Recent Posts in hiphop
May 17, 2013
Big Boi (more by Cory Dewald)
The Austin edition of "Jambalaya Fest", happening on May 24, has moved from The Backyard to Austin Music Hall. All three dates of the Texas tour, which features Odd Future's Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt (also known as Earl Wolf), Big Boi, Araabmuzik, Zeds Dead, RL Grime, and G-Eazy, are still on sale in various prices.
May 16, 2013
LA festival FYF Fest recently announced their amazing lineup of bands including My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mac Demarco, METZ, MGMT, Mikal Cronin, Nosaj Thing, Omar Souleyman, Roky Erickson, Shlohmo, Antwon and many, many more. Tickets go on sale today, Thursday, 5/16, at noon California time.
Meanwhile, San Jose Rapper Antwon is returning to Austin for a show at Hotel Vegas with Lil Ugly Mane and Hard Stripes on June 2nd. The show is part of Chaos in Tejas which updated their lineup last week. You can see the whole thing below with all Antwon tour dates and a song.
April 23, 2013
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Bun B shows his support for 4/20 (and West and Boston) @ The North Door
As we mentioned last week, Bun B came to Austin's North Door to play a Red Bull Sound Select show, curated by ScoreMore. Included on the bill were locals Max Frost, Bagheera, and The Digital Wild (and a special appearance by Vince Young).
We stopped by and took some pictures at the $3 show.
UPDATE: The Next $3 Austin Red Bull Sound Select show is at Holy Mountain on May 1st with Lance Herbstrong, Shakey Graves, Emily Bell, and T Bird and the Breaks.
More pictures below....
April 19, 2013
April 17, 2013
There's no denying this lineup of current hip hop and producer talent that will be hitting Austin, Houston and Dallas as the "Jambalaya Fest" in May. It will be like SXSW all over again when Odd Future's Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt (also known as Earl Wolf), Big Boi, Araabmuzik, Zeds Dead, RL Grime, and G-Eazy join forces at Bayou Music Center in Houston on May 23, The Backyard in Austin on May 24, and the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas on May 25. Tickets are on sale at the links.
For Tyler, the three shows are the end of a tour in support of his new LP "Wolf" that dropped at the beginning of April. That tour poster is below.
RL Grime recently released remixes of Jamie Lidell and Kanye and will meanwhile be playing other select dates around the country in May. His tour poster is also below.
All three "Jambalaya" shows are being presented by Scoremore who also bring Bun B to the North Door on 4/19.
April 16, 2013
Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Austin is a monthly live music showcase that highlights some of the city's most exciting new artists. The event series features local artists on the rise. Each month, the showcase rotates to a different iconic venue in ATX and introduces an exciting new line up of artists.The show goes down Friday, April 19th at The North Door. First come, first served.
See more at: www.redbullsoundselect.com
Bagheera (live set)
The Digital Wild
$3 at the door
April 8, 2013
Turquoise Jeep, the YouTube rap crew behind viral hit "Lemme Smang It", are no strangers to Austin where they've appeared, in part thanks to their fans at Transmission Entertainment, at Fun Fun Fun Fest and at Mohawk on New Year's Eve with Big Freedia. Now on tour again, the band, who are in Illinois as I type this, will make their way back to Austin for a May 3rd show at Red 7. All dates and their latest video, "I Want Pie", below...
March 28, 2013
photos by Bruno Simões
"SXSW was very real thank you Austin, Texas! On my way home to SF" - Giraffage
Giraffage @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop
We already posted a full set of pictures from the 9-artist BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase that took place at Maggie Mae's Rooftop on 3/15. Here's a few pics shots of three of the artists. They continue, along with a Giraffage mixtape for your listening pleasure, below...
March 27, 2013
photos by Kevin Figueroa
photos by Kevin Figueroa
Flying Lotus & Earl Sweatshirt @ SXSW 2013
While they haven't released the April line-up, teaser pics shared so far show label head Flying Lotus, as well as Thundercat and Teebs on the bill -- which will likely be a nice start for the North American leg of their tour that kicks off the following day in Houston.
Brainfeeder was just repping hard in Austin during SXSW with a showcase at Empire Automotive that included a set by FlyLo's rap alter ego Captain Murphy, special guest Earl Sweatshirt from Odd Future, Gaslamp Killer, The Underachievers who also played a BrooklynVegan showcase, and more. FlyLo also appeared with Earl at Fader Fort (like he did in LA). Pictures and video from all of it in this post. More, with tour dates below....