Our friends The Dirtyphonics have been on a whirlwind tour all over the world and have looped us in to their (mis)adventures. Through the course of their “Irreverence Tour,” they’ve been documenting their antics with their own webshow. We got to hang with these four guys (miscreants) for a few weeks in April, and take it from us, they’re a group of cool cats to kick it with.
Get a glimpse of their tour life with the latest episode of their show here.
URB staffers got to witness Adrian Lux in action during our time at Ultra Music Fest and Coachella. With another main stage showing at Chicago’s EDC this past Memorial Day weekend, Lux embarks on a multi-date Summer tour through North America entitled the Damaged Tour.
Seems apropos, as the tour shares its namesake with his first commercial single of 2013. Damaged, featuring vocals from Alva Tang and rhythm guitar by Nico Malmstedt. Lux did well in enlisting his collaborative cohorts as it lends a different sense of depth to his ever evolving sound. Playing on his own sensibilities as a former punk rock guitarist, Lux’s production and Malmstedt’s guitar-play lend a sense of distilled post-punk identity to the bittersweet vocals of Tang that help the track …
<Age notwithstanding, I have a noted predilection or down right bias towards that ‘Golden-era’ Hip Hop sound and to most things related to the Soulquarian/Native Tongues movement. The forthcoming mini-review and coverage may or may not necessarily reflect the ideas shared with my URB compatriots — but it is what I grew up with and happens to be my flavor of choice.. The fact that I’m writing this review first person, should be indicative of my love for this album.>
Now on to our regularly scheduled program:
With the recent drop of Oddisee’s ‘People Hear What They See’ album, my initial impression in speaking with some of my local hip hop heads was literally, ‘This shit is bananas.’ The album sounds as if Oddisee got into Bill and Ted’s infamous time-traveling …
Looking back on the great electro surge of the late oughts, few acts brought the fever to the live stage as well as Justice, whose stacks of fake Marshall amps and giant glowing cross wowed audiences over repeat tours, and was even captured in a film. The Paris duo released their second album, Audio, Video, Disco last month, which was met with mixed review by critics and fans alike, who couldn’t decide if the more arena-rock direction was a good thing. Justice will no doubt try to convert the doubters when they return to the States in March for their first live shows of the new decade.
Tonight Kosha Dillz rocks West Hollywood for an eventful evening @ The Viper Room Binary Star and DJ Abilities while Mac Miller celebrates his record release down the street at House of Blues. Tomorrow he prepares for a grueling 8 shows in 7 day midwest tour and canned good food drive. All in a days work and grateful for what he has, there is no need to complain about where he plays tonight.
Giving thanks for a successful year, international DIY rapper and cultural phenom Kosha Dillz is hitting the road for one last jaunt that’s equal parts tour and food drive. Kosha is headlining the “You Canned Do It” tour, rocking shows with friends from Minneapolis (w/ Crunchy Kids) to Rockford ( w/ Black Lung), and hitting …