When: Saturday, February 9th at 10 pm
Where: The Castle (Locust Walk and 36th)
How Much: $5 in advance, $10 day of show. Click here for tickets.
What: We’ve brought plenty of Grooves, now it’s finally time for some Jazz. For our second show of the semester, J&G is thrilled to announce BADBADNOTGOOD supported by Xaphoon Jones and Amtrac.
This Toronto-based hip-hop jazz trio has had our attention for quite some time now. BBNG‘s raw jazz talent and love for hip-hop is what brought them together at music school to start making some of the most creative and unique sounds. They started out playing covers of Odd Future, MF DOOM, and Gucci Mane– even reciting one of these pieces to their professors, who were not impressed. Tyler the Creator of Odd Future thought otherwise, however, and after posting one of their videos has helped the band achieve widespread recognition for pushing the forefront of modern music. They have released two albums,BBNG and BBNG2, in which they cover the likes of James Blake, Kanye West, and more Odd Future, along with some originals. Download them for free on their website.
Based right in our City of Brotherly Love, Noah Beresin, better known as Xaphoon Jones, is one half of the alternative hip-hop group Chiddy Bang. The group was formed after Noah met Chidera Anamege at Drexel University in 2008 and by 2010 they had signed a recording contract with EMI. Apart from being Chiddy Bang’s beat producer, Noah works on productions of his own and for other artists. Notably he has recently released the third installment of his mixtape series featuring mixes of Ellie Goulding, Das Racist, and Rick Ross, among many others. Get it for free here.
Amtrac, the solo project of Kentucky’s Caleb Cornett, has been attracting some attention lately with his sonic-pop sound. He ingeniously integrates his own songwriting, producing, and vocals to create mesmerizing, upbeat melodies. His album Came Along has a hypnotic flow that has the listener in a daze at one moment and dancing the next. Cornett is set to tour around the US this spring, including appearances at HARD Miami and SXSW, and will no doubt gain momentum with his unique rhythm.