Static X and Ill Nino @ The Alley – Oct 26th

Static-X is an American industrial metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1994. The current line-up consists of Wayne Static (vocals & lead guitar), Ashes (guitar), Brent Ashley (bass) & Sean Davidson (drums), with Static currently being the only original member since the band’s inception. They are signed to Warner Bros. Records and have released six albums, their most recent being Cult of Static, which was released on March 17, 2009.

Waka Flocka Flame @ Knitting Factory (Reno) – Oct. 31st

Juaquin Malphurs was born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York, in 1986. His family eventually settled in Riverdale, Georgia, in the Atlanta area. He is the son of Debra Antney, Gucci Mane’s former manager and CEO of So Icey/Mizay Entertainment. The name “Waka” was given to him by his cousin, after the Muppets character Fozzie Bear’s catch phrase, “Waka Waka”. The name “Flocka Flame” was given to him by rapper Gucci Mane. Waka Flocka posed for a nude but unrevealing picture for the company PETA to boycott killing animals. The picture says “Ink not Mink”. The picture design is similar to Waka Flocka Flame’s album Flockaveli. Waka Flocka Flame said that he has known Gucci Mane since he was 19.

The Faint play “Danse Macabre” in its Entirety @ Knitting Factory (Reno) – Nov 10th

To celebrate the Saddle Creek release of the Deluxe Version of Danse Macabre we have decided to play the album in its entirety, live for the first time. We are really excited about the bands

that are joining us for the tour. The album is only 35 minutes long, so of course we will also be playing new songs and some of our other favorites.

 

 

 

Del the Funky Homosapien @ 1up Bar – Nov 17th

Born in in Oakland, California, he is the cousin of seminal west coast rapper Ice Cube, and began his career writing lyrics for Ice Cube’s band, Da Lench Mob. In 1991, with the help of Ice Cube, Del released his first solo album, I Wish My Brother George Was Here, at the age of 18. The album was a commercial success largely due to the popularity of the hit single, “Mistadobalina”. Ultimately Del, who was not pleased with the limited musical range of the album, severed his production-artist relationship with Ice Cube for his next album, No Need for Alarm.

No Need for Alarm saw the introduction of the Oakland clique Hieroglyphics, whose original members included Souls of Mischief (Opio, A-Plus, Phesto and Tajai), Casual, Pep Love, Del, and producer Domino. No Need for Alarm helped to expose both the regional Oakland sound of hip hop, as well as the freestyle based, “golden era 90′s” style of hip hop being expanded at the time.