Hangar 18 sweeps the States

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Hangar 18 isn’t the type of group you’d normally associate with Definitive Jux. Formed from the remains of the underrated Atoms Family crew — the same camp that yielded Cannibal Ox — the Brooklyn trio is a mix of straight-up backpacker raps, dirty party joints, and quirky Prince Paul-type antics. Their debut, 2004’s The Multiplatinum Debut Album, drew some positive notices but was largely ignored during a time when a lot of hip-hop heads wrote Def Jux off. Three years later, with El-P paving the way, Sweep the Leg is bound to get more attention. People are finally realizing that Definitive Jux aims to be a deep and diverse indie label. Not everyone’s going to sound like Aesop Rock or Mr. Lif.

After Sweep the Leg drops on October 23, Hangar 18 will take their unusual styles to the road for a lengthy tour. Glue, the Midwest trio behind last year’s Catch As Catch Can, will open. The dates are below.

  • 10/22: Angels & Kings, New York, NY
  • 11/01: Metronome, Burlington, VT
  • 11/02: Asylum, Portland, ME
  • 11/03: Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
  • 11/04: Sonar, Baltimore, MD
  • 11/05: Gypsy Hut, Cincinnati, OH
  • 11/06: Uncle Fester’s, Bloomington, IN
  • 11/07: Cafe Bourbon St., Columbus, OH
  • 11/08: The Abbey, Chicago, IL
  • 11/09: Annex, Madison, WI
  • 11/10: World Import Bar, Sioux Falls, ID
  • 11/12: Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 11/13: Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
  • 11/14: Uprok Records, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 11/15: Badlander, Missoula, MT
  • 11/16: Chop Suey, Seattle, WA
  • 11/17: The Blvd, Spokane, WA
  • 11/18: Rotture, Portland, OR
  • 11/19: Indigo District, Eugene, OR
  • 11/20: Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
  • 11/21: The Airliner, Los Angeles, CA
  • 11/23: Chasers, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 11/24: Moonlight Lounge, Albuquerque, NM
  • 11/26: Mohawk, Austin, TX
  • 11/27: Rubber Gloves, Denton, TX
  • 11/30: Back Booth, Orlando, FL
  • 12/01: Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA
  • 12/02: The Pourhouse, Charleston, SC
  • 12/03: Awful Arthurs Towers, Roanoke, VA
  • 12/04: DC Nine, Washington, DC
  • 12/05: Fire, Philadelphia, PA
  • 12/07: Knitting Factory, New York, NY

11/01-12/07: w/Glue
11/04: w/Lyrics Born, Sage Francis

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