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Rhymesayers in Europe Tour Videos

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Atmosphere alongside label-mates Brother AliEvidenceBlueprint,and Grieves  & Budo are touring Europe. They are posting videos of their travels. Above is a video of the Rhymesayers crew discussing their sold-out Paris Show. Bobby Silver and Blueprint make appearances. After the jump, about 23 people in Columbus, Ohio along with myself will be happy to look at Bobby Silver hanging out in Paris during his day off.

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Lollapalooza 2011 Line-Up

Lollapalooza returns to Chicago August 5-7. Tickets are on sale now. Some of the bands:

Foo Fighters
My Morning Jacket
A Perfect Circle
Cee Lo Green
Damian Marley and Nas
The Cars
Bright Eyes
Arctic Monkeys
Explosions in the Sky
Lykke Li
The Kills
Sleigh Bells
Best Coast
Black Lips
Titus Andronicus
Wye Oak

Click here for complete list of bands.

No Beastie Boys?

Atmosphere Announces “The Family Tour” with Blueprint and More

Atmosphere announced their Spring Tour on Rhymesayers.com a few moments ago.
Columbus, Ohio’s Blueprint will be on the tour along with DJ Abilities, Budo, Grieves, and Sab The Artist. Aesop Rock and DJ Wiz with play with “the Family Tour” in Berkley to help celebrate the release of the new Atmopshere album, The Family Sign.

Tour Kicks off here in Columbus on 4/20 dude. At the Newport. More dates after the jump.
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Illogic Headlines Columbus Eyedea Tribute Tonight at Carabar


with the recent tragedy and passing of the very talented, and respected emcee Eyedea, the original Kristoff Krane tour has been canceled. We are turning this special night into a benefit/celebration/memory for the life of Micheal Larsen aka Eyedea. Much love and prayers goes out to his friends, family and fans. Please come out to this special event on Sunday October 24th. all proceeds will be going to Michael’s family.

featuring special performances by
Illogic, Alleyes Path, The Midas Touch, Intricate Sunz, Metro and more!!!!!


Sunday October 24th
music starts at 9pm.


REST IN PEACE EYEDEA (November 9, 1981 – October 17, 2010)

If you can’t make it to Carabar but want to donate to Eyedea’s family:
All donations can be directed to Micheal’s Mom, Kathy Averill here.

after the jump Public Wake, and Minnaepolis Tribute Info, and quotes from Eyedea’s mom, Blueprint, Slug, Dj Abilities, and alot more about Eyedea.
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Rest In Peace Eyedea

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Eyedea performing “Even Shadows Have Shadows”.
Minnaepolis emcee Michael “Eyedea” Larson passed away today according to City Pages magazine in Minneapolis.

There is a facebook page set-up to help with funeral costs.

after the jump i ramble about my memory of bumping into Eyedea. And posted some videos that stick out in my mind.
I’m not an expert on Eyedea’s life or music by any means.

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Atmosphere, When Life Gives You Lemons…

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I sat out to write a review of the new Atmosphere album, When Life Gives You Lemons. Paint That Shit Gold. It comes out today. I play the roll of official indie rap guy to a certain segment of Central Ohio, I suppose. So I feel like I should say something.

However, upon listening to this record I once again came to two reoccuring conclusions.

1. The last Atmosphere album that I was the audience for was LucyFord.

Take the above video of “Shoulda Known”. There are parts of it there for me. I respect the electro-ish beat. The grainy filming has a Terry Richardsonish vibe. Slug sounds like he is dissing cocaine on this too. I ride for that. At least dood isn’t rhyming about windmills, how bad the radio sucks, or saving rap. But still something about the video and song screams Suicide Girls to me. So it loses me.

Thats the best way I can describe why I can’t really bump or hate the new Atmosphere album. I guess I need more Tom Waits (who beat boxes on the album), and less Warped Tour to be into it. But the difference between old indie rock doods, and Emo Pop-punk fans is prolly 100,000 records. And since the last Atmos record pushed 120k, though I don’t like Suicide Girls, you prolly do. Continue reading

Atmosphere Leaks A New Album

If Slug were Santa Claus he would give you a new, free Atmosphere album for the Holidays. This free download has Columbus Rhymesayer Blueprint on a track. The following was posted up by Slug and Ant on www.rhymesayers.com:

as a way to thank all of our supporters, ant and i have put together this party favor.

it’s called “strictly leakage.” thirteen songs to chase away the winter doldrums.
free and downloadable at this link : Right Click and Save as…

it’s great for first dates, crappy houseparties, or to play in the backround while you google yourself again.

is downloadable a word?
what’s a doldrum?

nonetheless, thank you for the love, and please have a happy safe holiday.

oh yeah, i almost forgot,
“sad clown bad winter 11” is available now, and a new album from atmosphere, “when life gives you lemons, you paint that shit gold” will be available on april 22 2008.