Two great shows worth checking out in Wellington this week!!!
- Smoke DZA
Hi internet! I’m a bit behind the curve this week as I just got back from a lovely wedding on Waiheke Island in the weekend, so please bare with me if you will. Anyway, this week in Wellington there are two live music events on that I am particularly excited about: Baths (USA) at San Francisco Bath House on Thursday night and Smoke DZA (USA) on Friday at Bodega. Over the last few weeks I’ve been fortunate enough to interview both of these acts, so I thought I’d give you a quick rundown on the shows.
Baths is the solo electronic singer-synthwriter project of California’s Will Wiesenfeld. Alternating between techno soul infused prog RnB ballads and wonky J-Dilla informed instrumental beat jams, over the last few years he has carved out a reputation for solid emotional live performances and intricately detailed studio recordings that sound really good with headphones on. You can read an interview I conducted with him over at Under The Radar by CLICKING HERE.
On the night, Baths will be supported by pop aspiring local chillwave duo Black City Lights, emerging beats DJ/Producer Kamandi and the Neon Sleep DJs. Presale tickets are available by CLICKING HERE, door sales will be available on the night for an increased fee.
Ever since it’s inception as a genre, hip-hop has had a long and storied tradition of rappers who like to make songs about recreational herbs like marijuana. Existing in the same continuum as the likes of Cypress Hill, Harlem, NYC’s Smoke DZA is a new generation rapper with a geek level of interest in that most divisive of plants.
However, just stringing together words about getting chemically inebriated doesn’t quite a career make, especially when you hit your late twenties. Several albums into his career, this east coast MC has carved himself out a lane he describes as, “lifestyle rap, like high end fashion, but high end rap.” Along the way he’s collaborated with young rap royalty like Big K.R.I.T, A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Harry Fraud, Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa, and touring with old school legends such as Juicy J and Method Man. You can read an interview I conducted with him over at Under The Radar by CLICKING HERE.
Support will be handled on the night by Auckland rap duo Team Dynamite, Name UL Mad Handsome and The Hip Drop vs Dam G. Pre sale tickets are available for purchase by CLICKING HERE. Door sales will be available for an increased fee on the night.