w/ Sleep Sinatra, Pariah Princess, Megaherbs
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
18 and up || $8: Advance || $12: Day of Show
The Bourbon Theatre presents...
::: sole :::
In 1998 he founded Anticon Records, the first collectively owned indie Hip-Hop label in the United States. Since then, Sole has played over a thousand shows throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Japan. His music has been featured in ma@jor media outlets such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, MTV, Huffington Post, Spin, Alternet, and many more. Sole has released eight full length studio albums and over a dozen mixtapes. In 2009, together with award winning visual artist, Ravi Zupa, he published The Pyre, an illustrated epic poem exploring empire, radical philosophy, anti-capitalism, and collapse. Throughout his career sole has been known as one to push the limits in terms of genre and content and is widely heralded as a pioneer of avant garde & experimental rap music. His latest albums present a thorough examination and celebration of resistance happening around the world. Sole’s activism reaches beyond the studio and stage into his everyday life where he is deeply involved material and logistical support to many projects that engage directly in the class struggle.
Sole know runs his own label, Blackbox Tapes, and has released albums on Fake Four with the Skyrider Band in recent years along with self releasing Death Drive with Dj Pain 1 and their sophomore release, scheduled for release this spring.
::: DJ PAIN 1 :::
Known for his 2008 break-out beat on “Don’t do it,” for Young Jeezy’s platinum-selling album “The Recession,” producer DJ Pain 1 stays busy. From touring as a DJ to producing full albums as well as creating original and free content for the producer community, this Hip-Hop musician takes no breaks.
A Wisconsin-native and lifelong Hip-Hop fan, DJ Pain 1 began exploring production in the late 90′s. From 2002 until 2007, while still making music, he immersed himself in education and youth services. Just one year after earning his BA in English Education, Pain 1 landed his first major beat placement with Young Jeezy.
Pain 1 continued his education, pursuing a Masters of English while holding down multiple jobs, performing and amassing a catalog of recorded material. In that time, he produced records from artists including 50 Cent, Shyne, Gucci Mane, MC Lyte, Public Enemy, Vado and an additional track for Young Jeezy entitled “CTE or nothing.”
Frustrations with the lack of exposure he was receiving for his production efforts led Pain 1 to begin releasing his own projects. He started with a 2010 album “The Waiting Game,” which predominantly featured regular collaborators such as I-20, Rain, Money B, Tek and J-Stills. He then decided to interface his DJ’ing with his production and premiered his ongoing mixtape series, “Painkillerz,” free digital downloads produced exclusively by him. His mixtapes included hosts MC Lyte, Black Rob, Big Sean and LEP Bogus Boys and were followed by his popular series of instrumental albums, “Undressed Instrumentals.”
Currently Pain 1 balances occasional touring with studio work, content creation and rare moments of relaxation.