Published on November 16th, 2010 | by admin0
See: Doomtree, Astronautalis at Red 7, November 16
If you saw my post last week, vehemently extolling the virtues of Astronautalis, you will understand how sad I was to miss his show at Mohawk (stupid sinus infection). Of course, I couldn’t turn away when kismet brought him back around to Austin to perform at the Doomtree show at Red 7 tonight. I’ve never seen Doomtree, but they seem incredibly fascinating, plus this is their first time touring together as a group. And what? Parking and the always amazing DJ Digg are opening? Yeah, give me Smallpox or Dengue Fever-I’m not missing this one and neither should you.
Tickets are just $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 9pm.
You can find Red 7 at 611 E 7th.
About the artists (from Transmission Entertainment):
DOOMTREE: The Doomtree hip hop collective is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Members of Doomtree (POS, Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger) bring various bases of knowledge and musical backgrounds together to create honest and original music. Their main influence is punk and their lyrics are frequently introspective and self-degrading. They often do shows with fellow Minnesota hip-hop label, Rhymesayers Entertainment. Emcees perform solo or with one another, each contributing a different approach to their music.
ASTRONAUTALIS: 6 years spent on the emcee battle circuit wasn’t enough to get Astronautalis to shake his indie rock roots. It has been almost 5 years since Astronautalis has entered an emcee battle, but by no means has this wordsmith been in hibernation. With two full length albums under his belt and over 300,000 miles on his tour van, he has been busy crafting his careful balance between hip hop, country, and American indie rock.
Check out this video of a recent freestyle he did at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn. The very beginning includes a quick freestyle about Austin that some drunk girl (who shall remain nameless) heckled him into doing.