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Aesop Rock has been one busy man. Since his "Fast Cars" EP in 2005 (which included an impressive 88-page booklet), he has produced four studio albums, two more EPs, and a pair of compilations. But 2013 was his busiest year yet, and we're about to tell you why.
Chances are, Aesop Rock fans had plenty of time to catch him in action last year. He toured the U.S. to promote to "Skelethon," the sixth studio album released by the hip hopper. It bowed on July 10, 2012 through Rhymesayers Entertainment. The first official single, "Zero Dark Thirty," undoubtedly drew attention thanks to a major motion picture by the same name, and the album peaked at #3 on Amazon's Pop Rap album charts and debuted at number 21 on the Billboard 200.
Not only did Aesop Rock hit the road last year, so did Kimya Dawson, performing material from The Uncluded – the duo the two formed. Along with a number of individual events, "The Uncluded" also performed as part of a Rhymesayers lineup at Summerfest in Milwaukee.
Out on the Skelethon tour, most of Aesop Rocks' touring equipment was stolen, prompting him to raise funds by releasing limited edition artwork to raise enough money to purchase new equipment. He later performed at the first day of Coachella 2013, and is close to completing the next "Hail Mary Mallon" record, hopefully for an early 2014 release.
Aesop Rock Tickets - The Top of the Post-millennial Underground
If you love the club life, the MC turning the discs and splitting the sound on the dance floor, then you'd probably love the Aesop Rock, one of the most talented and triumphant MCs of the genre. This was an MC born May 11, 1976, and he was made for the kind of music that required a stance above the dance floor. The rap label Definitive Jux earned the honor of producing his work in 2001.
Aesop Rock Tickets - An Electronic Beat Explosion
After releasing a pair of LPs into the music scene, respectively titled Appleseed and Music for Earthworms, and another in 2000 called Float for Mush, Def Jux then had the pleasure of being under the name of Aesop Rock with two singles: 'Coma' and 'Boom Box.' His second full-length album in 2001 entitled Labor Days was unprecedented in style, earning positive reviews. He went further with his music explosion, releasing a follow-up for Def Jux entitled Bazooka Tooth in 2003 and then another EP entitled Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives in 2005. You can see Aesop Rock everywhere!
Aesop Rock Tickets - The Sound of the Aesop
Common comparisons are simply the LCD Soundsystem and the Crystal Method. But to be fair every ensemble of the electronic rap age had their own defining sound, and you can easily tell Aesop Rock from just about everyone else. Aesop Rock had definitely made a name for himself and continued to do so for the future. Hopefully we'll see more of the Aesop Rock in our dance clubs.
Aesop Rock Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Ghosts of the Barbary Coast||2008|
|All Day: Nike+ Original Run||2007|
|None Shall Pass||2007|
|None Shall Pass||2007|
|B-Sides & Rarities, Volume 1: 1999-2003||2006|
|B-Sides & Rarities, Volume 2: 2003-2006||2006|
|The Next Best Thing||2006|
|Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives||2005|
|Bazooka Tooth (Headphone Science version)||2005|
|Build Your Own Bazooka Tooth||2004|
|Live in Asheville||2002|
|Coma / Maintenance||2001|
|Music for Earthworms||1997|
Top 10 Aesop Rock Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||None Shall Pass||66,616||20,289|
|9||Bring Back Pluto||15,631||6,821|
|10||Keep Off The Lawn||14,847||6,819|
Aesop Rock Extends Tour Through The Winter
Aesop Rock Concert Dates Aesop Rock Concert Tickets UPDATE: Aesop Rock Tour 2013 Aesop Rock has added yet another leg to his ongoing tour, with new dates slated for mid-January into February. Check out the hip-hop artist's latest additions, and don't forget to scroll through our 2013 list of discount ticket links! Aesop Rock Concert…Read more
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Aesop Rock Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/24/2015 Shakopee MN Canterbury Park 03/15/2015 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 03/13/2015 Dallas TX Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill 03/11/2015 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 03/10/2015 Birmingham AL Zydeco 03/08/2015 Atlanta GA The Loft 03/07/2015 Saint Petersburg FL State Theatre 03/06/2015 Fort Lauderdale FL Revolution Live 03/05/2015 Orlando FL The Social 03/02/2015 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 03/01/2015 Washington DC 9:30 Club 02/28/2015 Baltimore MD Rams Head Live 02/27/2015 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 02/20/2015 Portland ME Port City Music Hall 02/19/2015 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 02/18/2015 Northampton MA Pearl Street Nightclub 02/17/2015 Cambridge MA The Sinclair 02/15/2015 Hamden CT The Outer Space 02/14/2015 New York NY Gramercy Theatre 02/12/2015 Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar 02/11/2015 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 02/10/2015 Columbus OH A and R Music Bar 02/08/2015 Detroit MI Magic Stick 02/07/2015 Grand Rapids MI The Pyramid Scheme 02/06/2015 Chicago IL Metro 02/04/2015 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 02/03/2015 Madison WI Barrymore Theatre 01/23/2015 Bellingham WA Wild Buffalo House of Music 01/22/2015 Seattle WA Neumos 01/21/2015 Portland OR Hawthorne Theatre 01/19/2015 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 01/17/2015 Fort Collins CO Aggie Theatre 01/16/2015 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre 01/14/2015 Albuquerque NM Launchpad 01/12/2015 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 01/10/2015 Santa Ana CA Constellation Room 01/09/2015 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 01/08/2015 San Diego CA The Irenic 01/06/2015 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 01/05/2015 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst
Aesop Rock Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 09/20/2014 Denton TX Downtown Denton 09/19/2014 Denton TX Downtown Denton 06/22/2014 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 06/21/2014 Santa Ana CA The Observatory
Aesop Rock Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 08/23/2013 Eugene OR Emerald Meadows 07/31/2013 Vancouver BC Fortune Sound Club 07/25/2013 Los Angeles CA First Unitarian Church - Los Angeles 06/06/2013 Pittsburgh PA The Andy Warhol Museum 06/02/2013 Montreal QC Il Motore 05/30/2013 Cambridge MA The Sinclair 05/28/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 05/26/2013 Shakopee MN Canterbury Park 05/02/2013 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 04/28/2013 Seattle WA Neumos 04/26/2013 Vancouver BC Venue 04/24/2013 Portland OR Roseland Theater 04/23/2013 Ashland OR Ashland Armory 04/22/2013 Oakland CA The New Parish 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/16/2013 Santa Ana CA Constellation Room 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/10/2013 Dallas TX Granada Theater 03/09/2013 Norman OK University of Oklahoma 03/08/2013 Columbia MO Rose Music Hall 03/06/2013 Omaha NE The Waiting Room 03/05/2013 Iowa City IA Blue Moose Tap House 03/04/2013 Chicago IL Metro 03/02/2013 Fargo ND The Aquarium 02/20/2013 Newport KY Thompson House 02/19/2013 Columbus OH A and R Music Bar 02/18/2013 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 02/16/2013 Northampton MA Pearl Street Nightclub 02/15/2013 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 02/13/2013 Pawtucket RI The Met 02/12/2013 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 02/09/2013 New York NY Irving Plaza 02/08/2013 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 02/06/2013 Baltimore MD Baltimore Soundstage 01/30/2013 Salt Lake City UT The Depot 01/24/2013 Portland OR Roseland Theater
Aesop Rock Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/06/2012 New Haven CT Toad's Place 11/05/2012 Providence RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel 11/03/2012 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 11/02/2012 Northampton MA Pearl Street Nightclub 10/31/2012 Baltimore MD Baltimore Soundstage 10/30/2012 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theater 10/29/2012 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 10/27/2012 Orlando FL Plaza Theatre 10/26/2012 Fort Lauderdale FL Revolution Live 10/24/2012 Saint Petersburg FL State Theatre 10/23/2012 Jacksonville FL Jack Rabbits 10/12/2012 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater 10/11/2012 Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep 10/10/2012 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 10/08/2012 Lawrence KS Granada 10/06/2012 Nashville TN Exit In 10/05/2012 Indianapolis IN The Vogue 10/04/2012 Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar 10/02/2012 Detroit MI Magic Stick 10/01/2012 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall Ballroom 09/16/2012 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 09/14/2012 Chico CA El Rey Theatre 09/13/2012 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades 09/12/2012 Arcata CA Van Duzer Theatre 09/10/2012 Eugene OR Wow Hall 09/08/2012 Yakima WA The Seasons Performance Hall 09/07/2012 Spokane WA Club 412 09/04/2012 Reno NV Knitting Factory Concert House 09/01/2012 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 09/01/2012 Las Vegas NV LVCS 08/31/2012 Bakersfield CA B Ryders 08/30/2012 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 08/15/2012 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 08/14/2012 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre 08/13/2012 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 08/11/2012 Austin TX Mohawk 08/10/2012 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 08/09/2012 Dallas TX Granada Theater 08/07/2012 Atlanta GA The Loft 08/05/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club 08/04/2012 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 08/03/2012 New York NY Irving Plaza 08/02/2012 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 07/31/2012 Montreal QC Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre 07/30/2012 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre 07/28/2012 Chicago IL Metro 07/27/2012 Madison WI Barrymore Theatre 07/26/2012 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 07/24/2012 Denver CO Summit Music Hall 07/23/2012 Salt Lake City UT In The Venue 07/20/2012 Vancouver BC Venue 07/20/2012 Seattle WA Capitol Hill (Block Party) 07/19/2012 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 07/15/2012 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 07/13/2012 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre
Aesop Rock Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/23/2011 Fresno CA Save Mart Center 12/22/2011 Reno NV Reno Events Center 10/28/2011 Chicago IL The Mid 08/28/2011 Spokane WA Knitting Factory Concert House 06/17/2011 West Hollywood CA The Troubadour 05/17/2011 Columbus OH Outland on Liberty 05/16/2011 Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar 05/14/2011 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 02/25/2011 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall