Band: After Schock Album Release Party with special guests Chad Davidson Trio
Date: Friday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Mystic Lounge, 119 Dauphin St.,
Local hip-hop artist Josh “After Schock” Schock is renaming October “Schock-tober.” Schock’s baritone voice and suave verbal flow make him one of the Azalea City’s most innovative verbalists. His style can be best experienced through his fifth studio album, “Thunderground: Vol. 1.” Schock entered the studio with Josh Daigrepont and Brian Graves to lay down the tracks for this release. As far as beat contributions, A-Twist (Aaron Hoffman), CStubbs (Chris Stubblefield) and Graves laid out the rhythms for Schock’s flow on the album. Schock also brought his little brother, J.J. Schock, into the studio to record vocals on the track “Special,” which Schock wrote for his brother.
Judging from the list of special guests, After Schock’s release party could be quite the affair. After Schock has recruited a live band to accompany him featuring members of Mob Towne Revival and Phunk Blue Moon. Aydee from local hip-hop collective Microphone Messengers will be making an appearance as well. After the After Schock, Chad Davidson Trio (also featuring members of Mob Towne Revival) will keep the party going into the wee hours.