Hieroglyphics - Third Eye Vision Anniversary Tour w/ CJ Run, Landon Wordswell, Grill Billyenz 8/18
THIS IS GOING TO BE HUGE. IT WILL SELL OUT. TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY JULY 17TH at 10AM(ish).
Hieroglyphics (Oakland, CA) - Hip-Hop
Founded in 1997 in Oakland, CA, Hiero Imperium Records is Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, and the Souls of Mischief, made up of A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. Coming off waves of success from earlier releases like Souls' '93 Til Infinity, the Hiero crew had already established themselves as a name in underground hip-hop, and soon released their first collective project Third Eye Vision. Since then the Hiero team has been thriving in the hip-hop world, releasing a number of projects within the label as well as branching out for collaborations with the likes of Jurassic 5, George Clinton, Dilated Peoples, Q-Tip, Xzibit and Gorillaz.
CJ Run (Chicago/Urbana, IL) - Alternative Hip-Hop, Pop
CJ Run is badass. They're originally from the U.K., but are a legend in Middle IL Hip-Hop. They killed it at nightshop last Summer, and we're stoked to bring CJ Run back!
Landon Wordswell (Phoenix, AZ) - Hip Hop
Landon Wordswell is a 27 year old San Francisco, CA & Eugene, OR resident. These two cities combined have influenced the emcee's tenacity, perspective, and insight. Landon's stage performance & delivery have been praised on tours both nationally & internationally for its captivating crowd appeal & intricate rhyme
schemes being coupled with tightly knitted personal lyrics. He has mastered his stage performance over the years by performing nights for audience's enjoying intimate showings of 20 folks to state of the art venues mounting in as many as 10,000 heads in attendance. The release of his first album, The Mourning After Pill (The MAP), gained him international notoriety by landing on a list of the top 20 most downloaded albums of March 2013 on bandcamp alongside such caliber as
Ghostface Killah and many other well known artists. The MAP wouldn't be Landon's first taste of success though. Wordswell, under the moniker of "Youngs" at the time, had peaked at number 2 in the Japanese hip hop charts during his college years for a single pushed there by Origami/Shibuya Records on an album entitled "Revenge of Soul". Now in 2015 Landon is signed to both Cult Classic Records (London, UK) & Blue Bottle Records (New Zealand). Landon crossed paths
with the legendary Gift of Gab by opening a show in Nevada City, CA on April 13, 2013 while touring to promote "The MAP" & they have been tour partners ever since. Landon Wordswell has also performed alongside greats such as Talib Kweli, Mobb Deep, Zion I, Raekwon (Wu-Tang), Devin The Dude, Aceyalone, Freestyle Fellowship & many, many more.
Grill Billyenz (Chicago) - Dali Raps, Cyberpunk
Grill Billyenz is a rapper/writer pushing the language, rhythm, and aesthetic of hip-hop into psychedelic and unorthodox territory. His mosaic pieces are highly contemplative, visceral, and peppered with deep-cut pop cultural references.
Cover: $30 Advance/$40 Door
All Ages Until 10PM
Weather-Permitting, this show will be in The Sound Garden.Tickets