Shredders with Astronautalis and LTC at Underground Arts
Friday, February 9th, 2018
21+ | Doors: 8PM | Show: 9PM
(feat P.O.S, Sims, Paper Tiger & Lazerbeak of Doomtree)
While Cut The Body Loose may seem like Astronautalis’ most aggressive album to date, to call it angry or pessimistic would be to miss the point. Named for an aspect of a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral when the music guides grievers from heavy, insurmountable suffering to a full-on raucous celebration in the streets, Cut The Body Loose is the sonic equivalent of that same liberating process.
Having started in music over 20 years ago as a battle rapper, Astronautalis’ roots are planted firmly in hip-hop. However, the sounds and styles throughout his discography are an animal not so easily caged. At any point, Astronautalis touches upon shoegaze-laced indie rock, pulsating electronic, swampy Southern-influenced blues, and more. He's worked with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Bill Callahan, St. Vincent), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara), members of The Riverboat Gamblers, P.O.S. (Rhymesayers) and more to help craft his undeniably unique style.
LTC is an Emcee/Producer/Songwriter hailing from Levittown, PA repping Philadelphia. Constantly reworking his sound, growing as a lyricist, and cutting his teeth since 2003, LTC embodies a style set apart from any other. The soft-spoken artist is currently working on a proper album release that will comprise of honest, in-depth personal trials, tribulations, and observations woven into a tapestry of original production and compositions. Don't be fooled by the reserved, and at times, bashful facade of this young man. LTC is a unique performer that stays in continuous motion provoked by vigorous and aggressive passion. LTC has shared stages with such renown artists as the late and great Eyedea & Ablilites, Sage Francis, Questlove of the Legendary Roots Crew, Gary Clark Jr., Kool Keith, R.A. the Rugged Man, P.O.S. and Dessa of Rhymesayers and Doomtree fame, Mac Lethal, Astronautalis, Cage Kennylz, Yak Ballz, Reef the lost Cauze, Peedi Crakk, Lyrics Born, Kristoff Krane, Educated Consumers, Abstract Rude, and Busdriver as well as many of Philly's finest underground rising talents.