F6 Gallery 3 Year Anniversary - [F6 Gallery] - Come to the F6 Gallery’s 3 Year anniversary and support those who give urban art a place to survive and thrive. Music will be supplied by Dub Commission.
Rok Yo Kicks [Rok Republic] - This is a guest list only event, but it seems too cool not to cover. Beat Breakerz and Centre join forces to throw this sneaker-oriented affair. Sick of getting turned away at the door of clubs just cus your wearing sneakers? Well this affair is just for you. Wear your expansive sneaks and roll in style.
Grizzly Bear Adams Experience - Wreckamic | Cashflow | Charlie Rocks | J.Mack [The Lounge on Elm] - Featuring Wreckamic, who will be debuting some new music tonight, this hip-hop show will also include J.Mack from Pae Me, who has made some noise on the DC9 Vox Pop battles.
Every Never is Now Tour - P.O.S. | Astronautalis | Dessa [Hailey’s in Denton] - Don’t expect the norm when it comes to hip-hop if you’re gonna go to this one. But if you are gonna go you probably already know that. SMU grad Astronautalis will come back to his stomping grounds of North Texas, joined by Doomtree label mates P.O.S. and Dessa. With Astronautalis claiming a background in battle rap and theater, P.O.S. emerging from the punk rock scene, and Dessa a seasoned spoken word poet and technical writing for a medical manufacturer, this should be an interesting night, indeed.
Vitamin Water + Endaglo Party - Sour Grapes [RSVP for Location] - Endaglo, Rec Shop, and Vitamin Water team up to bring you a great event featuring the art of the Sour Grapes collective, music and food. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited.
Attention hungry MCs eager to get in front of the public eye, The Dallas Observer's DC9 at Night blog has launched Vox Pop, a weekly head-to-head video battle pitting lyricists against one another. Neat idea. We’ll be watching this to see where this goes.
Round 1: JMack vs. AnonymousCulture
Go now and get your votes in.
The ever fresh Centre is opening up a pop-up store for the All-Star festivities. I can’t wait to see what kind of action this one’s gonna get. The last pop-up store to hit Mockingbird Station, Kidrobot back in September, was a wild success on opening day. We can only hope that The Annx enjoys a nice piece of that All-Star money, and that they can dodge the hookers that should be raining down on all the the prominent events of the weekend with the subtlety of a meteor shower.
MTV Jams announced today that Saturday they will be airing a program called “Texas All-Star Day" which will focus on the burgeoning rap scene in the great Lone Star State. Pikahsso and Tahiti, Dallas’ own AwkQuarius, are scheduled to appear on the show. The program was created as a precursor to next weekend’s sure-to-be-insane All-Star Weekend events. UPDATE: Dustin Cavazos will also be on air.
The Dallas Observer has launched a new weekly emcee battle series, called Vox Pop. Submissions will be in the form of :45 videos. This sounds like it could be pretty exciting. For details of this feature, check out the DC9 at Night blog.