Cadence Weapon is coming to Phog and I’m freaking out. Even better, some of the best hosts we have in the Windsor music scene are playing the gig too…it’s the band, Learning. What’s bizarre is that I’ve been wanting to book Cadence Weapon for five years with no bites. Suddenly he’s short-listed for the Polaris Prize…and we get an opportunity to book him. How is this possible?!
Canadian hip-hop at it’s best, delivered by the 2009-2011 poet-laureate of Edmonton, by an act that I’ve been “bompin'” to for a handful of years…is going to be a gift to Phog and all that attend. I can’t wait to see all the word-obsessed academia mixed with people who just appreciate a grinding bass beat. The definition of Phog’s diverse crowd will be on display Sunday, October 14th, for SURE.
Joining the show will be the Windsor electronic/rock duo, Learning, sitting firmly at #5 in the !earshot Electronic Charts. I can’t emphasize how proud of them you SHOULD be, but I’m thrilled for the hard work paying off for Chris and Murad. The super-secret awesomeness that they just unleashed on me recently is that Hamilton emcee (rapper) Lee Reed, of the phenomenal hip-hop band, Warsawpack, is going to be performing WITH Learning! This just got REALLY real.
Here’s a more standard bio from his “people”.
“Deemed by Dazed and Confused as “hip hop’s saviour”, Cadence Weapon
continues to firmly establish his legacy as a sonic pioneer while constantly
pushing the rap and electronic music envelope. Following his critically
acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize nominated albums Breaking Kayfabe and
Afterparty Babies and a two year term as Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, he
returns with Hope In Dirt City out now on Upper Class Recordings. Hope In
Dirt City is a clearly defined and emotionally mature statement of intent
that represents the culmination of these experiences. Composed of a unique
hybrid of psychedelic soul, old school rap, IDM and mutant disco; Hope In
Dirt City is a groundbreaking achievement in hip hop, and Cadence Weapons’
third Polaris Music Prize nominated album.
Following festival appearances at M for Montreal, SXSW, CMW, Primavera Sound
and the release of Hope In Dirt City in May, Cadence Weapon toured the UK &
North America with punk darlings “Japandroids” for 29 sold out nights,
Cadence Weapon joined New York experimental noisemakers “Liars” for 12 dates
in North America stunning fans with his unique brand of intelligent,
high-energy rap. “Cadence Weapon put two hours worth of energy into a 45
minute set, and by the end of it, he had arrested everyone’s attention and
response to his music – the sign of a true rising emcee” – KEXP Radio”
Scion Canada is a major sponsor of this tour…which is surely allowing for the the most unusual detail, and coolest element about this particular tour…that the first 20 advanced ticket purchasers receive a Cadence Weapon 7″ Vinyl Conditioning/Loft Party giveaway on the Hope In Dirt City Tour stop at Phog Lounge.
The show is modestly priced $15. AMAZING!!!!
Grab your spot.