Interview: Cadence Weapon talks 'Hope In Dirt City' and touring with rock bands (playing Brick & Mortar tonight, 10/29/12)

Last seen in July opening for Liars at the Great American Music Hall, Polaris Prize-nominated Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon is back once again in San Francisco, this time headlining his own tour in support of 2012's Hope in Dirty City LP. The dynamic new album combines influences from EDM, funk, and old school hip hop to create a live show that feels more authentic and raw than your typical overzealous rapper. If you're a hip hop fan, there's really no reason to miss this show. Plus, Dirty Ghosts will open, fresh off a big set at Treasure Island (read our [...]

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Review & Photos: Liars, Cadence Weapon @ Great American Music Hall, 7/5/2012

On Thursday night, Los Angeles-based rockers Liars visited the Great American Music Hall to support their new album WIXIW, a menacing electronic record that embraces a sort of desperate beauty within its isolated synths, drawling vocals and minimalist drums. Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon opened the show, fresh off his performance before Japandroids' sold-out show at the Independent in May. Originally booked at The Fillmore and moved to the GAMH — perhaps due to low ticket sales — the crowd was slow to fill the venue. By the time Cadence Weapon went on at 8:46pm (30 minutes past their posted start [...]

Review & Photos: Japandroids, Cadence Weapon @ The Independent, 6/14/12

There was a fleeting moment Thursday night — about two songs into Japandroid’s sold-out set — when I began to worry that the cavernous belly of the Independent might prove too big and distant for the band’s intimate, exuberant call-and-response rock music. We were packed to capacity and yet a very real stiffness hung in the air. I couldn’t help but think of the recent controversy-stoking New York Times article warning that tech yuppies might destroy the middle class in San Francisco. Where was the hop-and-shoulder bumping mosh pit? Are there no fucking kids left in this city? And then [...]

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