SIMS, Air Credits, VerBS

The Satellite Presents

SIMS

Air Credits

VerBS

Fri, December 9, 2016

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$14.00

This event is 21 and over

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SIMS
SIMS
Life and loss and dance parties. Sex and love and fractal math. Sims wrote More Than Ever last winter in the wake of some personally trying times: death and sickness in his immediate circle of friends and family. And he decided that the only acceptable answer to big loss is big joy - urgent, defiant, unapologetic joy. The thirteen tracks on More Than Ever capture Sims coming to, and living out, that conclusion.

Sims grew up in Minnesota, an active part of the busy and fiercely independent Minneapolis hip-hop scene. In high school, he made friends with the classmates that would eventually become his cohorts in Doomtree - the seven-member rap collective now responsible for some of this era's most interesting, genre-defying releases. Over the past decade sims has released a host of projects, both as a solo artist (Lights Out Paris, Bad Time Zoo, Wild Life EP, Field Notes) and as a member of Doomtree (No Kings, All Hands, and many others.) He's toured the world from Pittsburgh to Prague, playing fefstivals like Glastonbury, Riot Fest, and SXSW. He's earned and re-earned his reputation as a thoughtful artist with an unstoppable live show. (When he calls for "both hands up--now both feet up" rooms around the world have felt their flooarboards flex as the entire crowd goes airborne.)

To create More Than Ever, Sims enlisted the unrelenting and adventurous production of Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger, and ICETEP. Sometimes take-no-prisoners, sometimes take-the-slow-road, the drums are crushing aqnd the soundscapes are expansive. After many long days and nights sequestered in his South Minneapolis basement, Sims emerged with the most honest first-person account he's ever recorded--he wrestles with some demons, faces down his doubts, and allows us in on the dirty work of change and growth and revelation. But, true to form. he does it with swagger, wit, and bar-crushing style. Huge ideas, concisely delivered over epic bangers without ever feeling overwrought. On songs like "Brutal Dance" and "OneHundred" Sims crafts an earnest mission statement while the razor sharp wordplay, insight, and quick quips prevent him from ever taking himself too seriously. The result is a 45-minute rollercoaster through the highest highs, the lowest lows, and all of the love and hope between them.
Air Credits
Air Credits
AIR CREDITS is music from the not too distant future, when the planet’s water supply has all but ceased, the landscape turning to desert, the desert turning to wasteland. Radio stations worldwide have been transformed into climate controlled compounds, guarded heavily by their surrounding communities not only to maintain communique with the declining population, but to preserve music new and old— lest it expire with the planet.
VerBS
VerBS
VerBS Rapper Extraordinaire, Bike Hero Positivity Ninja, and Super Host got his start in the deeply-rooted Project Blowed hip hop tradition and has continued its legacy by curating and hosting BANANAS in Leimert Park for the last 7 years. VerBS has toured America and opened with major rappers the likes of Murs, Sick jacken, Open Mike Eagle, Nocando, Kosha Dillz, Rapper Big Pooh, Milo and more, as well as indie bands. His fine-tuned, high-energy performances pale in comparison to his diverse and extensive music catalogue. Big influences include The Life Aquatic, Mos Def, Murs, Phonte Coleman, Jay-Z, The Cardigans, Darwin Deez, One be lo, Ice Cube, Nas, Busta Rhymes, and Eminem. His monthly, Bananas, is easily Los Angeles' number one spot for underground hip hop and indie electronica. Its various spin-offs (Grey Bananas, Green Bananas, BANANAS 42 etc.) are proof that Verbs' network and reach extend far beyond his mother-genre. To look at him--his smiling face and excitement give off the impression of a newcomer to the scene, but with a portfolio that lists cultural staples and Venues such as Low End Theory, LACMA, Paid Dues music festival '09, FMLY FEST, Homie fest, it's apparent that Verbs is not only a client, he's the player president. He likes the color seafoam and he wears a red beanie too.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
http://thesatellitela.com/