DX News Bits: Killer Mike, Cee-Lo, Swollen Members
Killer Mike headlines The Atlanta Stargazing Tour, while Cee-Lo does the same for MoogFest and Swollen Members announce a new album.
Killer Mike has been selected to headline the sixth and final event of The Atlanta Stargazing Tour summer concert series.
The even will take place on Thursday (Sept 9) at the Clermont Lounge.
Joining Killer Mike is Aleon Craft, Alien Warr, Fresh, Young Lyxx, A1 + K.Camp, PRGz and RE.
Preceding the Clermont Lounge show were five similar events. Spaced roughly two weeks apart, the events, in order of occurrence, were hosted at East Side Lounge, Midtown Tavern, Star Community Bar, The Glenn Hotel, and Park Tavern. Past performers include: Aleon Craft, Alien Warr, Kontraband, FKi, Grip Plyaz, Spree Wilson, Vonnegutt, Jay West, STS, Ocha La Rocha, Haziq Ali, Weapons of Audio, Graham Knox, Sean Falyon, Stanza, Richelle L. Brown, Niko Villamor, The Soviet Rockets, Smitty & The Spare Change, the DOLLDAZE, and Alexandrea Lushington.
For more information, visit thesmkaexperience.com.
Cee-Lo has his own tour information, as the rapper/singer has signed on to MoogFest 2010.
The concert series takes place from October 29-31 in Asheville, North Carolina, and features artists such as Big Boi, MGMT, Girl Talk, RJD2, El-P and others. More information is available at moogfest.com.
Finally, Swollen Members have announced their new album, Dagger Mouth.
“Armed to the Teeth is a dope record, but looking back now some of the lyrical content glorifies negativity a little too much for my liking," explained Mad Child. "Along with counter parts Dilated Peoples and Hieroglyphics, we come from an era where Hip Hop that was a raw and pure art form and just a lot more fun! Making songs that seem manufactured is just something we don't want to do anymore."
"We are excited about making and performing songs that just feel right again. This is most fun we've had since Black Magic. We will be kicking off our first tour this September in our own back yard of Western Canada,” said Prevail. “We can't wait to get out and be with our fans again! We are counting down the days to play some of the new tracks from Dagger Mouth as well as perform the classics for our people. After being home for a while, we really started to miss the feeling of being out and performing in front of our people! There are no parties that compare to a club full of our Swollen Army and Battleaxe Warriors!"
Scheduled for an early 2011 release, the group will embark on a full US tour in support of the album. But while those dates haven't been released, Canadian tour dates are listed below:
Sept 04 - Merritt, BC - Active Mountain Grounds
Sept 11 - Prince George, BC - Roll-O-Dome
Sept 16- Kelowna, BC - Gotcha’s Nightclub
Sept 17- Chilliwack, BC - Echo Room
Sept 18- Victoria, BC - Sugar
Sept 19- Nanaimo, BC - Queens Hotel
Sept 23- Calgary, AB - Back Alley
Sept 24- Lethbridge, AB - Exhibition Park – Main Pavillion
Sept 25- Red Deer, AB - Urban Rodeo
Sept 27- Yorkton, SK - Ultra
Sept 28- Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid
Sept 29- Winkler, MB - Morden Complex
Sept 30- Saskatoon, SK - Tequilla Night Club
Oct 02 - Nelson, BC - Royal Hotel