Archive for February, 2012

Swiss Chocolate Cake Album Release at Drom, March 8, 2012 in New York

The official Swiss Chocolate Cake album release is set for March 8th at Drom in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The event will feature screenings of Pharoahe Monch’s new music video feat. Jill Scott “Still Standing”, Mr. Complex’s new music video for “Holy Smokes” and his latest short film “Fanatic”.

Slated to take the stage that evening is Rawhead and Midas followed by soul, jazz singer Maya Azucena with her band Loud Apartment. Black Sheep’s very own Dres is also on the bill. The evening will conclude with a Mr. Complex set featuring DJ Crossphada and Polyrhythm Addicts members featuring a special guest appearance by Pharoahe Monch. Show starts at 9:30.

Behemoth Music Festival, March 24

Shane Frasier of Acquired Taste Booking and the good folks at Sword Paw Music have organized the first annual Behemoth Music festival in Troy. The show will be held on March 24, 2012 at the Sword Paw HQ in the lower Parlor. The bill and set list features many local and national acts and our very own Rawhead and Mr. Owl will be throwing down a beat set at the event. The show is all ages ticket prices will be $7, a small price to pay for such a great lineup. There is more information on the event page and more details will follow.

If you need more information regarding the event, email Shane at

Hungry Hip Hop Junkie In The City #8

Beat*Shot Music’s DJ Trumastr is holding its 8th installment in the “Hungry Hip Hop Junkie In The City” series. Pseudo Slang with DJ Form of Chicago headline the night’s festivities along with performances by Oddy Gato and Rawhead.

The night will be hosted by DJ Trumastr, Ultra Mega and DJ Nate Da Great and Big Malk will be lying down beats. The show kicks off at Quintessence on New Scotland Avenue around 10pm and is 21 and up. There will be no cover at the Q and the kitchen will be open late!