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Canadian iconoclast Buck 65 has formed a project with Belgian electronic producer Greetings From Tuskan called Bike For Three! And no, it has nothing to do with last year’s acclaimed Bike trilogy. Bike For Three has actually gestated since 2007, … Continue reading
Earlier this year, between August and October, Buck 65 issued a trilogy of works called Dirtbike directly to the Internet. Why am I only writing about this now? Because I know and hear about a lot of music, but I … Continue reading
Canadian rapper and theorist Buck 65 expounds at length to PlugOneMag.com on the inspirations and characters in his new album, Situation. Continue reading
With the impending release of Situation, it only makes sense that Buck 65 would return to the States for another tour around the U.S. The last time he was here was in the late spring as a supporting act for Sage Francis. Unfortunately, it was a truncated set and, ever the nonconformist, Buck 65 didn’t get to perform cuts from his early classics like Vertex and Square. (Or maybe he did…I don’t know his catalog by heart!) Hopefully he’ll get to "The Centaur" and "Wicked and Weird" this time.
"I’m returning to the land of the free (the great, big USA) for another tour in support the release of the new album, Situation, coming out in that neck of the woods on Sage Francis’ Strange Famous Records on October 30th," writes Buck in a MySpace post. "A few more dates will be added over the next few weeks, so if you don’t see your town, hold tight. As well, I’ll be coming back yet again in the new year and will be visiting towns that I won’t get to make it to this time around."
You can check and see if your city made the cut by viewing the tour dates below.
Ricardo Terfry, better known as Buck 65, has enjoyed a large cult following in the United States throughout this decade. Imports of his Canadian albums so are pervasive, in fact, that few realize only one of his albums has officially been released here: the 2000 watermark Man Overboard, thanks to his early affiliation with Anticon. (V2 issued a compilation, This Right Here is Buck 65, in 2005.)
So the new Situation is a major event. Buck 65’s current U.S. benefactor is Sage Francis, the Providence, R.I. radical who took him on a successful summer tour, and introduced Buck 65 to a whole new audience. What those kids will encounter is an unusual ride back to 1957, a year recounted through the eyes of several semi-fictional characters. Situation drops via Francis’ Strange Famous Records on October 30.