NOFRIENDS Tour – Sponsors Week, Show Listings & Fun Razor album!
If you didn’t get the picture yet, Jesse Dangerously, Mikal kHill, Tribe One & Me are going on tour in September. Here are the dates:
9/2 Chicago, IL – Burlington Bar
9/3 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Pike Room w/ Sample the Martian
9/4 Cleveland, OH – Roc Bar w/ MC Cool Whip
9/5 Philly, PA – M-Room w/ DevoSpice & Zilla Persona
9/6 Worcester, MA – That’s Entertainment! w/ Shane Hall
9/7 New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine w/ Ceschi Ramos
9/8 Brooklyn, NY – Grand Victory w/ Schaffer the Darklord
9/9 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery w/ Super Art Fight!
9/10 Chesapeake, VA – Chicho’s Pizza w/ Nerdlucks
9/11 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
9/12 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
9/13 W. Columbia, SC – The Conundrum
9/14 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone w/ Sulfur & friends
We released an album of new music, wherein each of us rap on each other’s beats. It will help us raise some gas money, and it’s $10 for an album full of all new music. Here’s the track I made over Jesse Dangerously’s “Halifax Rap Legend” beat:
Check it out, and help us raise some money. This is a tour that was booked, managed, and is going to be put on 100% independently. This is how we earn our living money, and having shows in these cities booked with good turnout is vital to our livelihood and future in this rap biz. If you can come out to a show, we would love you forever.
This week, I’m going to give some shout outs and focus on the sponsors for this tour. We could not have gotten Jesse out of the frosty North, nor gotten Tribe One out of the humid, swampy south without them. So please, check out our sponsors and show them some love for supporting great indie nerd music!
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