03/05/08 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
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03/08/08 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
03/10/08 One Eyed Jack’s N.Orleans, LA
03/11/08 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
03/12/08 SXSW 2008 - Canadian Blast @ Brush Square Park Austin, Texas
03/12/08 SXSW 2008 - UC showcase - Habana Patio - w/The Russian Futurists, The Cansecos and more Austin, Texas
03/13/08 SXSW 2008 - SXSW Day Stage @ Austin Convention Centre Austin, Texas
03/13/08 SXSW 2008 - Waterloo Records In-Store Performance Austin, Texas
03/14/08 SXSW 2008 - Hot Freaks! Party w/Crystal Castles, British Sea Power and more! Austn, Texas
03/15/08 Hailey’s Denton, Texas
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03/18/08 Casbah San Diego, California
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03/20/08 Bottom Of The Hill San Francisco, California
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03/22/08 High Dive Seattle, WA
04/02/08 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
04/03/08 Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio
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04/10/08 Empress Moncton, New Brunswick
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04/22/08 Bronson Center Ottawa, Ontario
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04/25/08 Danforth Music Toronto, Ontario
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04/30/08 Exchange Regina, Saskatchewan
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05/03/08 MacEwan Calgary, Alberta
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05/10/08 The Legion Tofino, British Columbia
Rollie Pemberton is better known as Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon. He's released his second album, Afterparty Babies yesterday (March 4th).
I've previously mentioned that I was very excited about this, because we get very little hip-hop (especially good ones!) and that his music reminds me of Atmosphere. So if you're already a fan of Slug's, you should definitely check out Cadence Weapon.
The album starts off with my favorite song, "Do I Miss My Friends", especially when he mentioned Friendster and Limewire. This song also mentioned why the title was chosen.
The lyrics are drowned in pop culture, and I would have to admit, I did smiled when I heard Megaman mentioned. What impressed me is the range of music that Cadence Weapon listens to when he mentioned about Eazy-E to the Dandy Warhols to The Baha Men ("Who Let the Dogs Out") to Iggy Pop ("I Wanna Be Your Dog").
"Your Hair's Not Clothes" would probably best sums up Cadence Weapon. It's pretty catchy, and it does make reference to Cheers and the Dogs (see above) and also Memento (one of my favorite movie).
Afterparty Babies is out now on Anti- Records. He's also on a very long tour, so see if he's coming through your town.
Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 11:03 AM
cadence weapon is awesome. I love the collabo with Final Fantasy for Sharks.