Altars Tour w/ Sadistik, Nacho Picasso – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – May 2nd, 2017

Altars Tour w/ Sadistik, Nacho Picasso

Indyground Presents

Altars Tour w/ Sadistik, Nacho Picasso

Rafael Vigilantics, Farout

Tue, May 2, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Sadistik
Sadistik
Sadistik is not just another rapper, he is an artist in the deepest sense of the word. Hailing all the way from the scenic gloom of Seattle, Washington, Sadistik has quickly gained the hearts and ears of listeners by opting for a more personal and heartfelt brand of music by carefully circumventing the limiting cliches of rap music --- all before the age of 25. By combining caustic honesty, lyrical wit and technical innovation, Sadistik has crafted a sound that he can truly call his own. His lyrical endeavors are not without the help of some of the most talented producers in the underground scene, however, as he has worked predominantly with Portland-based instrumentalist Emancipator. In addition to their work together, Sadistik has meshed his sounds with the likes of the prolific duo Blue Sky Black Death as well as Chicago native Kid Called Computer. From his work with such talented multi-instrumentalist producers, Sadistik has created a signature of unpredictable and complex song structures draped with densely layered combinations of intricate sample work and live instruments. Sadistik's collaborations are not limited only to the powerhouses of the instrumental scene, however, but also some of underground rap's most revered wordsmiths such as Eyedea, Cage, Mac Lethal and Sage Francis, to name a few.

In 2008 Sadistik made his name with the provocatively fearless debut album "The Balancing Act." This record has been heralded by many critics as "hip hop's answer for winter albums" (SputnikMusic.com) for its fearlessly emotional potency because "after you are done listening to [it] you feel as though you have the world's strongest drug in your veins." When this sound was combined with the collaborations with Rhymesayers recording artist Mac Lethal and Vast Aire from Cannibal Ox fame, it becomes clear why so many have considered this to be an underground classic. Following the release of "The Balancing Act" was the release of the music video for the single titled "Searching for Some Beautiful" which was accepted by MTVu and well-received by fans and new listeners alike.

Following the success of "The Balancing Act" was 2010's operatic opus "The Art of Dying" with Chicago-bred producer Kid Called Computer. Again displaying his relentless knack to stray from rap music's norms, Sadistik and Kid Called Computer opted to create a conceptually unique album more akin to progressive rock than what is accepted as hip-hop with "beautifully married gloomy progressions with [...] gorgeous chaos in the music" (RapReviews.com). Whether it be the grandiose live rock crescendo of "Save Yourself" or the nearly 8 minute epic tale of school violence in "Bed of Flowers," Sadistik showed that he was not aiming to meet expectations but to shatter them into as many pieces as possible with a sound that "goes inside of you and eats it's way out from the inside [...] by being beautiful and painful at the same time" (GutsandGrog.com).

Sadistik's efforts are not limited to recordings, however, as he can be found performing his intimate yet intensely energetic shows around his home of Seattle and around various cities in the United States as well as internationally. In 2011 alone, Sadistik has independently toured in nearly every region of The United States as well as nine countries in Europe including: Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, France, and Austria. Sadistik has also shared the stage with hip hop icons such as: Tech N9ne, Slaughterhouse, Bone Thugs N Harmony, D12, Cage, Eyedea & Abilities, The Grouch, Zion I, etc.

Currently, Sadistik is as busy as ever juggling multiple projects that are slated to be released within the next yea, including a full album with Emancipator, a solo album, an EP with Minnesota's Kristoff Krane and penning his first poetry book.
Nacho Picasso
Nacho Picasso
Jesse Robinson, better known by his stage name Nacho Picasso, is an American rapper born in San Francisco, California and raised in Seattle, Washington. He is a member of Moor Gang rap collective. He has notably released several collaborative albums with Blue Sky Black Death. The Seattle Times has described him as "our new anti-hero: a party-hardy street-boss misogynist, whose songs are full of dark humor."
Rafael Vigilantics
Rafael Vigilantics
​Huffington Post called Vigilantics the "Iggy Pop of hip-hop;"blending underground hip-hop with rock reminiscent of the Clash, Rafael Vigilantics is pure energy on stage. New Mexico-born and currently hailing from Los Angeles, Rafael returns to his expanding eastern fan base, bringing his raw and charismatic performances back for the first time since the debut of his new Prizefighter EP.
Farout
Farout
Anyone keeping an eyeball on this artist for the past several years has seen a spectacle of lyricism and artistry. With his solo albums and work done with the group Brett Gretzky it is hard to guess which direction this artist is going to go next. His forthcoming project on Indyground is a long awaited full length album titled “If We Could Prove It’s Possible”. Back to what he considers his true style Farout puts the listener into the conversation with controversial and politically oriented lyrics that could potentially spark more than conversation and will test and question set boundaries that are so rarely disturbed.
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
http://www.theriotroom.com/
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