More than 20 years after the release of the album, Kool Keith & Dan The Automator did their first live shows as Dr. Octagon at The Independent in San Francisco and the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. They were joined by DJ Qbert who was a critical part of the original album (and Del the Funky Homosapien in SF and Mix Master Mike in LA).
You have one more chance to catch them when they perform at Soundset in May which coincides with a deluxe box set of Dr. Octagonecologyst (Get on Down). Check out a couple of videos from the LA show (these had the least amount of people’s heads and singing along).
Fat Beats was always one of my first stops on a trip to NYC in the 90s. Joe Abajian, the founder, is bringing some gems from his collection as well as some rare hip hop paraphernalia to a record sale at Rappcats.
Saturday, February 25, 2017, Noon-6
5638 York Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90042
For a brief history of Fat Beats, read more on Rappcats.
Youth Speaks is celebrating 20 Years of Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday, January 16th, 2017 at the Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St, SF. The presale tickets have sold out, but there are a limited number of tickets that will be available at the door at 6:30pm the night of the show.
If you’re in L.A., you really don’t want to miss the Rappcats Record Sale going on this Saturday. Michael McFadin from Ubiquity is bringing records from “Boston” Bob Gibson’s collection, with a focus on rap records/records that influenced and were sampled for hip hop from the 80’s and 90’s.
Saturday, December 3rd, Noon-6PM
Rappcats, 5638 York Blvd, Los Angeles 90042
Rappcats x Ubiquity Records Pt. 2: Rap, Disco and Rare Grooves and Beats from the Dealer who Influenced the Hip Hop Sound of the 90s.
This weekend ComplexCon descended upon the LB Convention Center. The extravaganza was put together by Complex with guidance from Takashi Murakami, Pharell & Skrillex, the event features art, clothing, musical performances, and of course, shoes. Nathan & Natasha went to check it out. Thank you to Capsule for thinking of us…
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Ben Venom (in Roger Gastman’s Strange Power Installation)
It’s your lucky day…a new video game video for “Shrunk” and new tour dates from Aesop Rock. He’s going back out with Rob Sonic & DJ Zone with Homeboy Sandman opening (although there will probably be some Lice moments during the show).