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Qwel & Maker's 'Owl' to Be Released September 14, 2010
Posted by Steve Juon at Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 4:30PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

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Qwel & Maker's 'Owl' to Be Released September 14, 2010

Qwel & Maker 'Owl'
For their 3rd full-length album titled Owl (Galapagos4, 2010), Qwel & Maker’s creative partnership has gone from ‘occcasional collaboration’ to a full-fledged endeavor and the results are loud, clear, and undeniable.

Once described by Rolling Stone as having “stark, biographical songs that occupy the same bleak terrain as Francis Bacon paintings or The Dark Knight,” the Chicagobased duo has matured substantially since the release of their 2009 sophomore LP and continually raise the bar with their brand of raw, unadulterated, underground Hip-Hop.

“The Owl watches and grows wiser,” explains Maker. “As we became more aware of our environment, we gained new perspectives. This album is our way of reconnecting with everything that surrounds us.”

The duo is most at home on tracks like “El Camino” where Qwel’s lyrics scrape vibrant, and often harsh, realities across Maker’s soundscape of hard hitting drums and deft arrangements. “Name looking strange in the limelight / Chamber what you trying to change / Sitting here soaking in hindsight / It’s the road / Its the life I chose” concludes Qwel on “El Camino.”

Newly commited to the ‘life they chose’ and resolved to defeat stagnation in an industry in transition, Qwel & Maker have only just begun...

Qwel & Maker + DJ SPS 'Master Your Machine' US Tour:
(some dates subject to change)

Fri 9/10/2010 Chicago,IL @ Reggies w/Typical Cats, Meaty Ogre, Maxilla Blue
Sun 9/12/2010 Evansville, IN @ The Jungle
Mon 9/13/2010 Columbia, MO @ Mojos w/IndyGround
Wed 9/15/2010 San Marcos, TX
Thu 9/16/2010 Austin, TX @ Ruta Maya
Fri 9/17/2010 Dallas, TX @ The Green Elephant
Sat 9/18/2010 San Antonio @ Limelight
Sun 9/19/2010 Corpus Christi
Wed 9/22/2010 Albuquerque, NM @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
Fri 9/24/2010 Las Cruces, NM
Sat 9/25/2010 Colorado Springs, CO
Sun 9/26/2010 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Mon 9/27/2010 Pueblo, CO
Wed 9/29/2010 Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Lounge
Thu 9/30/2010 Boise , ID
Fri 10/1/2010 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Sat 10/2/2010 Eugene, OR @ John Henry's
Sun 10/3/2010 San Francisco, CA
Wed 10/6/2010 Santa Cruz , CA @ Blue Lagoon
Thu 10/7/2010 Palm Springs, CA @ Space 120
Fri 10/8/2010 LA, CA Urban Underground @ The Airliner
Sat 10/9/2010 Pomona, CA @ Friar Tucks
Sun 10/10/2010 San Diego, CA
Wed 10/13/2010 Las Vegas, CA
Thu 10/14/2010 Merced, CA @ Urban Illustrators
Sat 10/16/2010 Yuma, AZ
Sun 10/17/2010 Phoneix, AZ @ Hidden House
Mon 10/18/2010 Tucson, AZ @ The Congress
Thu 10/21/2010 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Fri 10/22/2010 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Sat 10/23/2010 Des Moines, @ Vaudeville Mews
Tue 10/26/2010 Dayton, OH
Wed 10/27/2010 Cincinatti, OH
Fri 10/29/2010 Boston, MA
Sat 10/30/2010 Buffalo, NY
Sun 10/31/2010 Providence, RI
Mon 11/1/2010 Portland, ME
Tue 11/2/2010 Asbury Park, NJ
Wed 11/3/2010 Portsmouth, NH
Fri 11/5/2010 Richmond, VA
Sat 11/6/2010 Atlanta, GA
Mon 11/8/2010 Orlando, FL
+ more to come in SC, NC, TN,
Sat 11/13/2010 Champaign, IL @ Canopy Club

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