Epic Beard Men (Sage Francis + B. Dolan)

Epic Beard Men (Sage Francis + B. Dolan)

Sage Francis, B. Dolan, STL GLD, Zilla Rocca

Sat · April 6, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

Epic Beard Men (Sage Francis + B. Dolan)
Epic Beard Men (Sage Francis + B. Dolan)
Indie-rap powerhouses SAGE FRANCIS and B. DOLAN are the “EPIC BEARD MEN,” a lyric-heavy, stage-smashing super duo hailing from the sand dunes of Providence, Rhode Island. EBM toured the world in support of their “SEASON 1” EP (released in early 2018) and spent the second half of the year putting the final touches on their debut full-length album, which drops on STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS in late March 2019. They will be supporting this project with the “COME TO THE SAND DUNES” TOUR, yet another worldwide excursion which kicks off in the US this April and May. This time, they’ll be backed by the turntable wizardry of SoCal’s DJ ZOLE (Four Finger Ring, Project Blowed.) Opening the show will be VOCKAH REDU, an originator of the New Orleans Bounce scene returning to the national stage. This one-of-a-kind emcee delivers a theatrical live set that delivers nonstop beats, choreography, call & response, costumes, spoken word and skits that must be seen to be understood. The stark contrast in style between the opener and closer is guaranteed to give the audience more than one would expect from a typical hip-hop show. Expect a full “holy crap that was effing crazy” experience. Once in a lifetime, folks. Come to the sand dunes.
Sage Francis
Sage Francis
Born in Providence, RI.
Former radio host on WRIU, Kingston, Rhode Island.
B. Dolan
B. Dolan
B. Dolan's latest record is the self-produced "KILL THE WOLF", a sweeping, powerful opus five years in the making. The album reinforces Dolan's status as a complex lyricist and introduces him as a ambitious, versatile producer, dedicated as ever to concept and vision over fleeting hip-hop trends.

This sophomore studio effort on STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS / SPEECH DEVELOPMENT features a supporting cast of talent from a wide range of musical backgrounds, including AESOP ROCK, BUCK 65, ALIAS, CECIL OTTER (Doomtee), KATHLEEN STUBELEK (Circle Takes the Square), DS3K, BUDDY PEACE, and the late DAVID LAMB (Brown Bird) among others.

It would be easy for an album to go astray amidst such varying styles and contributors, but Dolan stays in firm command as an expert conductor, driving the album's layered and visionary sound. "KILL THE WOLF" sets out with a goal of demolishing the boundaries of what was previously thought possible in a B. Dolan record; bringing the best techniques from his catalogue into a new era of production value by fusing live guitars, analog synths, violins and upright bass with formidable vocals and intricate lyrics.

Five years after shaking the foundations of underground rap with his "Fallen House, Sunken CIty" LP, B. Dolan emerges from the earth, battle-tested, clear-eyed, and sharper than ever.

It's time to Kill the Wolf.
STL GLD
STL GLD
Moe Pope and The Arcitype. Moe Pope, originally from Boston, MA, is an indie hip-hop artist, songwriter and contemporary painter. As a lyricist, Pope chronicles the stories of his life and his community by touching upon subjects like fatherhood, relationships, and the human condition. Pope released his first record One in 2001 as a member of San Francisco Bay-area group Mission (now Crown City Rockers), featuring Raashan Ahmad. After spending years with the band writing and touring, he returned to Boston to be with his daughter and continue the path of performance and art. The Arcitype: Born in New York City's Little Italy in the early 80s, The Arcitype's love for music began at the young age of five when his father enrolled him in music school and surrounded him with different Instruments. Moving from New York to the rural and isolated Western Massachusetts, The Arcitype continued his musical education and began playing Classical piano. Influenced by his guitar rocker uncle, he engendered a strong love for the blues, and began picking licks on the old beat-up Fender Strat his uncle gave him.
Zilla Rocca
Zilla Rocca
You're well over 30. You live off coffee, water, and booze. You're married. You have a child on the way. You've been rapping half your life. You are too old for the young boys but too young for the legacy circuit. You make an album inspired by Danny Brown's "Old" because you're old, an album inspired by Vince Staple's "Summertime '06" because you survived youth in a savage city, an album inspired by Nas' "Street's Disciple" because the best writers aren't afraid to look backwards.

One day you will become a former rapper. So you make an album shaking out every trick up your sleeve from 13 years as a completely independent artist. Sparse boom bap from Small Professor, Messiah Musik, and Ray West collide headfirst with ethereal thump from Steel Tipped Dove, Starkey, and William J. Sullivan. Stories of underage drinking, rap friends turned enemies, and ghosts from Philly basketball courts emerge quickly. Guest verses from Curly Castro, Armand Hammer, Serengeti, and Sid Sutra solidify a left of center approach that's crude and direct.

Zilla Rocca is the author of "Future Former Rapper" and a veteran emcee/producer/writer who has toured, released dozens of projects, and written for several notable outlets. He has been covered in Okayplayer, Vulture, HipHopDX, NahRight, Huffington Post, and more. He has previously collaborated with Open Mike Eagle, Lushlife, Roc Marciano, Geechi Suede, L'Orange, doseone, Henry Canyons, B. Dolan, and Uncommon NASA. He was shared stages with Blueprint, Quelle Chris, Denmark Vessey, Dopplegangaz, Astronautilus, K. Flay, Grieves, Dem Atlas, Nocando, Zeroh, and Busdriver.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/