Last time we talked about Talibam! they were celebrating 10 years of merrymaking, rapping, and playing some dates in Europe. While the rap game was apparently fun, it seems to have grown tiresome for the New York duo who are known for blending styles and genres. Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea (a.k.a. MC Moaty Mogulz and MC K-Wizzle) are returing to their roots (sort of) for a show with Peter Evans and Alan Wilkinson as part of the Sant’Anna Arress Jazz Festival (WARNING: lots of brightly colored flash graphics) in Sant’Anna, Italy. The festival also features the likes of Cecil Taylor and the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Well, maybe “tiresome” wasn’t the right word before. It’s more likely the improv bug was itching and they had to scratch, as they will be playing a series of shows highlighting their #NOSCHOOL stylings all over Europe in the weeks following the jazz festival.
For two dudes based in New York, they sure seem to play abroad a lot. My guess is it’s either they don’t send out press releases for their US shows, or our feeble American minds cannot comprehend their realness.
Anyway, here are the tour dates:
08.24.13 - Sant’Anna, Italy - Sant’Anna Arress Jazz Festival
#NOSCHOOL Rap tour dates:
08.29.13 - Charleroi, Belgium - Rockerill
08.31.13 - London, UK - Shacklewell Arms
09.01.13 - Duisburg, Germany - Platzhirsch Festival
09.02.13 - Caen, France - Ecuyes
09.03.13 - Cherbourg, France
09.04.13 - Venlo, Netherlands - radio appearance
09.08.13 - Riviers, France - Baignade -Toujours- Interditeade Festival
• Talibam!: http://talibam.bandcamp.com