• CFG17_1 Camp Flog Gnaw @ Exposition Park November 12 – 13 2016

    Second annual visit with The Character to work on our music projects and catch Tyler the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw. This year trip to LA marks 3rd annual SO { Standing Ovation} “bro-down”. We recorded 4 new tracks that we’re excited to share with you.

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    This year Camp was two days! Among some of the highlights was seeing Chance the Rapper, Rae Sremmurd, Action Bronson, Joey Badass, Toro Y Moi, Anderson Paak, Death Grips, Left Brain, School Boy Q, A$AP Rocky, and of course the man himself Tyler the Creator.  The second night of CFG included a performance by Ear Wolf that was memorable. Tyler encouraged this years camp goes to put their phones down. Meet new people and discover a new band. So, I did just that. One of the newer groups I had no clue about was Gallant. They were very good musicians.

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    One of the highlights of this trip was meeting my Shanemundi family.  There’s a radio show what has brought together a great community of kids that all are very unique and artistic. I’ve was lucky to meet some of the kids that I’ve been communicating with in person. Also, meeting the man himself, Shane Powers.

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    I wanted to elaborate more, but my procrastination has allowed some of the details to get a little blurry. I’ll always have the memories though.  Remember, find your wings!

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  • Weird N Aweful Weird N Aweful @ Urban Event Space Los Angeles CA November 11 2016

    This was an extra added bonus from my trip to LA. I randomly meet Rakeem Miles on Facebook.  He’s a great MC from Baltimore Maryland.  He also managed to throw a great event in Los Angeles the night before Camp Flog Gnaw 2016. His event company Weird N Aweful secured a patio in the back of an art store for the performances. I didn’t really quite know what to expect, except that I had a feeling I’d be one of the oldest people in the building. I love music and I love staying on top of the “underground”. So, I had to go and check these kids out.  This is event included performances by Rakeem Miles, Herrick and Hooley, and more.  Also, pop up shops from up and coming street wear designers like my #Shane100 brethren Infinite Expression, Soggy Waffels, and even an appearnce by Odd Future’s own Mike G. It was definitely a lot of fun. I’m hoping to catch a Weird N Aweful event again soon. Be sure to check out Rakeem has he rises to the top!

     

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  • trash-talk Trash Talk @ Rock & Roll Hotel Washington DC August 25 2016

    I’ve seen Trash Talk now three times now in the past 19 months. Twice in DC now and once last fall at Camp Flog Gnaw. This particular show was a last minute audible for me. I wasn’t planning on going but after a quick exchange over twitter with Lee I bought my ticket. I arrived early enough to catch the first two opening acts which were local hip hop groups. They were cool. What I think is really awesome is that a hardcore punk group like Trash Talk would have two local hip hop groups open.

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