It’s no surprise that Theophilus London, an artist hailing from Brooklyn, is amongst the many original and genre-bending trendsetters of our time. The emcee spills his verses over both electronic and indie music, making his sound accessible to many. This was proven when Theophilus London wooed fans at The Neptune last October in Seattle while opening for England’s disco-pop trio Friendly Fires. His first album, Timez Are Weird These Days, reflects on the success he has experienced so far as an artist, and now he’s headlining his first gig ever at Neumos to show us what a real Theophilus London party is all about. Come this Tuesday to dance to his eclectic and upbeat work!
Opening for Theophilus London are the Seattle “lo-fi rebel hiphop “ duo THEESatisfaction. Together the emcees have been producing EPS (five of them) since 2008, which resulted in their signing to Sub Pop last year. This made them the second of hip hop artists signed to the Seattle label, following only after friends Shabazz Palaces, whom THEESatisfaction appeared on two songs from their well received 2011 album Black Up. THEESatisfaction’s debut full length should be released sometime early this year, so maybe we’ll get to hear updates and new songs about the awaited album from the gals, Cat and Stas, on Tuesday as they show support for Theophilus London!
Intelligent hip-hop lady k.flay takes the stage first at Neumos on Tuesday. Her sociology and psychology background help define her well-crafted and edgy tunes as she spits lyrics as a solo artist. Some of her songs, in similar fashion with Theophilus London, lean towards indie sensibilities, giving her room for stylistic experimentation throughout her work. What’s specifically impressive is that k.flay works all aspects of her music herself. All of the pre-recorded elements of k.flay’s show were done by the solo 24-year-old – but that isn’t to say she lacks effort for live instrumentation. Expect to see k.flay’s vocals as well as as much live instrumentals as the one-woman act can produce as the opener at Neumos on Tuesday!