 pre-sale here... $10 at the door... $5 with student id ( I better go dust mine off ;) )

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Back to the Beat - Peacock - October 6, 2006

So this'll be my last post for about a week and a half... unless I get some time tomorrow night. I'm going to Spain!

I looked for something different and interesting... so... Back to the Beat this Friday, Oct. 6th with DJ Starsign at the Peacock for some soul funk, breaks and hip hop classics!

The Peacock looks a bit shi shi frou frou (I can't believe I just used that phrase)... anyways that means very white. ;) But I'm sure it'll be a good time... let's bring some crunk to this place.

More info:

Ultra-hip Eastside neighborhood boasts one of the most creatively decorated bars of the city.

Walking into this petite bar for the first time can really set someone back. Designed by the now-famous Joel Mozersky, (creator of Oslo, Uchi and the Real World Austin house) the teal and white-encrusted space with matching tchotchkes resembles its namesake. Young urban professionals, hip artists and other in-the-know folk settle in with creatively titled specialty cocktails--a Tailfeather with green tea vodka, sake, and brewed green tea --or choose from one of 13 beers served.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Boombox - Antone's - October 7, 2006

This Saturday, Oct. 7th, our beloved Boombox is gonna be at Antone's along with The Everyday People and John Pointer. Show starts at 8:30 and tix are $10... looks like you get them at the door.

So I'm getting ready for Spain, packing sucks. And taking care of the loose ends... But I can't wait to meet some Spanish grrrls, mmmhhh... and the stop in Amsterdam... we'll see how that goes... ;)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Pigeon John - Emo's Lounge - October 4th, 2006

Once again, Ebun's come through with a show we didn't know about... Thanks man! So Pigeon John's gonna be at Emo's Lounge this Wednesday, Oct. 4th... the show starts at 10pm and tix are $12.50.

Just got back from taking Snoop to the dog park... the poor guy's huffing and puffing like he's gonna blow this house down. I'm sure he regrets eating all that steak my mom gives him... sucka.

More info:

Pigeon John is a popular Los Angeles area rapper who has recorded four solo studio albums, multiple studio albums as a member of the L.A. Symphony collective, and has been featured as a collaborator on numerous other recordings with various artists. Pigeon John has performed on several U.S. tours and has been featured in publications including SPIN Magazine, Relevant Magazine, and LA Weekly. In 2006, Pigeon John was featured in an interview on National Public Radio<

Sunday, October 01, 2006

True School Monday's - Whisky Bar - October 2, 2006

Yo... Master of Self of Crew54 wrote in to remind us about Monday nights at Whisky Bar... the Crew54 will be on stage with Clemits and as always DJ Tako and Notion rippin' it up 'till the night ends.

Dude just got back from H-town... I had to wrestle my dog, Snoop, from the kung-fu grips of my parents. Just imagine the Sprite commercial where the kung-fu master drinks the Sprite out of the can before the student can move it away... it was exactly like that!

Man MySpace got videos... that's some serious competition to Google and YouTube... sorry the geek in me came out again.

More info:

While many wannabes talk about how they are going to blow, how much they grind, what they are going to do some day somehow, but sit around doing nothing, CREW54 rose from the darkness to get the shine they deserve. Beginning as a simple one song collaborative effort between G-Christ of The Texas Immigrants, and masterOFself of The M7 Movement; the CREW54 is ready to take their place the Central Texas Hip-Hop scene and beyond.