STG Announces Upcoming Events: Kendrick Lamar and More

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following concerts going on sale this week.


Kendrick LamarSTG Announces Upcoming Events: Kendrick Lamar and More
Special Guests: Ab-Soul, Jay Rock 
Date: October 14, 2012 @ 9:00pm

Venue: The Neptune (All Ages / Bar w/ Valid ID)

Price: $36.00 not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission
On Sale: Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 10am

Ticketing Information:  Available online atTickets.com, in person at the Paramount Theatre box office (M-F 10am-6pm), 24-hour kiosks located outside the Paramount & Moore Theatres, charge by phone at (877) 784-4849, or online at STGPresents.org.

Growing up in the merciless city that is Compton, California, it wasn't long before 23 year-old Kendrick Lamar, formerly known as K. Dot, would become acquainted with the harsh realities of the world. Sheltered by no means, the emcee was exposed to a lifestyle commonly adopted in the inner city. However, this exposure didn't influence his character in a way that on-lookers would expect. WIth the wisdom from his father, Kendrick had a balance in his life that many of his childhood peers were missing. It is this balance that is responsible for his untold story of "Good Kid, Mad City," the life of young black males trying to escape the influences of Compton. During his upbringing, Kendrick was constantly surrounded by an eclectic range of music. Lending his ear to R&B masters such as the Isley Brothers as well as Hip-Hop legends like Tha Dogg Pound, which helped prepare him for the opportunities that would one day arise in the music industry. At age 16 Kendrick released his first mixtape Y.H.N.I.C., creating a buzz in his hometown and garnering the attention of TopDawg Entertainment's CEO. From then on, Kendrick worked to perfect his skill under TopDawg, releasing four new projects in a five year span; Training Day, No Sleep Till NYC, The Kendrick Lamar EP and his most recent project The Kendrick Lamar OD which received praise from some of the most respected online music sources. Additionally, he has released multiple tracks under the group name Black Hippy with fellow TopDawg counterparts Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. Through these efforts Kendrick was able to showcase to the world his unparalleled ability and humorous word play. Kendrick's handwork and unmatched talent has allowed him to work with a wide range of respected music vets such as The Game, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Little Brother, Jay Rock, DJ Quik, Scott Storch and Cool & Dre. He is currently working on his debut album, and alongside legendary producer Dr. Dre on his highly anticipated upcoming release Detox.

 

 

 

Nouvelle VagueSTG Announces Upcoming Events: Kendrick Lamar and More

Performs Dawn of Innocence

Date: October 17, 2012 @ 8:00pm

Venue: The Neptune (All Ages / Bar w/ Valid ID)

Price: $25.00 not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission
On Sale: Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 10am

Ticketing Information: Available online at Tickets.com, in person at the Paramount Theatre box office (M-F 10am-6pm), 24-hour kiosks located outside the Paramount & Moore Theatres, charge by phone at (877) 784-4849, or online at STGPresents.org.

 

An inspired selection of 80's new wave bands performing classic pop covers. Compiled by Marc Collin of the phenomenal Nouvelle Vague comes an equally phenomenal album, this is Nouvelle Vague in reverse - new wave bands covering classic tracks of our time. Not a compilation for the sake of it, but an album breathing new life into one of the most controversial & back in vogue musical movements of recent times. Nouvelle Vague presents New Wave features some of the great names of the 80's - Visage, OMD, The Stranglers, Joy Division, Gary Numan rendering their versions of classic tracks by The Rolling Stones, Bowie, The Kinks, The Velvet Underground, The Doors and others. Alongside these are more obscure bands - Belgium's Polyphonic Size, Antena from France, The Comateens from New York. Perhaps most representative of the spirit of the new wave movement as a whole and this album in particular is Belgium's Elton Motello deviant cover of Plastique Bertrand's international hit, Ça plane pour moi. Or was it the original ... ? This is a quirky, fascinating, illuminating insight into the weird and wonderful world of New Wave.

 

  

Flying LotusSTG Announces Upcoming Events: Kendrick Lamar and More 

Date: October 23, 2012 @ 8:00pm

Venue: The Neptune (All Ages / Bar w/ Valid ID)  

Price: $25.00 not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission
On Sale: Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 10am

Ticketing Information: Available online at Tickets.com, in person at the Paramount Theatre box office (M-F 10am-6pm), 24-hour kiosks located outside the Paramount & Moore Theatres, charge by phone at (877) 784-4849, or online at STGPresents.org.

  

It's impossible to understate what Flying Lotus has created with Cosmogramma, since there is so much to unpack: The effortless musical cohesion of the historical avant-garde and the next chapter of futurism. The conversation at the post-hip-hop crossroads of two urban music traditions, American and British, and at the center of one of the most vibrant sound scenes on the globe today: the beat-and-bass-heavy corner of Los Angeles (of which FlyLo's Brainfeeder is a mainstay). The uncommonly natural musical communication between the physical world and the spiritual, one made personal and given a cohesive form. Even the funny smells, without the slightest whiff of self-importance. Many artists strive for something grand and vast, but 26 year-old Steven Ellison actually brought it forth from his head and heart. To not dress it in the garb of the special does it a great disservice.  Ellison's heritage forecast how different approaches to creativity could form a singular whole. His grandmother, Marilyn Mcleod, wrote and produced popular songs for Motown (most famously, Diana Ross' disco smash "Love Hangover"); while his aunt, the harpist/pianist Alice Coltrane (wife of saxophone colossus, John Coltrane), created legendary compositions that remain bedrocks of the jazz avant-garde, not to mention crucial fusions of Eastern and Western tonalities, incorporating spiritual themes into modern music.

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