Shigeto has been on a world conquering tour in support of his newest album, the epic “No Better Time Than Now” . On Friday, October 18th, the prodigal son returns to Ann Arbor, his hometown to get it in with Tree City, Charles Trees, Beautiful Bells, and _DJ Ease.
And we’ll be doing some new tracks so come for the crack!
208 S. 1st St.
$12 adv. / $14 Day of
The second solo album from the great Man In Charge. From M.I.C. himself:
THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO MY BROTHER DONOVAN HYTER AKA D-SQUEEZE WHO DIED ON JUNE 30TH, 2013. ALTHOUGH HE ONLY LIVED ON THIS EARTH FOR 21 YEARS HIS INFLUENCE ON ME AND THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM WILL LAST A LIFETIME. THE WORLD LOST A LEGEND AND I’M GONNA REP FOR HIM EVERY CHANCE I GET AND CARRY ON HIS LEGACY. I LOVE YOU BRO!
My inspiration for “so illegal” goes all the way back to early 2011 when I watched a documentary called “ANVIL: The Story Of Anvil.” It was a documentary of this heavy metal band called ANVIL and how their lead singer/guitarist is in his mid forties still pursuing his rock and roll dreams. It was then that I realized that creating and performing music is the sole reason I’m on this planet. By the summer/fall of 2011, when I was living in Seattle, I got into the habit of working just to stay broke. Working 40 hours a week just to spend all your money on bills and groceries just to go back to work again on Monday (sometimes even the weekends). The original concept for “so illegal” was just to make a bunch of beats with really obvious samples from well know artist and songs. As I kept writing and adding to the project I realized that this project was me saying that I plan on going against the grain and pursuing my dreams of being a recording artist living off his art until I die. That’s why I choose to have the cover be a pair of dress shoes set on fire. Cause everybody has that one pair of “job interview shoes” that they wear when they want to be “taken seriously.” With this cover I’m saying that I can be taken seriously no matter what I wear as long as my music is good and means something to me. It’s not to mean any disrespect to anybody with a desk job or somebody who is just trying to make ends meet. We all have our goals, ambitions, and methods in this life, and these are mine. I started the writing process for this project while living in Seattle and spending all day working and all night trying to build connections in a city where I only knew 2 people. When I moved back to Ann Arbor I got in an even deeper depression trying to regain my footing in a music scene that I used to be so involved in. That’s why I spent all of 2012 finishing “so illegal” and thinking of different ways to market and promote it that would make the impact more prominent then some of my past releases. This is my most personal work to date and it’s because I went through different life experiences that inspired me to tap into a part of my brain I had been ignoring. So without any further adieu, I am proud to present to you… so illegal.
Man In Charge is set to release his second solo album ”So Illegal”, an epic introspective laden with fat drums, cinematically orchestrated samples, and raw lyricism. Come join us as we pack the Blind Pig for Ann Arbor’s party of the summer.
July 17, 2013
Blind Pig, Ann Arbor
Hosted by Gen Pop
Doors @ 9:30 pm
Check out the latest slammin’ mixtape from DJ Cataclysmic as he lights up the ones and twos. From the man himself:
another mix I put together for your musical enjoyment. Listen and love. Man in Charge on the boards. Branchout!
Just about a year ago my computer was stolen at a show in NY. I lost an albums worth of material and learned about backing up the hard way but was able to recover two tracks. These are those two tracks:
Both tracks feature my dear friends Brandon Mitchell aka MC Kadence and Carlos Garcia aka L05. Their vocals really make the tracks for me however, I felt they didn’t sit right for my next album and stood alone. I wanted you to have them and they’ve been on my laptop for way too long. Download them (for free) do whatever you do to relax, sit back, turn up and enjoy. Much <3 and respect. Shi.