Monday 10.12 | 8 Days a Week | Indy Week
Pin It

Monday 10.12 

click to enlarge Anti-Pop Consortium
  • Anti-Pop Consortium

Chapel Hill
Anti-Pop Consortium

Local 506What a difference a breakup makes: Back when Anti-Pop Consortium called it quits in early 2003, underground rap music was mostly the domain of music nerds, or "backpackers," or dudes with more grievances than gumption. Since, though, a slew of rappers and producers and mashup masters—from legitimate stars M.I.A, Diplo and Girl Talk to those still closer to the fringes, like Aesop Rock, RJD2 and Sage Francis—have blurred the line between electronic dance music and hip-hop, between underground and mainstream attention. This is the world where hip-hopsters exist. A reconvened Anti-Pop Consortium got the memo when recording their latest album, Fluorescent Black.

With beats that seem hacked from an '80s video game, it feels like MCs High Priest and Beans are rapping from the middle of your local arcade, or from the pop culture epicenter. It works: Beans' signature fast-flowing style is more relentless than the ghosts from Pac-Man, the crossfire of electronic pulses defy you to do anything but move your ass to the rock club's (dance) floor. The 9:30 p.m. show costs $10 in advance, $12 at the door. See www.local506.com. —Whitney Ayres

  • Anti-Pop Consortium

Latest in 8 Days a Week

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in 8 Days a Week



Twitter Activity

Comments

I meant to catch this a while ago but "Pirate Love" is a song by the Heartbreakers, not the Dolls...just …

by gojiku13 on Monday 3.22 (8 Days a Week)

Matt,

Add Gal Costa to Duke's Brazil music legend column. Costa was here, in Reynolds Theater, this fall. Her …

by Aaron Greenwald on Sunday 3.14 (8 Days a Week)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation