Tag Archive for el-p

Run The Jewels. Gothic Theatre. 11.18.14

Rap music is about two things, lyrics and beats. Take either away and you’ve got poetry slam or bass music, neither of which I’m very fond of. So it’s a testament to El-P’s production that last night’s show worked despite the sound problems. Killer Mike and El-P are both hip-hop powerhouses in their own right, but when they team up… Read more →

Pitchfork Music Festival Books Broken Social Scene!

A couple days after I locked in my travel to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival…they make things much more interesting by adding Broken Social Scene, Panda Bear, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, El-P, Girls,  Titus Andronicus, Bear in Heaven, Freddie Gibbs,  Smith Westerns, Dâm-Funk, Cave and Allá. This lineup is in addition to the already mentioned Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem,… Read more →

Derailed: Definitive Jux Records on Hiatus

Every so often I will be posting under the ‘Derailed’ heading. This is for posts that are outside my normal comfort area…indie rock/pop There have been rumors flying around for a couple months that Definitive Jux is going under.  The messages started on Twitter and then the story showed up on Shabooty.  Now it’s been posted on Brooklyn Vegan and… Read more →