Band: California Harvest Tour
Date: Friday, Nov. 3, with doors at 9:30 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $13 advance/$15 day of show, available at Soul Kitchen, its website and by calling 1-866-777-8932
Cooler temperatures have made it feel more like harvest season here on the Gulf Coast, but the California Harvest Tour is about to give Mobile a taste of harvest season in the Golden State. This collective of California beatmasters and verbal assassins will be bringing Mobile a crop of fresh underground rhythms and rhymes.
Oakland’s A-Plus will lead this troupe of beat farmers. As a founding member of the Souls of Mischief, this innovative sonic linguist can slip his smooth, rhythmic rap into a variety of musical styles. His skill can best be experienced through the “Pepper Spray” EP, which uses cuts from the Red Hot Chili Peppers as foundation and inspiration.
L.A.’s Aceyalone will be on hand to deliver an eclectic, thought-provoking rap style forged during a time when hip-hop was dominated by gangsta styles. San Francisco is sending a trio of representatives — Equipto and Z-Man will showcase their respective verbal flows, and DJ True Justice will provide his mix of beats.