News: Roach Gigz Announces The Bugged Out Tour For September
Roach Gigz is excited to announce his forthcoming headline tour, The Bugged Out Tour. The Bugged Out Tour, kicking off September 7th in San Francisco, will be Roach's second headlining tour in 2012, and will follow the release of Roach's official debut album, Bugged Out, in August. Starting today, three Fan Club Bundles, priced between $25 and $60, will allow fans to pre-purchase show tickets along with three exclusive t-shirts. Fan Club Bundles can be purchased via Roach Gigz' website.
Earlier this year, Roach Gigz headlined his first tour, the Can I Rap Tour, taking him to cities across the West Coast. And while the tour was a great first experience for Roach, he's looking forward to taking everything up a notch with The Bugged Out Tour. "My tour earlier this year was my first time headlining -- it was a stepping stone," says Roach. "I'm looking forward to everything being bigger and better this time around.”
The Bugged Out Tour will also bring a handful of first-time experiences for Roach on the road, including a special hometown performance and a debut performance in Los Angeles, at the famed venue The Roxy, on September 13th. "I'm looking forward to doing Slim's in San Francisco; it's going to be my first headlining show in San Francisco," says Roach, adding that he's also especially looking forward to return dates in Chico and Santa Cruz. "This is also going to be my first time playing in Los Angeles, so I'm really looking forward to that show."
And while the tour is offering Roach a number of exciting experiences, what he's most looking forward to is connecting with fans – and performing for them music from his forthcoming debut album, Bugged Out. "I'm going to be playing a bunch of the new music from Bugged Out on the tour," he says. "I always do the hits, but this time I'm just looking forward to trying out the new music for fans."
Bugged Out Tour Dates: September 07, San Francisco, CA – Slims September 08, Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones September 09, Bakersfield, CA – B Ryders September 10, San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew September 13, Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy September 15, San Diego, CA – Porter's Pub September 16, Phoenix, AZ – Chasers September 25, Seattle, WA – Crocodile September 27, Spokane, WA – A Club September 28, Eugene, OR – WOW Hall September 29, Ashland, OR – Armory October 05, Chico, CA – Senator October 06, Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
Expertly incorporating influences of electronic music, soul, hip-hop, and more, San Francisco group 40Love is comprised of emcee/vocalist Miss Haze, rapper G-OFF, and DJ/producers Mikos and The Whooligan. The group's name represents their being formed 40 years after the Summer Of Love in San Francisco, and that ethos shows up throughout their music and has earned the group accolades from OkayPlayer, NBC, URB, and others, and has allowed them to share stages with Mos Def, MC Lyte, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Mark Farina, and more. 40Love released their debut album, Advantage, in 2007, and followed that effort with their sophomore album, BANGERANG! in 2009. Now, three years later, 40Love is prepping the release of their third album, Dreams Don't Sleep, which will be released July 24th, and includes features from Zumbi of Zion I, Black Spade, The Park, and more.
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Kanye is in Birmingham, England right now doing his tour. An LAPD detective is on the scene.
With a dash of electrifying vocals, a smidgen of gravity defying choreography and a whole lot of Superhero Swag, newcomer R&B/Pop superstar Keaira LaShae is the epitome of all-encompassing talent. Having a natural flair for music, fitness and dance, the advocate for female empowerment is gearing up to make a permanent indentation in the industry with a summer release of her self-titled EP. Recording in Rodney Jerkins’ Studios in Los Angeles, Keaira LaShae is putting the final touches on Keaira LaShae in partnership with Duane “DaRock” Ramos (The Pussycat Dolls, Nicki Minaj & LL Cool) and Sanchez Holmes (T.I, Young Jeezy) amongst others.
Smells Like Holy Spirit is a 6 track project by Miami recording artist Shottie produced by Brooklyn based TeV95. The EP includes no hooks, singing, or fancy production. The focus of this project is premium rap and most of the EP was composed, recorded, and mixed on the spot in Brooklyn at 95Labs over a 2 week period.