Sunday, January 31, 2010

Voices Erupt - Boyd Vance Theater - February 1, 2010

From the i don't want your damn bear department... Voices Erupt: Riot the Silence to End Dating Violence @ Boyd Vance Theater at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center tomorrow, Feb 1st!

START STONG AUSTIN PRESENTS:
VOICES ERUPT:Riot the Silence to End Dating Violence

We are bringing this event back to the community!! Join us for the Austin Kick-Off Event for Teen Dating Violence Prevention & Awareness Month (February). Come see thought provoking music, spoken word and theater by amazing Austin performers. These performers and organizations are walking the walk and are REALLY engaging youth. Bring your youth to this event and experience a fresh, exciting and CREATIVE way to get youth thinking about healthy relationships. Youth will be challenged to think about this difficult issue and to get involved in our community!!!!!!!!!

PUBLIC OFFENDERS
CHANGING LIVES
THE CIPHER-AUSTIN'S HIP HOP PROJECT
TJE AUSTIN
GIDON
GEORGIA NAPOLITANO
HOSTED BY ZELL MILLER, III
DJ CHICKEN GEORGE
Resource booths from local services organizations. Featured speaker State Representative Dawnna Dukes. Free event.
STAND UP AUSTIN!!!!!!!!!

For more information, please see http://www.startstrongaustin.org



Warrior Muzic - The Parish - January 31, 2010

From the ... department... Warrior Music
Electrifying Hip-Hop @ The Parish tonight, Jan 31st!

A concert featuring a few of Texas's most energetic and talented hip-hop stars on the scene. This show will be unforgettable, filled with non-stop entertainment and good music all in one. You don't want to miss this amazing showcase featuring performances by...

Gidon the Mighty Warrior
Blacklisted Individuals
Public Offenders
The Cipher
Queen Deelah
David Sha from Houston Tx
The Guud
Ebony (Spoken Word Poetry)
Outta Kontrol (Dance)
Soul Sessions (Break Dance Crew)

$5 admission fee



Friday, January 29, 2010

Matt Sonzala - Hard Knock Radio - January 25, 2010

From the brrr department... Check out SXSW's Hip Hop Guru, Matt Sonzala, being interviewed by Davey D on Hard Knock Radio below! Matt gets grilled about Texas Rap and SXSW and tells it like it is. Good interview Matt!

Interview starts 14:14 minutes in...


Matt Sonzala - Hard Knock Radio







Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hip Hoptronic Haiti Relief - Aces Lounge - January 28, 2010

From the ask yourself department... Hip Hoptronic Haiti Relief @ Aces Lounge tomorrow, Jan 28th!


COLLEGE STUDENTS HAVE BANNED TOGETHER WITH AUSTIN'S TOP PROMOTERS AND DJs/ARTISTS TO CREATE A PARTY FOR A CAUSE!!

A RELIEF FOR THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT MOST RIGHT NOW, THE PEOPLE OF HAITI.

$10 SUGGESTED DONATION AT THE DOOR. 100% OF PROCEEDS GOING TO YELE.ORG AND THEIR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND.

CHEAP DRINK SPECIALS. MUSIC FOR EVERYONE. HIP HOP. ELECTRONIC. REGGAE. ACOUSTIC. FUNK.

THIS IS THE FUNDRAISER FOR ALL OF US WHO BELIEVE THAT THAT

"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

DETAILS COMING SOON! MORE ARTISTS TO BE CONFIRMED!

CONFIRMED ACTS:

DJ's:
DJ BORIS
DJ JESSE BREDE

HIP HOP:
KEVIN JACK
DRASTIK
3RD

ACOUSTIC:
TAVANA
LUCAS COOK

LIVE PAINTING::


FREE FOOD BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRAVE CATERING!






More info:

In 2005, Jean established the Yéle Haiti Foundation. In its first year of operation, the foundation, with funding by Comcel, provided scholarships to 3,600 children in Gonaïves, Haiti, after the devastation by Hurricane Jeanne. In its second year of operation, it is almost doubling the amount of the scholarships and spreading them throughout Haiti, providing tuition in 5 regions. The foundation aims to provide 6,800 scholarships to children in Port-au-Prince, Gonaïves, Les Cayes, Port-de-Paix, and Cap-Haïtien.[citation needed]

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Aesop Rock - Mohawk - January 23, 2010

From the dropped calls department... Aesop Rock & C-Rayz Walz @ Mohawk tonight, Jan 23rd! What a lineup!

Get your tix here!





More info:

Aesop Rock (born Ian Matthias Bavitz on June 5, 1976) is an American hip hop artist and producer. He was at the forefront of the new wave of underground and alternative hip hop acts that emerged during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He is signed to El-P's Definitive Jux label and is a current member of The Weathermen. Regarding his name, he said: "I acquired the name Aesop from a movie I had acted in with some friends. It was my character's name and it sort of stuck. The rock part came later just from throwing it in rhymes." [1]

Born in Northport, Long Island, New York, Aesop initially recorded and released two self-financed efforts, Music for Earthworms (1997), a full length featuring underground legend Percee P on two tracks, and the Appleseed EP (1999), online at aesoprock.com while also working as a waiter. These two independent releases are widely sought after in the underground scene.[citation needed]

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Skills - Club Deville - January 22, 2010

From the do the right thing department... Skills @ Club Deville tomorrow night, Jan 22nd! Skills is a new monthly event highlighting underground hip hop in Austin, Texas! Open mic from 9-10:30pm. For those interested, contact msgstudio@yahoo.com.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Black Milk - Red 7 - January 15, 2010

From the it's your birthday department... Black Milk @ Red 7 tonight, Jan 15th! Come out and celebrate my boi Matt Sonzala's Birthday!





More info:

Curtis Cross, (born August 14, 1983) better known as Black Milk, is a hip hop producer and MC from Detroit, Michigan. [1]

n 2004, he formed B.R. Gunna, with Young RJ, and Fat Ray, and together they released Dirty District: Vol. 2, a follow up to a compilation released in 2001 by Slum Village, which he had contributed production to. Black Milk released a solo album, Sound of the City, Vol. 1, the following year and in 2006 he signed a record contract with Fat Beats Records (Fat Beats is currently distributed by Koch Entertainment, the largest independent distributor in the U.S.). In the fall of 2006, he released an EP, entitled Broken Wax. March 13, 2007 he released a second album, Popular Demand.[1]

In addition to Slum Village, Black Milk has worked with the likes of J Dilla, Elzhi, Phat Kat, Frank-N-Dank, Lloyd Banks, Canibus, and Pharoahe Monch, and handled most of the production on T3's Olio mixtape of 2006.

In the Winter of 2007/2008 Black Milk paired with Aftermath recording artist Bishop Lamont to release a mixtape entitled Caltroit, which was nominated for Best Hip Hop Mixtape at Justo's Mixtape Awards.[citation needed]

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

B-GIRL Movie - The Independent - January 15, 2010

From the bgirls are hot department... B-GIRL movie screening and afterparty hosted by Romeo Navarro @ The Independent on Friday, Jan 15th!





More info:

B-GIRL tells the modern day underdog story of a brilliant young female dancer from NYC forced to find her inner strength through the one art form she knows – Breakdance. This non-stop dance movie stars some of the biggest names in the breaking world, including Jules “Lady Jules” Urich (MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew’s “Beat Freaks”, YOU GOT SERVED, STEP UP 2), Wesley Jonathan (ROLL BOUNCE, CROSSOVER), Ivan “Flipz” Velez (STOMP THE YARD, HONEY, YOU GOT SERVED, STICK IT) and featuring some of the biggest and best b-boys in the world today, including FleaRock, Legacy, Remedy, Steelo, and many, many more.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Lil Wayne - Travis County Expo Center - January 6, 2010

From the hard work pays off department... Lil Wayne @ Travis County Expo Center tomorrow, Jan 6th!

Get your tix here!





More info:

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American Grammy Award-winning rapper. Formerly a member of the rap group the Hot Boys, he joined the Cash Money Records collective as a teenager. Get It How U Live!, released in 1997, was Lil Wayne's first album with Hot Boys, and Tha Block Is Hot, his solo debut, came out in 1999.

After gaining fame with two other albums in the early 2000s, Lil Wayne reached higher popularity with 2004's Tha Carter and its two subsequent albums Tha Carter II (2005) and Tha Carter III (2008). He earned various accolades following Tha Carter III, including eight Grammy Awards nominations. He has had two number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 ("Lollipop" featuring Static Major and "Down" with Jay Sean). He will release a rock album titled Rebirth in 2010.