Shabazz Palaces played Warsaw with Porter Ray & JX Cannon (pics)
Shabazz Palaces released not one but two new albums this year, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous. Both albums follow the story of Quazarz, "a sentient being from somewhere else, an observer sent here to Amurderca to chronicle and explore as a musical emissary," and there is an element of sci-fi concept album but it's also got some good old rap shit-talking too. Shabazz brought their tour in support of the album to NYC's Warsaw last night (9/6). They mixed it up between new songs and old ones, and they had some pretty vivid visuals behind them too.
Shabazz have been on tour with their Sub Pop labelmate and collaborator Porter Ray, who released his debut album Watercolor this year. Last night also had local support from JX Cannon. Pictures are in the gallery above.
Shabazz's tour continues and hits Riot Fest next week.