What ever happened to rattling the cage a little bit?
Why is it that we always want to categorize, to lump things together into convenient groups? We do it so much that we start to expect it – there’s a genre for everything: post-new-avant-hop-swing, or some nonsense. It translates into single mindedness about music sometimes. We’ve come to expect certain things from certain artists, or worse…certain genres.
Then you end up with shows that are like the (dwindling) CD sections at Best Buy, rigidly categorized, or DJs playing the same tempo dance beat for 3 hours. There’s nothing wrong with being a purist, and you can only kind of help the way you sound, or what you like to listen to…but anyway, why the restrictions? Try something new once in a while.
A friend of mine used to call it “blending trends.”
So why not?
Hell, that’s the theme for the beginning of August.
On the 2nd, King Crabapple plays at the Pyramid Scheme with a mashup of niches in the hip hop genre – including Grand Rapids vet Dante Cope, a showcase style open mic MC extravaganza, and headliners The Black Opera [see video].
On the 7th, Skee-Town Stylee is playing the illustrious Fredrik Meijer Gardens – smokey dub and blues/R&B band Blue Molly. See? You gotta mix it up.
And why not turn it up a notch? Kelly’s Pub will be host to KC and metal heavyweights Kill Tomorrow on the 11th.
(as always, you can keep up with all of our events on the ol’ Facebook page)
Stretch your legs a little bit, and take a sample of the wide world audible art has to offer.
This whole Mux Rec thing started out of a love for TOO MUCH MUSIC – we wanted to play all the time, and all pulled from different backgrounds. This is Amurica. Get down with that melting pot.