DJ Shadow: Showbox Sept. 20th
From The Stranger:
“Mondays are mad hectic for me, so all I’m gonna do here is cut and paste this press release for a show that will interest many of you, if I may make a brazen assumption: DJ Shadow with Lateef at Showbox, Sept. 20. Tix go on sale Friday Aug. 11 at noon. Shadow’s forthcoming album, The Outsider, has been getting much hype about its hyphy-ness (see the cover story of the new Urb). I haven’t heard it yet (if you have, let us know what you think), but am very curious.”
For those who have never seen DJ Shadow live, he can throw down a party like none other. I suppose the Showbox is an ok venue for this, at least it’s a 21+ only gig (that’s not to say there won’t be
young groupies minors in there with fake IDs). In any case, I recommend this to anyone that has a chance to see it.
On a side note, I’ve had a chance to preview The Outsider, and it’s an interesting mix of songs. The majority of the album is composed of party cuts with catchy, hyphy beats, and a few eclectic/funk/downtempo songs that are more signature to Shadow’s style of beat composition. This is a hate it or love it album, and I have a feeling it’s not going to be loved as much as some are hyping it to be. Who knows though, The Funky Skunk album/mixtape was great, but not everyone really knew about it.