Tour dates for Wale

9/15/11: Little Johns Coliseum, Clemson, SC
9/16/11: Merriweather Post, Columbia, MD
9/17/11: Kent State University, Kent, OH
9/22/11: Binghamton, NY – Binghamton University
9/29/11: Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA
10/02/11: Phenom Sneakers & Streetwear, Minneapolis, MN (in-store)
10/02/11: Epic, Minneapolis, MN
10/03/11: The Orpheum, Madison, WI
10/06/11: Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
10/08/11: Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA
10/09/11: Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
10/10/11: TLA, Philadelphia, PA
10/13/11: John C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC
10/14/11: The Valarium, Knoxville, TN
10/15/11: North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC
10/16/11: Limelight, Nashville, TN
10/18/11: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
10/20/11: Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
10/25/11: Joe Echols Hall, Norfolk, VA
10/28/11: Terminal 5, New York, NY
10/29/11: Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
10/30/11: Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY
10/31/11: Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
11/09/11: House of Blues, Dallas, TX
11/10/11: House of Blues, Houston, TX
11/11/11: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
11/12/11: La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX
11/15/11: House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
11/17/11: Fluxx, San Diego, CA
11/18/11: The Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ
11/20/11: Yost Theater, Santa Ana, CA
11/22/11: Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
11/23/11: Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA
11/25/11: Neumo’s, Seattle, WA
11/26/11: Roseland, Portland, OR
11/30/11: LIV, Miami, FL
12/01/11: Revolution, Fort Lauderdale, FL
12/02/11: The Beacham, Orlando, FL
12/03/11: 20/20, Tallahassee, FL
12/04/11: The Ritz, Tampa, FL
12/06/11: Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
12/08/11: Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

w/Black Cobain

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Tour dates for Das Racist

9/28/11: Middle East, Boston, MA
9/29/11: Toads, New Haven, CT
9/30/11: The Met, Providence, RI
10/01/11: 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
10/04/11: Lincoln Theater, Carrboro, NC
10/05/11: The Loft, Atlanta, GA
10/06/11: State Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL
10/07/11: Firestone Live, Orlando, FL
10/10/11: The Engine Room, Tallahassee, FL
10/11/11: Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA
10/13/11: Exit/In, Nashville, TN
10/15/11: Headliner’s, Louisville, KY
10/17/11: The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
10/19/11: High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
10/20/11: Reggie’s Rock Bar, Chicago, IL
10/21/11: Blue Moose, Iowa City, IA
10/22/11: Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS
10/26/11: Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
10/27/11: Texas Music Theater, San Marcos, TX
10/28/11: Emo’s, Austin, TX
11/01/11: Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
11/03/11: Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
11/04/11: Shattuck Downlow, Berkeley, CA
11/07/11: Branx, Portland, OR

w/Danny Brown, Despot

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Tour dates for Sims’ “Good Time Zoo”

9/17/11: Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT (early show)
9/17/11: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT (late show)
9/19/11: Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA
9/20/11: Branx, Portland, OR
9/21/11: Tonic Bar, Reno, NV
9/22/11: Brick and Mortar, San Francisco, CA
9/23/11: Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
9/24/11: The Central, Los Angeles, CA
9/26/11: Chasers, Phoenix, AZ
9/27/11: Moonlight Lounge, Albuquerque, NM
9/29/11: Beauty Bar, Austin, TX
9/30/11: Club Dada, Dallas, TX
10/01/11: Mojo’s, Columbia, MO
10/02/11: Cicero’s, St. Louis, MO
10/04/11: DC9, Washington, DC
10/05/11: North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA
10/06/11: Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY
10/07/11: O’Brien’s Pub, Boston, MA
10/08/11: Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA
10/09/11: Pike Room at Crofoot, Pontiac, MI
10/10/11: Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL

w/Lazerbeak, Cecil Otter

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Tour dates for Black Star

9/06/11: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
9/07/11: House of Blues, Dallas, TX
9/08/11: House of Blues, Houston, TX
9/11/11: TLA, Philadelphia, PA
9/13/11: House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
9/16/11: Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
9/17/11: Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
9/18/11: The Fillmore, Washington D.C.
9/21/11: St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
9/22/11: House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
9/23/11: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
9/27/11: The Fillmore, Miami, FL
9/28/11: Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
9/29/11: The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
10/05/11: Irving Plaza, New York, NY (canceled)
10/06/11: House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA (canceled)
10/29/11: House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV (canceled)
11/03/11: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA (canceled)
11/04/11: Fillmore, Charlotte, NC (canceled)
11/05/11: Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH (canceled)
11/11/11: Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN (canceled)

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Tour dates for Skream & Benga

10/19/11: The Mid, Chicago, IL
10/20/11: Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
10/21/11: The Guvernment, Toronto, ON
10/22/11: Terminal 5, New York, NY
10/27/11: Flames Central, Calgary, AB
10/28/11: Edmonton Event Centre, Edmonton, AB
10/29/11: Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles, CA (Hard Haunted Mansion)
10/31/11: First Bank Centre, Denver, CO
11/02/11: New Earth Music Hall, Athens, GA
11/03/11: Roxy, Orlando, FL
11/04/11: Royal Oak Music Hall, Royal Oak, MI
11/05/11: Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO

10/19/11-10/31/11: w/Skream & Benga
11/02/11-11/05/11: w/Benga

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Tour dates for The Hip-Hop And Love Tour

9/27/11: Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ
9/29/11: House of Blues, Cambridge Room, Dallas, TX
9/30/11: Antone’s, Austin, TX
10/02/11: Fitzgerald’s Upstairs, Houston, TX
10/04/11: The Parish, House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
10/05/11: Crowbar, Ybor City, FL
10/08/11: Masquerade, Atlanta, GA (A3C Festival)
10/11/11: Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
10/13/11: DC9, Washington, D.C.
10/15/11: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
10/18/11: Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
10/19/11: Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, S. Burlington, VT
10/20/11: Wrong Bar, Toronto, ON
10/21/11: Broadway Joe’s, Buffalo, NY
10/22/11: Mr. Small’s Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
10/24/11: Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, Cleveland, OH
10/25/11: Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
10/26/11: The Basement, Columbus, OH
10/28/11: Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL
11/01/11: Fine Line Music Cafe, N. Minneapolis, MN
11/03/11: Maintenance Shop, Iowa State Memorial Union, Ames, IA
11/04/11: Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS
11/05/11: Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
11/06/11: The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO
11/08/11: In the Venue, Salt Lake City, UT
11/09/11: The Neurolux, Boise, ID
11/10/11: Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA
11/11/11: Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
11/12/11: Zebra Cocktail Lounge, Bozeman, MT (Avalaunch Festival)
11/14/11: TBD, Portland, OR
11/15/11: Jambalaya, Arcata, CA
11/16/11: Sammy’s Showroom, Reno, NV
11/17/11: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA (day show)
11/19/11: Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
11/20/11: Cellar Door, Visalia, CA
11/22/11: Fishlips Bar and Grill, Bakersfield, CA
11/23/11: House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA
11/25/11: House of Blues, San Diego, CA
11/26/11: Club Congress, Tucson, AZ

w/Murs, Tabi Bonney, Ski Beatz & the Senseis, Da$h, McKenzie Eddy, Sean O’Connell

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Tour dates for A Night with Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson

8/19/11: Abbey Theatre, Durango, CO
8/20/11: Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins, CO
8/21/11: Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
8/23/11: Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
8/24/11: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
8/26/11: Q Roadhouse, Wilson, WY
8/27/11: Emerson Theatre, Bozeman, MT
8/28/11: Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA

w/Hail Mary Mallon (Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz)

Photo by Chrissy Piper.

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Tour dates for Spank Rock

7/30/11: Gwinnett Arena, Atlanta, GA
7/31/11: Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
8/02/11: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Spring, TX
8/03/11: Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX
8/04/11: Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
8/07/11: Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL
8/09/11: Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
8/10/11: Road Runner Mobile, Charlotte, NC
8/12/11: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
8/14/11: Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, ON
8/16/11: Bank Of America Pavilion, Boston, MA
8/17/11: Festival Pier, Philadelphia, PA
8/20/11: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
8/21/11: Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA
8/23/11: The Lawn at White River State, Indianapolis, IN
8/24/11: Charter One Pavilion, Chicago, IL
8/26/11: DTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkson, MI
8/30/11: Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN
8/31/11: Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, IA
9/02/11: Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
9/03/11: 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO
9/06/11: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
9/07/11: Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
9/09/11: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
9/10/11: WaMu Theatre at Qwest Field, Seattle, WA
9/11/11: Rose Garden Arena-TOTC, Portland, OR
9/14/11: Fox Theater, San Francisco, CA
9/16/11: Planet Hollywood Resort, Las Vegas, NV
9/17/11: Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, CA
9/18/11: SDSU Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA
9/20/11: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

w/LMFAO, Ke$ha

Updated September 5, 2011.

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Tour dates for Freddie Gibbs

7/31/11: House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA (early show)
7/31/11: House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA (late show)
8/02/11: Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
8/03/11: House Of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC
8/04/11: The National, Richmond, VA
8/05/11: NorVa, Norfolk, VA
8/06/11: Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT
8/07/11: TLA, Philadelphia, PA
8/09/11: House Of Blues, Boston, MA
8/10/11: Lupo’s, Providence, RI
8/12/11: House Of Blues, Cleveland, OH
8/13/11: Hammer Jacks, Dayton, OH
8/14/11: Mix Factory, Louisville, KY
8/15/11: Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
8/17/11: The Hub, Fargo, ND
8/18/11: Tyson Center, Sioux City, IA
8/19/11: Rave, Milwaukee, WI
8/21/11: Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE
8/22/11: Elm Casino, Tulsa, OK
8/23/11: Ogden Theater, Denver, CO
8/24/11: In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT
8/25/11: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
8/26/11: Palms Casino, Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
8/30/11: House Of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
8/31/11: Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
9/01/11: Roseland, Portland, OR
9/02/11: Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA

w/Young Jeezy

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Dates for Cut Chemist’s “Tunnel Vision” tour

8/16/11: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
8/17/11: House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
8/18/11: Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
8/19/11: Showbox, Seattle, WA
8/20/11: House of Blues, San Diego, CA

w/Edan, Mr. Lif

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Tour dates for Serengeti and Why?

9/14: Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, OH
9/15: Carnegie Music Hall, Carnegie, PA
9/16: First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA
9/17: The Paramount, Boston, MA
9/18: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
9/21: Florence Gould Hall, New York, NY (early show) (canceled)
9/21: Florence Gould Hall, New York, NY (late show) (canceled)
9/22: State Theatre, Falls Church, VA (canceled)
9/23: UVA Chapel, Charlottesville, VA (canceled)
9/24: Art’s Center, Carrboro, NC (canceled)
9/25: Relix Variety Theatre, Knoxville, TN (canceled)
9/26: Eddie’s Attic, Atlanta, GA (canceled)
9/27: 3rd And Lindsley, Nashville, TN (canceled)
9/29: ACM@UCO, Oklahoma City, OK (canceled)
9/30: Sons Of Hermann Hall, Dallas, TX (canceled)
10/01: Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX (canceled)
10/04: Largo at The Coronet, Los Angeles, CA (canceled)
10/05: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA (canceled)
10/07: Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR (canceled)
10/08: The Vera Project, Seattle, WA (early show) (canceled)
10/08: The Vera Project, Seattle, WA (late show) (canceled)
10/10: Visualite Theatre, Billings, MT (canceled)
10/12: The Gothic, Englewood, CO (canceled)
10/14: Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN (canceled)
10/15: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (canceled)

Serengeti photo by Jayme Joyce.

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Tour dates for Sole & The Skyrider Band

7/14/11: The Hi-Dive, Denver, CO
8/11/11: The Green Room, Flagstaff, AZ
8/12/11: Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
8/14/11: Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA
8/15/11: Tonic Lounge, Reno, NV
8/16/11: Sol Collective, Sacramento, CA
8/17/11: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
8/18/11: Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA
8/20/11: Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
8/23/11: The Badlander, Missoula, MT
8/24/11: Zebra Lounge, Bozeman, MT
8/25/11: Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
8/27/11: Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO

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Atmosphere’s “Family Vacation” tour dates

8/06/11: Grant Park, Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza)
8/07/11: Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
8/09/11: London Music Hall, London, ON
8/10/11: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON
8/12/11: Bangor Waterfront, Bangor, ME (Kahbang Festival)
8/13/11: Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
8/15/11: House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
8/16/11: Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH
8/17/11: The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
8/19/11: Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, CO
8/20/11: The Grand at The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
8/21/11: Eagle River Pavillion, Eagle, ID
8/22/11: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
8/24/11: Montbleu Resort, South Lake Tahoe, NV
8/25/11: Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
8/26/11: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
8/27/11: Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, AZ
8/28/11: Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM
9/13/11: Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI
9/14/11: Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
9/15/11: New Earth Music Hall, Athens, GA
9/16/11: The Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL
9/18/11: The Beacham, Orlando, FL
9/20/11: Freebird Live, Jacksonville Beach, FL
9/21/11: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
9/22/11: House of Blues, Houston, TX
9/23/11: House of Blues, Dallas, TX
9/24/11: Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
9/26/11: Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS
9/27/11: The Slowdown, Omaha, NE

8/07/11-9/27/11: w/Blueprint, Evidence
8/07/11-8/28/11: w/Prof
8/07/11-8/12/11, 8/15/11/-8/28/11: w/DJ Babu

Photo by Dan Monick.

Updated July 30, 2011.

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Tour dates for the Cool Kids

7/23/11: Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD (Dew Tour)
7/28/11: New Parish, Oakland, CA
7/30/11: NOS Event Center, Los Angeles, CA (Audiotistic)
7/31/11: Congress, Tucson, AZ
8/02/11: Fox Theater, Denver, CO
8/05/11: Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza Pre-Party)
8/07/11: Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
8/09/11: Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
8/10/11: Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
8/11/11: The Note, Westchester, PA
8/14/11: The Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH

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Brainfeeder tour dates

6/20/11: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (w/Taylor McFerrin)
6/22/11: Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (w/Taylor McFerrin)
6/23/11: Henry Fonda Theater, Music Box, Los Angeles, CA
6/24/11: 103 Harriet, San Francisco, CA

w/Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Austin Peralta, Teebs, Strangeloop

Thundercat photo by Theo Jemison.

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Tour dates for Gramatik

6/15/11: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO
6/16/11: Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol, CA
6/17/11: Mighty, San Francisco, CA
6/18/11: Feather River, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Beldon, CA (Big Bounce Festival)
6/24/11: The Handlebar, Greenville, SC
6/25/11: Shadows Ranch, Georgetown, CO (Sonic Bloom)
7/14/11: The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
7/15/11: The Ice House, Louisville, KY (Half Way to Forecastle afterparty)
8/06/11: Maple Hill, Plainfield, VT (Rhinofest)
8/13/11: Red Rocks, Morrison, CO (w/Pretty Lights)

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Tour dates for Buck 65

7/21/11: IOTA Cafe, Arlington, VA
7/22/11: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
7/23/11: World Cafe Live, Wilmington, DE
7/24/11: The Middle East, Boston, MA
8/09/11: Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
8/10/11: Chasers, Scottsdale, AZ (canceled)
8/11/11: Casbah, San Diego, CA (canceled)
8/12/11: The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA (canceled)
8/14/11: Slim’s, San Francisco, CA (canceled)
8/16/11: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR (canceled)
8/17/11: Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA (canceled)

w/Marnie Herald

Updated July 12 and August 4, 2011.

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Review: Tyler, the Creator, Bastard

Tyler, the Creator, Bastard
XL Recordings

Perhaps the best thing about “Tyler, The Creator” Okonma’s Goblin is that he has mastered the art of intimacy. Throughout this nearly hour-and-a-half therapy session, he sounds as if he is speaking directly to you. However, therapy sessions usually last an hour. By stretching the listener’s patience to its breaking point, and offering modest emotional returns, he impresses with his self-absorption instead of his catharsis.

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Tour dates for the Foreign Exchange

7/21/11: The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
7/22/11: Someday Lounge, Portland, OR
7/23/11: Artisan Building, Sacramento, CA
7/24/11: San Jose Woman’s Club, Landmark Ballroom, San Jose, CA
7/26/11: The New Parish, Oakland, CA
7/28/11: Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
7/29/11: Fulton 55, Fresno, CA

Photo by Jati Lindsay.

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Tour dates for Classified

7/04/11: Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds, Helena, MT (Tech N9ne’s Independents Day Fest)
7/06/11: The Venue, Casper, WY
7/07/11: Dublin Square, Rapid City, SD
7/08/11: Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
7/09/11: Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
7/10/11: The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO
7/11/11: Aggie Theatre, Ft Collins, CO

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