Aesop Rock in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Aesop Rock

Hip hop producer RJD2, who was last in NYC for a New Year's Eve show, will be playing a few US shows this month, including a return to NYC this Saturday (2/9) at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now. All RJD2 dates are listed below.

That show is the same day that fellow Def Jux associate Aesop Rock plays his previously discussed NYC show at Irving Plaza (2/9), which is part of his tour with Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, and Busdriver. Tickets for the NYC show are still available. He recently had to postpone some dates on that tour due to a broken rib, but he's since recovered and has rescheduled those shows. An updated list of his upcoming dates is below. Aesop is also one of the few rappers playing Coachella.

In related news, Illogic (who is a member of Greenhouse Effect along with Blueprint, who is a member of Soul Position along with RJD2) and Blockhead (who has contributed production to much of Aesop Rock's discography) are set to release their first collaborative album, Capture The Sun, on April 16 via Man Bites Dog Records. The album will feature guest spots from Slug, Blueprint, and Abstract Rude. The album art is below. The duo haven't released any music from the album yet, but Illogic did upload two free EPs to his bandcamp that he did with Blockhead to "prepare for Capture." You can stream both EPs below or download them at bandcamp (name your price).

All lists of dates, album art, and streams below...


Illogic & Blockhead - Preparing for Capture

Illogic & Blockhead - Preparing for Capture 2

Illogic & Blockhead - Capture the Sun
Capture the Sun

RJD2 -- 2013 Tour Dates
Feb 08 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Feb 09 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
Feb 16 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI

Aesop Rock -- 2013 Tour Dates
02/06 Baltimore, MD Soundstage *
02/08 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
02/09 New York, NY Irving Plaza *
02/11 New Haven, CT Toad's Place *
02/12 Boston, MA Paradise *
02/13 Pawtucket, RI The Met *
02/15 Burlington, VT Higher Ground *
02/16 North Hampton, MA Pearl Street *
02/18 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop *
02/19 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar *
02/20 Newport, KY Thompson House *
03/01 Minneapolis MN First Avenue *
03/02 Fargo, ND The Aquarium *
03/04 Chicago, IL/ Metro *
03/05 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose Tap House *
03/06 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room *
03/08 Columbia, MO Mojo's *
03/09 Norman, OK University of Oklahoma *
03/10 Dallas, TX Granada Theater *
04/12 Indio, CA Coachella
04/16 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room *
04/17 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern *
04/19 Indio, CA Coachella
04/22 Oakland, CA The New Parish *
04/23 Ashland, OR Ashland Armory *
04/24 Portland, OR/ Roseland *
04/27 Bend, OR Domino Room *
04/28 Seattle, WA Neumo's *
04/30 Missoula, MT Badlander *
05/02 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge *

* with Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, Busdriver

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