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    My last trip to catch Atmosphere at the House of Blues some five years back marked the last time I would see the enigmatic wordsmith Eyedea perform before his untimely death. Following inspired sets from both acts, commuting attendees were forced to depart the eastbound Orange Line at 12th & Imperial due to what the conductor described as “excess blood” on the trolley floor.

    Things seemed destined for bloodshed once again on Thursday night [September 4] after two fights and several near fights at a sweaty, sold-out House of Blues. A chaotic scene arose in the 20-minute gap between opener and headliner with patrons shoved, drinks spilled, elbows thrown, hair pulled, unchecked aggression, and general confusion. At least three people were kicked out before Slug and co. took the stage.

    Atmosphere has often introduced the world to young Twin Cities talent on the road, and the North of Hell Tour is no exception. The 21-year-old St. Paul resident deM atlaS began the night unknown to most in the crowd and ended it with a couple hundred people singing along to the infectious chorus of “All We Got,” one of the best rap songs of 2014. DeM’s blending of styles old and new and elastic, tongue-twisting delivery has drawn comparisons to ’90s West Coasters, such as Freestyle Fellowship and the Pharcyde. The Atmosphere co-sign that helped launch the careers of Eyedea, Sage Francis, P.O.S. and Brother Ali looks well spent on deM AtlaS, who brims with a charisma and energy on stage well beyond his years.

    “I hope you’re wearing adult diapers…cuz we’re all about to shit ourselves,” Minneapolis-based Prof warned the audience before performing one of his bouncy, uptempo tracks.

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    Seated on a chair directly in front of the stage, Ceschi Ramos performed an untitled acoustic punk song about the dehumanizing nature of prison surrounded by fans and fellow emcees. Saturday night markedCeschi’s first Brooklyn performance since being released from prison nine months ago following a stint on dubious weed charges. His new, untitled song is a brave, raw middle finger to the system that abused and threatened his family and stole nearly four months of his life.

    Ceschi’s intimate Glasslands set meandered between acoustic folk numbers like “Bite Through Stone,” performed while standing on a chair in the middle of the audience, and double-time raps such as “Half Mast,” assisted by labelmate Louis Logic. Brooklyn emcee F. Virtue and Queens producer Falside were among the local indie rap talent in the building to catch Ceschi’s first NYC show in over a year. His highly anticipated full-length with Canadian producer Factor is slated for release in 2015.

    Brooklyn-based electronic artist Pictureplane followed Ceschi before Sole & DJ Pain 1 delivered an impressive headlining set largely culled from their collaborative debut, Death Drive.

    Catch April Siqueiros’ photos from the night over at URB.

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    Featuring production from 2% Muck, “Flameburger” is taken from Minneapolis-based emcee BOTZY’s latest mixtape, I’ll Be Underground When I’m Dead (Vol. 1), which will be available for free download next Tuesday via In addition to some aggressive Artemis-style facelicking, the clip for “Flameburger” showcases BOTZY’s elastic delivery and uncanny ability to match his hair to his jammies.

    In a busy year for the artist that has already seen the release of multiple projects (VAYNS, £¡bel) and a nomination for Best New Band on Vita.MN, IBUWID will serve as the appetizer for BOTZY’s forthcoming 20-track LP, Still Not Dead Yet.

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    The video for “Thieves,” a standout track from 2013’s Troubadour, intersperses shots from a day in the life of Rickolus with vintage Americana stock footage. Rick kills time playing drums in his backyard studio, sipping Tecate and vegging out on PlayStation, all activities preferable to attempting to do anything outside in the bastard humidity of July.

    Rickolus and his band The Little Books will be touring the east coast in August alongside Ceschi before Rick heads out to Europe in September. Catch the dates over at URB.


    Today Poliça dropped the deluxe edition of 2013’s Shulamith featuring a 4-song EP of new material which will be available on 10” vinyl in August. The EP’s lead track, “Raw Exit,” is easily one of my favorite songs of the year and its video is every bit as creepy, ethereal and immediate as the song itself.


    As Saintseneca kicks off a tour in the east and Son Little does the same out west, check out SL’s remix of “Happy Alone” and view each act’s trek over yonder.


    Last month we brought you the premiere of Moodie Black’s full-length debut NAUSEA, a noise rap banger which SYFFAL described as “that record for punching your boss in the nuts to” and “that record that syncs up with cars flying off cliffs.”

    Today we have the premiere of “Christ,” the second video from NAUSEA, directed by Greetings From Tuskan (of Bike For Three!). Watch the clip above and catch Moodie Black on tour later this month with Ceschi.



    “Just cuz Macklemore said it doesn’t mean it’s not true,” B. Dolan relayed to the Le Poisson Rouge crowd after performing “Which Side Are You On?“, the non-sanctimonious answer to “Same Love.”

    Along with Brooklyn-based Metermaids, Dolan served as opening support for Sage Francis’ first major tour stop in NYC since 2010. He performed standards from Fallen House, Sunken City in addition to a brilliant spoken word piece he had finished writing the night before the show about Rick Ross, Iran-Contra and America’s infatuation with the drug dealer archetype.

    “…The secret of the enlightened / Is to preach against whatever it is they practice in the dark / We’re all born free, we die by the shackles we adopt / Enjoy your buoyancy right up until the very last drop” – Sage Francis (“Dead Man’s Float”)

    Uncle Sage took to the stage backed by B. Dolan and Lord Grunge (of Grand Buffet) in his traditional wig and cape for an hour and a half performance spanning Personal Journals all the way up to his new LP, Copper Gone, which drops tomorrow. With just three days prior to the show to soak up the new record streaming on SPIN, Le Poisson Rouge patrons seemed to know every word. Highlights of Sage’s thematically-unified set included “Dead Man’s Float” and “Grace.”

    Catch Manny Garcia’s photos of the Epic Beard Men at Le Poisson Rouge below and read on to view the remaining US dates on the Copper Gone tour.


    June 2 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
    June 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
    June 5 – Chicago, IL @ The Abbey
    June 6 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
    June 7 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
    June 9 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
    June 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
    June 11 – Missoula, MT @ Palace Lounge
    June 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
    June 13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
    June 14 – Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theatre
    June 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    June 17 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
    June 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
    June 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
    June 21 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
    June 22 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
    June 24 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    June 25 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    June 26 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall
    June 27 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
    June 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
    July 1 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    July 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    July 3 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
    July 4 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom


    As Bike For Three! (Buck 65 + Greetings From Tuskan) prepare to release the single for “Full Moon,” one of the standout tracks from So Much Forever, we’re proud to bring you the premiere of the single’s exclusive B-side, “There Is A Need To Be.” Featuring GFT’s signature uptempo electronic production and Buck’s abstract prose, the song is a frenetic counterpart to their sophomore LP, released earlier this year on Fake Four.

    The “Full Moon” single b/w “There Is A Need To Be” drops digitally on June 3 and features instrumentals of both tracks.