Bas @ Vinyl
Not the typical motivational charge or coming-of-age story. Then again, there’s very little typical about Parisian export turned Queens expert Bas, the first artist signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint, a label partnership with Interscope Records. The multilingual Bas, who’s been ably accompanying Cole on tour, fires his first official shot across the bow with Last Winter—what began as a mixtape but morphed into a full-length collection on Interscope.
Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. All Ages permitted. $12 day of show
The Main Squeeze w/ Those Cats @ Smith’s Olde Bar
The Main Squeeze is a raging funk experience born within the thriving live music scene of Bloomington, Indiana, and currently residing in Chicago, IL. Since coming together in late 2009 The Squeeze have managed to establish a unique sound and identity in a short period of time.
Tickets are $12 on the day of the show. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 2pm on the day of the show.
Homeboy Sandman / The Difference Machine / The Dopplegangaz @ 529
Homeboy Sandman is a musician. His genre is hip-hop. An emcee that prides himself on musical growth and evolution, he has adopted as his motto and creative mission statement, “Boy Sand like you’ve never seen him before. As usual.”
Raised in Queens NY. Academic stints in New Hampshire, Philadelphia, London and Long Island. One semester short on two different graduate degrees. A couple of years of NYC Public School teaching thrown in there in between. 9th and 10th grades. Some bartending too, at the legendary Lennox Lounge in Harlem. That’s where Shaft used to drink.
Tickets are $10. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show. Doors open at 9pm.
Scott H. Biram @ The EARL
Scott H. Biram isn’t a one-man band. He is THE one-man band
Quoth he: “My music is the bastard child of Punk, Blues, Country, Hillbilly, Bluegrass, Chain Gang, Metal, and Classic Rock.” But don’t let that fool you. Two-man bands like the Black Keys have made a lot of noise in the past few years, but Biram’s got twice the cri de couer with half the personnel. He fearlessly preachs his gospel of blues, punk, country, metal and psychobilly to his congregation of metalheads,barflies, college professors and regular dudes via a pulpit that is just a stack of amps, a ’59 hollow body Gibson and a stomp board.
Tickets are $12. Doors open at 8:30pm. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show.