Mon 13th Dec
Das Racist + Ezra Bang & Hot Machine *****THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED*****
Das Racist is a rap group based in Brooklyn, composed of Queens-born Himanshu Suri and San Francisco-born Victor Vazquez joined by hype man Ashok Kondabolu, known as Dap, for live performances and in music videos. Known for their use of humor, obscure references, and unconventional style, Das Racist has been both dismissed as joke rap and hailed as an urgent new voice in rap. After rising to Internet fame with their 2008 song “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”, Das Racist established themselves as credible rappers with the release of their 2010 mixtapes Shut Up, Dude and Sit Down, Man. Spin magazine picked Das Racist as one of 50 acts to watch at the 2010 SXSW festival, and in April 2010, MTV Iggy selected Das Racist as one of the “25 Best New Bands in the World.”
Ezra Bang & Hot Machine
Gorilla Funk is here, and it’s public enemy number 1. ‘Ezra Bang and the Hot Machine’ is essentially one man and his musings, he thrusts out his socially aware lyrics under heavy synths and could well be ‘Grace Jones’ doing ‘Rage Against The Machine’ or a camped up ‘Chuck D’ rapping to dirty disco about immigration. Although Ezra’s new hometown of London has welcomed him into its bosom, being a black New York rapper with a wedge cut has meant that Public Enemy comparisons have continued to follow him. Not that it’s a bad thing, especially as the tone of Ezra’s lyrics more than whiff of Chuck D’s and Flavor Flav’s.
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £8 in advance