Brothers From Another, with Ryan Caraveo and Dave B | Neumos | Saturday, April 18, 2015
Words and photos by Castane Arias.
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206UP and ENT Legends are excited to be giving away a pair of tickets to Bay Area rapper Iamsu’s upcoming show at Neumos, Seattle on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Entry is easy: See that flyer below? Just follow the instructions like the good citizen you are and we’ll consider you entered.
206UP will pick one winner at random no later than 5 PM PST on Monday, April 6, 2015 and inform him/her via Twitter.
Iamsu! “Eyes On Me” Tour (feat. Rome Fortune, Dave Steezy, Show Banga, & Mani Draper) | Neumos, Seattle | Wednesday, 8 PM, April 8, 2015 | All ages
Check out the video for “T.W.D.Y.” featuring Too $hort and E-40, below:
Seattle media giant Miss Casey Carter celebrated her company’s four years in existence last Friday night at Neumos. Gifted Gab, Brothers From Another, Bruce Leroy, Tre Ross, Leezy Soprano, and Sneak Guapo all shared the bill (in addition to some surprise guests). Photographer Rafy Ochoa paid camera respects for 206UP.
Miss Casey Carter & Flywheel Present: MCC 4 Year Anniversary Party | Neumos | Friday, January 16, 2015
Photography by Rafael Ochoa.
Post-hyphy indie darling Iamsu! is bringing his Bay Area party-wave vibe to Neumos on August 26th (along with fellow regional acts Kool John and Jay Ant — with whom Iamsu! collaborated on last year’s Stoopid mixtape). The good promotional folks at Ent Legends are offering up not one, but TWO pairs of tickets to give away to some lucky 206UP.COM readers.
To enter to win a pair, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, OR a tweet to @206upBlog with the phrase “IAMSU! AND SO ARE YOU” written somewhere in the message. We’ll draw two names at random and each winner will receive two tickets. If you’re a loser (ie. one whose name is not drawn) — womp, womp — you can still click over to Ent Legends to purchase tickets on your own. Good luck!
“Goin’ Up” – Iamsu! (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Kingdom Crumbs (Cloud Nice’s Tay Sean, Jarv Dee, Mikey Nice, and Jerm) are creators of the best Seattle rap album of 2012, at least in this blogger’s humble opinion. Make sure to download the crew’s swagged-out, heady self-titled debut, here.
New today is this remix of Kingdom’s “The Mezzanine,” treated with due respect by one half of Fresh Espresso, P Smoov. The two groups will be performing at the same City Arts Fest show at Neumos on 10/19. Go here to check the science.
Props released this track today, “Fresh & Fly,” featuring Maybach Music cohort Stalley and produced by Town vet Vitamin D. This number was put together in advance of Stalley’s June 10 headlining show at Neumos. Go here for tickets.
At Saturday’s sold-out Cinemetropolis Album Release Party, the second of a two-night run at Neumos, Blue Scholars had Seattle hip-hop fans eating out of their proverbial hands, as has been the case at all of the duo’s local shows for the last six years or so. The energetic all ages crowd followed Geo and Sabzi’s lead for nearly an hour and a half as the crew marched through a set list heavy on new material with a few select older favorites.
Viper Creek Club has gotten a lot of love from 206UP.COM for its highly danceable, innovative reinterpretations of SEA hip-hop tracks. I’m not gonna link to ’em all here — that’s what the Search bar is for, dunny. Suffice to say that Mat Wisner’s side hustle has resulted in the birth of a 10-track album, ViperLust, that will drop and be celebrated live at Neumos on April 1. Get yourself to the venue for that and check 206UP.COM for the download when it goes public.
Also rocking with VCC that night will be the ever-assiduous Truckasaurus, and a new electro-rap duo known as Metal Chocolates, the ridiculously intelligent offspring of oc Notes and Rik Rude that is too smart for both the club and most progressive liberal arts colleges that I hear are all the rage right now. For a little taste of their gray matter, check the Bandcamp thingy below. MC has an interesting promotional package available, too, the spoils of which consist of accoutrement both likely and otherwise. Check for that, here.