Saturday, September 8th 2012: 7PM-Schaffer The Darklord // 11PM-DJ Rob Nitro plays Punk & Power Pop

TONIGHT’S SHOW ($10):

  • According to his website: Schaffer the Darklord (or STD) is a New York City-based rapper and comedian with material best-suited for brainy and/or drug-addled audiences. With manic energy, verbose vocabulary and cartoonishly commanding stage presence, STD skewers such topics as religious zombies, sci-fi sex fantasies, grammar snobbery and obsessive cat-enthusiasts.”  We know this sounds like it could be either awful or awesome.  Trust us.  This is awesome.  Seriously.  Listen here.
  • Adam WarRock is a “Memphis-based rapper and internet sensation with a seamless blend of independent hip hop and pop cultural sensibility. In the words of the biggest figures on and off the web, Adam WarRock is ‘not just internet good; he’s goddamn brilliant.’” (from Schaffer the Darklord’s website)  This is more straight-ahead hip hop than STD, without proud nerdiness or tongue-in-cheek.  Listen  here.
  • Jesse Dangerously is a “Canada-based rapper and noted ‘Halifax rap legend’ with penchants for feminist ideals and preposterously complicated flows,” according to tonight’s event page.  According to his bio he is “Wiz Khalifa meets Pat Califia; Sapphire meets Sappho meets Saafir meets Jonathan Saffron Foer; not the Black Frank White, just the white Frank Black; the white version of a Black Zach Galifiniakis; like Buck 65 but faster and fat; like a teenage Che Guevara meets Christina Aguilara.”  Listen here.
  • Mikal kHill gives us the following perfunctory description of himself on his Facebook page:  “Founder of the ThoughtCriminals.  Co-creator of the Browncoats Mixtape & Slytherin House Mixtape with Adam WarRock.  Reader’s Digest “Producer of the Year” 2011.  kHing kHoopa, the Dragonborn MC.”  kHill gives delivers his rhymes with a monotone style that makes us miss hip hop of the late ’90s.  Listen here.
  • Atlanta-based Tribe One has an English degree and likes Dungeons and Dragons.  Guess what he raps about?  The backing beats are mostly analog, reminiscent of 1980′s 8-bit video game soundtracks.  And it sounds exactly how you’re imagining it in your head right now.  Listen here.

LATE NIGHT (no cover):

DJ Rob Nitro plays:

* PUNK * POWER POP * NEW WAVE *
* ROCK-A-BILLY * SKA * GLAM * ROCK *

…like…* RAMONES * SEX PISTOLS * THE CLASH * BLONDIE * IGGY POP * IAN DURY *
* NEW YORK DOLLS * JOAN JETT * BILLY IDOL * GANG OF FOUR * THE JAM *
* LOU REED * DAVID BOWIE * TALKING HEADS * GENERATION X * DEAD BOYS *
* JOHNNY THUNDERS * SHAM 69 * DEAD KENNEDYS * THE DAMNED * MOTORHEAD *
* CHEAP TRICK * THE CARS * THE RECORDS * THE UNDERTONES * DELTA-5 *
* ELVIS COSTELLO * JOE JACKSON * THE STRAY CATS * ROBERT GORDON *
* THE SPECIALS * MADNESS * XTC * ADAM AND THE ANTS * DEVO *
* BOW WOW WOW * THE GO GO’s * THE HUMAN LEAGUE * O.M.D. *
* ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN * SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES * JOY DIVISION *
* DEPECHE MODE * THE SMITHS * THE CURE * THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS *
* MINISTRY * NEW ORDER * YAZ * ERASURE * BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE *
* THE CRAMPS * BUZZCOCKS * WREKLESS ERIC * AND LOTS MORE!

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