Stateside Presents

ASTRONAUTALIS / BUSDRIVER / JEL

Stateside Presents / Psyko Steve / UM

ASTRONAUTALIS / BUSDRIVER / JEL

Sun, December 16, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Club Red

Tempe, AZ

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is all ages

ASTRONAUTALIS
ASTRONAUTALIS
Astronautalis (born Charles Andrew Bothwell) is an American hip hop artist based out of Seattle, Washington.

After gaining some renown in local circles in Jacksonville and competing at Scribble Jam, Astronautalis self-released his debut album, You and Yer Good Ideas, in 2003. He signed with Fighting Records and the record was re-released on July 12, 2005, followed by his second album, The Mighty Ocean and Nine Dark Theaters, in 2006. In 2008, reports of a new album emerged, and his third album, Pomegranate, was released in September of that year.

He has been described as "if Beck were a decade or so younger and had grown up more heavily immersed in hip-hop," with his rapping style noted for "blending styles of indie rock, electro, and talkin’ blues" with hip-hop, although his second album showed a turn towards a style close to shoegazer rock.

In winter 2009, he toured with the Canadian indie rock/indie pop/New Wave band Tegan and Sara through Europe, and supported again through spring 2010 in Australia.
BUSDRIVER
BUSDRIVER
Busdriver is fixed as one of LA music’s most dynamic indie artists. From his years as a cypher phenom at Project
Blowed to his years as a recording artist on Epitaph to his current role as co-head of Hellfyre Club, Busdriver has always
challenged rap in the most particular and thoughtful of ways.
BD’s first record, ‘Memoirs of the Elephantman’, was self released thru Afterlife records (a Project Blowed subcrew at
the time) in 1999. Not until his second self-released record, ‘Temporary Forever’, came out in 2002 did Busdriver step on
the world stage. Sleeper hit ‘Imaginary Places’ turned him into one of main beacons of left-leaning hip-hop at that
moment. During this time he was also emceeing at the Hiphop/Drum’n’bass night Concrete Jungle with Daddy Kev,
Myka 9, edit and DJ Hive.
After the new success of Temporary Forever, Busdriver signed with Mush records to do a collaborative album with beat/
production guru Daedelus and quirky rap talent Radioinactive in 2003. The project was called ‘The Weather’. Their album
toyed with daringly disjointed production and dexterous rap, writing in a way that Busdriver hadn’t in the past. The
project amassed a small cult following all its own and aligned Driver’s taste with the output of LA’s electronic music
scene.
In 2004, Busdriver began his relationship with Big Dada by releasing with them the Daddy Kev-produced mini-LP,
‘Cosmic Cleavage’. This was followed by Busdriver’s official 3rd album, Fear of a Black Tangent, released via Big Dada
in the EU and on Mush in the US.
Busdriver’s label dealings grew outside of the rap arena in 2007 when he signed to indie-punk mega-label Epitaph and
eventually, it’s more indie-music driven sister label, Anti-. Through them he released ‘RoadKillOvercoat’ in 2007 and
‘Jhellibeam’ in 2009. Both albums featured production from Dj Nobody, Nosaj Thing, Free the Robots and Boom Bip.
During these years, rap producer culture was in flux in LA and the newly founded Low End Theory began gaining
momentum. Producer eDIT (who becomes the head of Glitch Mob) featured Busdriver on ‘Crunk De Gaulle’ (also
featuring TTC) off his Alpha Pup debut, Certified Air Raid Material.
Computer Cooties came out in 2010 after BD parted with Anti-. It was a free mixtape featuring collaborations with Flying
Lotus, Anti-Pop Consortium, Sister Crayon, Daedelus and Open Mike Eagle. He followed this by joining Hellfyre Club
and forming Flash Bang Grenada, a two-man group made of Nocando (founder of Hellfyre Club and original resident of
Low End Theory) and himself, created solely to let their musings on popular rap themes run amok. They released their
debut ‘10 Haters’ in 2011.
In 2012, Driver released Beaus$Eros through Fake Four. The album was produced entirely by Loden and had features
from Cocorosie and Mike Ladd. It was a departure from rap writing into microclimates of experimental pop. The record
was coupled with Regan Farquhar aka Busdriver fronting a progressive power pop outfit briefly called Physiccal Forms.
That same year Driver released Arguments with Dreams, an EP marking a return to Big Dada. It was mostly selfproduced
with stand-out appearances from Das Racist on “Firehydrant” and HFC members Nocando and Open Mike
Eagle on “Wernor Herzog”.
In 2013, Driver helmed and oversaw the production of Dorner Vs. Tookie, the joint mixtape featuring efforts from all the
members of Hellfyre Club (Nocando, Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, milo, Rheteric Ramirez, Kail, VerBS, Taurus Scott, The
Kleerz). While doing this Busdriver completed his 8th proper studio album, Perfect Hair. The album features production
from Mono/Poly, Jeremiah Jae, Great Dane, Kenny Segal and Riley Lake with guest performances from Danny Brown,
Aesop Rock and Mike Eagle. A follow up mixtape from Hellfyre Club in collaboration with producer collective Team
Supreme is planned for 2014.
More recently Driver has done collaborations with Modeselektor, Son Lux, Latyrx, Kool AD, Lapalux, Sonnymoon, P.O.S,
and others on various albums.
JEL
JEL
Listening to the hey-days of hip hop while growing up in Chicago, Jeffery Logan, better known today as Jel, adored the pioneers of his youth. Now living in Berkeley with the same SP-1200 beatmachine he started out with, Jel is making some of the grooviest electronic cuts around. Piling smooth rhymes over his unique beats, Jel has collaborated with the likes of Mike Patton and Sage Francis, contributed to several different projects, and drops considerable amounts of knowledge on today's generation.
Venue Information:
Club Red
1306 W. University Dr
Tempe, AZ, 85201
http://www.clubredrocks.com/