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Tyler, the Creator books a date at Plaza Live

February 10, 2014
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Tyler, the Creator books a date at Plaza Live

Attention, Odd Future fans and anyone who is continually boggled by Tyler, the Creator, you’re going to want to see the spectacle himself at his Plaza Live date on March 17. He’ll still be riding that SXSW high, no doubt, as he comes to town directly following the massive music gathering. He’s touring on...
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The Caboose doubles in size, erects a stage

January 20, 2014
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The Caboose doubles in size, erects a stage

I ended up at the Caboose on Sunday, and it had been a while since I’d last visited the Ivanhoe dive, so it came as a complete surprise when I walked in and found it twice as big as I’d left it. It seems the Caboose expanded recently into the space next door, which...
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Solillaquists of Sound kickstarts funds for new double-disc album

August 30, 2013
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Solillaquists of Sound kickstarts funds for new double-disc album

Solillaquists of Sound has the talent, smarts and perseverance to leave behind traditional labels and turn to their considerable fanbase for help in releasing what sounds as if it’s their best release yet, a double-disc album of 22 songs (featuring Blueprint, Beef Wellington and X:144, who mixed the album) that they’ve deemed The 4th...
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Yeah, That’s Heavy: Anciients, Cough, Ghostface Killah and more on this week’s playlist

April 22, 2013
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Yeah, That’s Heavy: Anciients, Cough, Ghostface Killah and more on this week’s playlist

Howdy, Central Floridians! This week features three ball-busting heavy records, a satanic pop opus and a legendary MC’s co-op with an astounding upcoming multi-instrumental music producer I’ve mentioned earlier this year. Onward, to great tunes! Cough & Windhand – Reflection of the Negative Split EP (Relapse Records) This weekend’s anthem has been neatly clipped,...
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Battle Knights: 5 Year Return of UCF Elements of Hip Hop

April 3, 2013
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Battle Knights: 5 Year Return of UCF Elements of Hip Hop

Friday, April 5 – Battle Knights: 5 Year Return of UCF Elements of Hip Hop 7:30 p.m. UCF Education Complex & Gym 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Room 205 elementsofhiphop2@gmail.com free After five years of silence, the heavy bass often associated with hip-hop music makes its grand return to UCF. Return? When did it ever...
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Rapper Wes Fif performs tonight at Backbooth

March 29, 2013
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Rapper Wes Fif performs tonight at Backbooth

Friday, March 29 – Wes Fif with Will Brennan 8 p.m. Backbooth 37 W. Pine St. 407-999-2570 backbooth.com $10-$15 Most people outside of Orlando recognize Wes Fif for his appearance on the B.O.B. track “Haterz Everywhere,” but here we know him better than that. The words “rapper” and “entrepreneur” frequently go hand in hand,...
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The Brink hosts East Coast Hip-Hop vs. West Coast Hip-Hop (Pharcyde A/V Tribute)

March 20, 2013
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The Brink hosts East Coast Hip-Hop vs. West Coast Hip-Hop (Pharcyde A/V Tribute)

Thursday, March 21 – Brink 3rd Thursdays: East Coast Hip-Hop vs. West Coast Hip-Hop (Pharcyde A/V Tribute) 9 p.m. The Brink Orlando 47 W. Amelia St. 407-388-4384 brinkorlando.com $10 If your Facebook wasn’t swarmed with invites announcing the latest string of weekly hip-hop-themed nights announced by devoted Orlando scene-maker Swamburger (and friends!), you’ve got...
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Ohio rapper Blueprint tonight at Backbooth

February 28, 2013
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Ohio rapper Blueprint tonight at Backbooth

His clever lines crack an easy smile, but his lyrics are evocative, too – just listen to “So Alive” for an example.
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Hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces perform at the Social

January 25, 2013
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Hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces perform at the Social

This week, Shabazz makes an arc through Florida with Sub Pop labelmates the Helio Sequence, and their live performance is not to be missed.
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Rhode Island rapper Sage Francis performs at The Plaza Live

December 20, 2012
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Rhode Island rapper Sage Francis performs at The Plaza Live

The Rhode Island rapper has been mostly quiet since his 2010 release, Li(f)e – aside from his lively Twitter feed, which is where we peeped his rad crocheted Han Solo – but Thursday sees his return to Orlando as part of a December mini-tour of Florida and New Orleans.
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