Pearl Earl, Blue The Misfit, War Party, Squanto, Def Rain, Sam Lao, Duell, Dead Mockingbirds, LOAFERS, Gross Bitch, Seres

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm

$10.00 - $100.00

This event is 21 and over

Del the Funky Homosapien
Del the Funky Homosapien
Hailing from Oakland, California, Del and his crew, the Hieroglyphics came out as a markedly non-gansta response to a burgeoning West Coast scene. After being put on at the tender age of 17 by his cousin Ice Cube, Del released two records on Elektra, I Wish My Brother George Was Here (1991) and No Need For Alarm (1993). Despite record sales in the hundreds of thousands, he recorded a third album, ...Future Development, which was never commercially released. Del parted with Elektra and started work on the Hieroglyphics..¿½ family album, 3rd Eye Vision (Hiero Imperium, 1998). Hiero went on the road and toured incessantly in support of the album for much of 1998. Del also spent a good portion of his time drawing, practicing Japanese, and playing mass amounts of video games. Finally ready to unleash a new record on the world, Del comes with BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN. Seventeen tracks of pure Del. He says of his work on this album: ..¿½I..¿½ve had complete control..¿½. At times, Del has felt restrained by the formulas in hip hop and the expectations fans place upon emcees who have had hits. ..¿½I wish that I had the same freedom that someone like Bjork has when she puts out an album...¿½ Apart from collaborations with PrincePaul, El-P (Company Flow), and help from a few of his Hiero co-horts (A-plus, Casual, Domino) Del handled the majority of production on this album. By staying true to himself, Del has earned legions of adoring fans. He may have said it best in his classic, ..'Mistadobalina..' when he declared, '...it's all in the mind and the heart....' Indeed.
Blue The Misfit
An experiment of dark sounds with bold beats. There will be nothing soft about this performance... The bass will beat up speakers, the sounds will weird out your gramdma.

Los Angeles born & Dallas raised, the experimental producer and cultivating lyricist, Brandon "Brain Gang" Blue started his musical voyage in 2004. Running with the torch that has passed on by his influences (which range from Timbaland & The Neptunes to Danger Mouse & The Gorillaz), Blue has always felt like his time is now as the music industries next innovative producer-artist combo.

Blue is well known for his extensive production work with national hip hop artist such as, Kendrick Lamar (P&P, P&P 1.5, & Faith), Mac Miller (Down The Rabbit Hole), Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, & Dorrough Music. And he's also praised as one of Dallas' best producers based off the work he put together as half of the groundbreaking duo known as Sore Losers in '09-'10 (Free Loaders, Get A Life).
War Party
War Party
Since 2011, the retro-minded, punk-leaning lot have used a mix of skuzzy guitars, horns and a dirty organ to wage a two-front war on the music world: on the road, where they've spent relentlessly hitting both coasts with like-minded acts like Dallas' Sealion, and at home, where War Party has been named "Best Punk Band" by the Fort Worth Weekly, and where members of the band have helped foster Fort Worth's emerging DIY scene through the Lo-Life Recordings label they founded and the Dreamy Life Records brick-and-mortar shop they help run.

In 2015, War Party's "Teenager on Drugs" single was released in a 7" boxset also featuring Texas' own John Wesley Coleman through Windian Records, that saw the band significantly pumping up the Dion & The Belmonts portion of its patented brand of "don't-wop" – though not at the expense of some of its rougher edges."
-C. Graves (CentralTrack.com)
"Squanto" is a cultural appropriation.
Def Rain
music songs for to listen
Sam Lao
Sam Lao
Sam Lao is a 25 year-old rapper/singer in Dallas, Tx. Although an artist from birth - mainly drawing, painting and sculpting, she only recently began creating music. "I turned to music when my other creative outlets ceased to be satisfying anymore. I had always sang just for fun but rapping was something new for me and I really took to it."

Despite being a rookie in the game, Sam Lao has already begun to cause a stir in the city of Dallas. Her debut EP, West Pantego, has received rave reviews from both Dallas and national media. The Dallas Observer gave Sam 6 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominations between last year and this year, including "Best New Act", "Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist" and "Best Female Vocalist". In addition, Lao has performed at countless shows and festivals over the last year including Index Fest, Homegrown Festival, 2 SXSW showcases, The Greenville St. Patty's Day Concert w/ Ludacris as well a sold-out concert at Granada Theater w/ Sarah Jaffe among others. Sam's visuals, which can be found on her Vevo page, are some of the most exciting music videos to come out of Dallas in some time. Her video for "Pilgrims" received a Dallas Observer Music Award nomination for "Best Video" in 2013.

Whether it was listening to her music online, seeing her amazing live performance or watching one of her captivating music videos, fans have been coming in masses to see what's next from Sam Lao. She is clearly showing that she has what it takes to hang with the boys in hip-hop. Lao is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut full-length album which is expected to release at the end of 2014.
This is a project started in 2011 as just a collection of demos and recently formed as a live band in 2013. Currently this project resides in Ft Worth, TX.

james - guitar
nick - drums
doty - guitar
forrest - bass
belvedere - vocals, guitar
Dead Mockingbirds
"Dead Mockingbirds rock and roll the nails out of the walls. Influences may be placed upon them, but simply put: they're loud, wild, and a lot of fun. They hit like a summer in Dallas: hot and sweaty. Riffs hang heavy like a wet flag, sticking to the side of your mind and will have you humming hooks for days. A. MUST. SEE."

- C.J. Vanston
Best Buds playing buddy songs.
Venue Information:
Shipping & Receiving
201 S Calhoun St.
Fort Worth, TX, 76104