Incoming: Busdriver, Nocando and Open Mike Eagle, Oct. 24

Three of Los Angeles’ finest emcees at the forefront of the avant-rap scene – or whatever you wanna call it – are joining up for a fall tour that will stop at Rhythm Room on Oct. 24 (though at this point I’m not sure who is promoting it, so I have little in the way … Continue reading Incoming: Busdriver, Nocando and Open Mike Eagle, Oct. 24

Nocando and Busdriver are Flash Bang Grenada: In a Perfect World (feat. Open Mike Eagle)

Busdriver, the resident braniac of experimental rap, wrote a tweet the other day that gave me pause: “It’s boggling how much effort goes into any given song that ultimately gets converted into a violently disposable MP3.” It’s a pretty straightforward sentiment that speaks to our habits as digital consumers and asks the non-musicians among us … Continue reading Nocando and Busdriver are Flash Bang Grenada: In a Perfect World (feat. Open Mike Eagle)

El-P feat. Nocando: Time Won’t Tell remix (video)

Earlier this year, Nocando topped off one of El-P’s tracks from his 2010 instrumental release Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 with vocals, forming a West Coast/East Coast collaboration that begs for a full album of material. We saw the video for the track from El-P in August, a strangely uplifting depiction of a young boy attempting to rise above … Continue reading El-P feat. Nocando: Time Won’t Tell remix (video)

Nocando, Curly Castro, Spit Suicide freestyle at Hidden House

Our show on Feb. 18 with Nocando, Open Mike Eagle and 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers turned out to be incredible. But the day wasn’t without its anxiety-filled moments, from Curly Castro’s lost luggage at the airport to Nocando, Open Mike Eagle and Jeff Weiss having to speed through the desert night after breaking free from L.A.’s … Continue reading Nocando, Curly Castro, Spit Suicide freestyle at Hidden House

SMS and Universatile Music present: Nocando, Open Mike Eagle, 5 O’clock Shadowboxers, Feb. 18!

In the first of what I hope will be many future collaborations with the fellas at Universatile Music, we are bringing to Phoenix a mighty hip-hop triumvirate packed into one night, Feb. 18 at the Hidden House: Nocando, Open Mike Eagle and 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers (featuring Zilla Rocca and Curly Castro). All three dropped releases … Continue reading SMS and Universatile Music present: Nocando, Open Mike Eagle, 5 O’clock Shadowboxers, Feb. 18!