People Under The Stairs

People Under The Stairs (10:15 PM)

Villain Park (9:15 PM)

Like (of Pac Div) (8:30 PM)

Fri, September 21, 2018

8:00 pm

Adv tix $18.00 / DOS tix $20.00

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This event is all ages

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People Under The Stairs - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
People Under The Stairs
When LA based People Under The Stairs, Double K (Michael Turner) and Thes One (Christopher Portugal) met, they had no idea they would become one of the most successful, completely independent hip-hop duos in the history of Hip-Hop.

Since their initial release in 1998, People Under The Stairs, or “The P” as they are referred to by their fans, have performed over a thousand sold out shows, festivals and world tours spanning 6 continents and 40 countries. With a pioneering DIY ethic, they have self produced 9 full-length LPs & countless singles and side projects. The musical sensibility punctuating their unique style of hip-hop has earned them the title “The Steely Dan of Rap Music” as well as consistent critical acclaim and numerous appearances on the Billboard Charts.

Their extraordinary career includes an appearance on The Simpson’s 20th Anniversary Special, a John Peele Session at Abbey Road, and groundbreaking performances at festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella and Bonaroo, the last of which SPIN magazine noted as “Simply the best performance of Friday... Period”. As part of their 10 year Anniversary World Tour in 2009, People Under The Stairs travelled to new continents with sold out shows in China, Brazil and Africa and main stage plays at Outside Lands Festival, Governors Ball NYC and many others. In 2013 the P completed sold out tours with Mac Miller and Girl Talk before returning to the studio to work on their 9th album, 12 Step Program, released in May of 2014 to widespread fan and critical acclaim.

Now, 17 years since the inception of the group and on the eve of their tenth project, the duo turned legend reflect on the path less traveled and distill their unique blend of funk - a style recognized by fans and critics alike as a genre unto itself - into a series of 6 song EP's that punctuate their decades long journey to finally arrive at The Gettin' Off Stage.
Villain Park - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Villain Park
Villain Park, new and improved. Transformed but not altered. This is the recent reincarnation of The Hip Hop duo from West Los Angeles, California. The duo, Bunge & Smoke, were born and raised in their inner-city neighborhoods. The metropolis provided a resilient backdrop to which they started writing music together; cultivating their artistry over beats. Over the last couple of years, their collaborative efforts have solidified their status as a dynamic group, building a solid foundation through online and physical releases.


Their latest single – ‘We Out Here’ – fourth quarter of the audio and visual resurgence, enclosed in one freshly resealed package follows hot on the heels of their winter 2015/16 release “Same Ol S**t EP”. Villain Park has received quite a few mentions in light of their efforts. From reputable music outlets such as Apple Music Beats 1 to style influencers like XXL Magazine and LRG Brand.


Their infectious musical approach of fusing true hip-hop with breakbeats, 808 kicks, scratching, and bars to match is quickly establishing Villain Park as a musical force to be reckoned with.
Like (of Pac Div) - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Like (of Pac Div)
For most artists, being a critically-acclaimed left coast lyricist would be more than enough for them. But don’t let the name fool you, Gabriel Stevenson is nothing like other artists. Known to most as 1/3 of the beloved Cali rhyme trio Pac Div, Like has officially stepped into the forefront and has been quickly establishing himself as a multi-faceted solo artist, producer and DJ.



Never one to be relegated to just one creative medium, the mic isn’t the only vehicle of expression for this renaissance man. Eager to put his sonic stamp on the game, Like secretly honed his skills behind the boards for years before making his presence as a producer known to the world. With an eclectic sound inspired by everything from J Dilla and DJ Premier to Chicago juke and Radiohead, he would soon begin cooking up sound creations for up and coming emcees. One of those tracks, “Dying of Thirst” would land on Kendrick Lamar’s breakout 2012 LP good kid, m.A.A.d city. The track earned him a much coveted Grammy nomination as well as solidified Like as a new force on the production side. Continuing to build on his synergy with the TDE camp, he also co-produced “Just Have Fun” with the Blended Babies from Ab-Soul’s 2013 album These Days.



With an ear for all things music and an already proven ability to rock any crowd, Like has also been building his rep behind the decks as an in-demand DJ, performing genre-bending sets for audiences across the country. Adding his own signature production into his live mixes, the consummate performer and perfectionist has created yet another lane to connect with fans and music lovers everywhere.



And though he’s been busy expanding both his skill set as well as his brand, he’s still found time to craft a special batch of quality beats and rhymes for his debut solo album, The Yams, due out this year. Taking cues from the days of the boom bap, Like says that his first full-length will be filled with a variety of soulful cuts, jazz loops and the prerequisite dope lyrics. But with this record, he’s also re-introducing the love song back to hip-hop, something desperately needed in an era where hyper-masculinity and misogyny dominates the airwaves.



Ready to show his full potential and further imprint his name on the culture, Like is reminding fans across the world of why they fell in love with hip-hop.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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