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Cadence Weapon tours Canada and Europe
Cadence Weapon wraps up his USA tour this week. Respect to all the youth crews out there making it to his shows with Born Ruffians. Next week, Cadence Weapon and Buck 65 pack the two hottest DJs Canada has to offer - DJ Weez-L and Scratch Bastid, and take what is probably Canada's best rap tour ever coast to coast for an entire month! CADENCE WEAPON/BUCK 65 CANADIAN TOUR 04.10.08 – Moncton, NB – The Empress  04.11.08 – St. Johns, NL – Club One  04.12.08 – Charlottetown, PEI – Mack One  04.13.08 – Fredericton, NB – The Playhouse  04.17.08 - Halifax, NS - The Marquee * 04.19.08 – Montreal, QC – Le National  04.21.08 – Quebec City, QC - Cabaret Du Capitole  04.22.08 – Ottawa, ON – The Bronson Center  04.23.08 – Hamilton, ON – Westside Concert Theater  04.25.08 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall  04.26.08 – London, ON – Call The Office  04.29.08 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick  04.30.08 – Regina, SK – The Exchange  05.01.08 – Edmonton, AB – McDougal United Church  05.02.08 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub 05.03.08 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom  05.05.08 - Golden, BC - The Lyric Bar  05.07.08 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom  05.08.08 – Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Hall  *Cadence Weapon Headline Show (no Buck, sorry Halifax) Immediately following the Buck 65/Cadence Weapon Canadian Rampage, Cadence Weapon heads to Europe for 2 weeks of great shows and festivals, hitting stages with the likes of Public Enemy, Dan Deacon, Yeasayer, and more! CADENCE WEAPON UK/EUROPE TOUR 05.14.08 - London, UK - Amersham Arms 05.15.08 - Brighton, UK - GREAT ESCAPE - Revenge 05.15.08 - London, UK - STAG AND DAGGER 05.16.08 - Brighton, UK - GREAT ESCAPE - Digital (Drowned In Sound show) 05.16.08 - London, UK - Fabric 05.17.08 - Leeds, UK - NASTY FEST IX - Faversham 05.18.08 - Newcastle, UK - Stereo 05.19.08 - Edinburgh, UK - Voodoo Rooms 05.20.08 - Glasgow, UK - Ivy 05.22.08 - London, UK - HOX TO DOT 05.23.08 - London, UK - London Corsica Studios w/Deadelus 05.24.08 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 05.25.08 - Dublin, Ireland - Tripod w/Public Enemy 05.28.08 - Liverpool, UK - SOUND CITY @ Faversham 05.29.08 - Berlin, Germany - 103 Club 05.30.08 - Geneva, Switzerland - Geneva Zoo 05.31.08 - St. Gallen, Switzerland - St. Gallen Palace 06.01.08 - Brussels, Belgium - Brussels Ancienne Belgique

SXSW 2008
This event was a success. Thank you fans and friends, thank you SXSW, thank you to our showcase partners at Paper Bag and thank you Sparks; you mutation-spawning malt liquor energy drink that is always free at SXSW. There are more photos on our facebook page and some at our myspace too.

Cadence Weapon AFTERPARTY BABIES Out Now!!
Cadence Weapon's new album "AFTERPARTY BABIES" is now available for purchase digitally, on CD and on 2-LP in North America and Europe. "Outrageously original and unconcerned with meeting any terms but its own, Afterparty Babies deserves to go down as one of the most important additions yet to Canada's neglected hip hop canon" - Toronto Star "Blending ebullient verbosity with the brightest selection of electronic beats you'll hear this side of a Santogold ringtone selection... Impeccable" - Observer Music Monthly "Afterparty Babies is, just so, so, so good. It's raising the bar on modern rap music in a way that this reviewer thinks is completely unique" - Drowned In Sound JUST ANNOUNCED: CANADIAN TOUR WITH BUCK 65! CADENCE WEAPON TOUR DATES 02.28.08 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse # 02.29.08 - Boston, MA - Middle East # 03.01.08 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall # 03.02.08 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge # 03.04.08 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's # 03.05.08 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar # 03.06.08 - Washington, DC - DC9 # 03.07.08 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 # 03.08.08 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn # 03.10.08 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks # 03.11.08 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon # 03.12.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Canadian Blast @ 03.12.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Habana Patio - Upper Class & Paper Bag get SAUCED IN AUSTIN * 03.13.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Day Stage (Austin Convention Center) + 03.13.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Waterloo Records In-Store 03.14.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Hot Freaks! @ Mohawk Patio % 03.15.08 - Denton, TX - Hailey's # 03.17.08 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room # 03.18.08 - San Diego, CA - Casbah # 03.19.08 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo # 03.20.08 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill # 03.21.08 - Portland, OR - Holoscene # 03.22.08 - Seattle, WA - High Dive # 04.01.08 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry # 04.02.08 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle # 04.03.08 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop # 04.04.08 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room # 04.10.08 – Moncton, NB – The Empress $ 04.11.08 – St. Johns, NL – Club One $ 04.12.08 – Charlottetown, PEI – Mack One $ 04.13.08 – Fredericton, NB – The Playhouse $ 04.17.08 - Halifax, NS - The Marquee 04.19.08 – Montreal, QC – Le National $ 04.21.08 – Quebec City, QC - Cabaret Du Capitole $ 04.22.08 – Ottawa, ON – The Bronson Center $ 04.23.08 – Hamilton, ON – Westside Concert Theater $ 04.25.08 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall $ 04.26.08 – London, ON – Venue TBA $ 04.29.08 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick $ 04.30.08 – Regina, SK – The Exchange $ 05.01.08 – Edmonton, AB – McDougal United Church $ 05.03.08 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom $ 05.07.08 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom $ 05.08.08 – Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Hall $ 05.10.08 - Tofino, BC - The Legion $ # with Born Ruffians * with The Russian Futurists, The Cansecos, The Acorn, Woodhands, Laura Barrett @ with Ghislain Poirier, Scratch Bastid, Grand Analog, Megasoid + with Billy Bragg, Murs, White Williams, Cool Kids, The Blow and more % with Crystal Castles, British Sea Power and more $ with Buck 65

Cadence Weapon USA & UK Tour Dates
Here is the latest update of Cadence Weapon tour dates in support of the release of "Afterparty Babies", coming March 3 in Europe and March 4 in North America! CADENCE WEAPON TOUR DATES 02.15.08 - Whistler, BC - Village Square - Countdown to 2010 Olympics 02.20.08 - London, UK - Barden's Boudoir (Drownedinsound.com Presents) 02.22.08 - Dublin, IE - Crawdaddy's % 02.23.08 - Paris, FR - Le Fleche D'or Motogigz Motorolla Night 02.28.08 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse # 02.29.08 - Boston, MA - Middle East # 03.01.08 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall # 03.02.08 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge # 03.04.08 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's # 03.05.08 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar # 03.06.08 - Washington, DC - DC9 # 03.07.08 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 # 03.08.08 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn # 03.10.08 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks # 03.11.08 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon # 03.12.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Upper Class/Paper Bag Showcase @ Habana's Patio * 03.13.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - TBA 03.14.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW - TBA 03.15.08 - Denton, TX - Hailey's # 03.16.08 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room # 03.17.08 - Tucson, AZ - Plush # 03.18.08 - San Diego, CA - Casbah # 03.19.08 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo # 03.20.08 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill # 03.21.08 - Portland, OR - Holoscene # 03.22.08 - Seattle, WA - High Dive # 04.01.08 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry # 04.02.08 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle # 04.03.08 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop # 04.04.08 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room # # with Born Ruffians % with Ebony Bones * with The Russian Futurists, The Cansecos, The Acorn, Woodhands, Laura Barrett Canadian tour news soon!

Cadence Weapon AFTERPARTY BABIES in stores MARCH 4
The new album from Cadence Weapon is coming. "Afterparty Babies" will be released March 3 in Europe by Big Dada and March 4 in Canada by Upper Class and USA by Anti-/Epitaph. The first single "House Music" goes up for sale on fine digital stores such as iTunes February 12. Cadence Weapon hits the road in support of the release of "Afterparty Babies" with fellow Canadian Born Ruffians!

CADENCE WEAPON & BORN RUFFIANS ON TOUR + OLYMPICS SHOW & SXSW:
02.15.08 - Whistler, BC - Countdown to 2010 Olympics w/Maestro Fresh Wes 02.17-02.25.08 - UK/Europe Tour TBA 02.28.08 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse w/Born Ruffians 02.29.08 - Boston, MA - Middle East w/Born Ruffians 03.01.08 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall w/Born Ruffians 03.02.08 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge w/Born Ruffians 03.04.08 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's w/Born Ruffians 03.05.08 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar w/Born Ruffians 03.06.08 - Washington, DC - DC9 w/Born Ruffians 03.07.08 - Carrboro, NC - Local 506 w/Born Ruffians 03.08.08 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn w/Born Ruffians 03.10.08 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks w/Born Ruffians 03.11.08 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon w/Born Ruffians 03.12.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW 03.13.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW 03.14.08 - Austin, TX - SXSW 03.15.08 - Denton, TX - Hailey's w/Born Ruffians 03.16.08 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room w/Born Ruffians 03.17.08 - Tucson, AZ - Plush w/Born Ruffians 03.18.08 - San Diego, CA - Casbah w/Born Ruffians 03.19.08 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo w/Born Ruffians 03.20.08 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill w/Born Ruffians 03.21.08 - Portland, OR - Holoscene w/Born Ruffians 03.22.08 - Seattle, WA - High Dive w/Born Ruffians 04.01.08 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry w/Born Ruffians 04.02.08 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle w/Born Ruffians 04.03.08 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop w/Born Ruffians 04.04.08 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room w/Born Ruffians We will also have Canadian tour and Edmonton and Toronto CD release party news soon!

Tours, Cadence goes UK, XM, Juices!
We've got plenty of news for you, but first we just want to let you know we've posted footage of The CansecosThe Russian Futurists and Cadence Weapon rocking the UC Throwdown in Toronto last month. Major props to Mix Motion Karlen Chang for the visual stimulation on the screens. www.youtube.com/upperclass

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF UC SHOWS COMING UP FAST!
***CADENCE WEAPON LIVE PERFORMANCE at the UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA PARTY IN EDMONTON! September 8, Lister Quad…more details soon

***THE CANSECOS LIVE PERFORMANCE at the DRAKE rocking the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PARTY! September 9, Drake Underground 9pm, w/The Diableros, Kill The Lights, Grassy Knoll & The Magic Bullet & Five Blank Pages.

BREAKING KAYFABE UK/EUROPE SEPTEMBER 24!!!
Upper Class and Cadence Weapon have linked with the almighty Big Dada Recordings across the ocean...Cadence’s debut album BREAKING KAYFABE is hitting stores across the UK and Europe September 24 via Big Dada! For fans in the UK/Europe - stay tuned for some exciting announcements on tour dates in November!

CADENCE WEAPON & FINAL FANTASY
TOURING THE USA TOGETHER! THE “HE POOS WEAPONS TOUR”? This unexpected pairing started when, in 2006, fellow Canadians – Owen Pallett, aka Final Fantasy and Rollie Pemberton, aka Cadence Weapon, were nominated for the inaugural Polaris Music Prize. They then shared the cover of Toronto’s weekly, Eye Magazine, in a fist fight, so, naturally when the two young musicians were approached by Canadian national radio show CBC “Fuse”back in April of this year to share the stage for a six-song collaboration, Owen & Rollie jumped at the chance to work together. Like a successful and deranged vaudeville show, their inverse personalities and polar ways of rocking crowds have brought them together, and so it is… Cadence Weapon and Final Fantasy have decided to co-headline a tour of the United States this fall. Cadence Weapon’s punishing electronic party rap live show will be a stark contrast to the emotional solo violin looping extravaganza that Final Fantasy puts on, making for one of the most interesting co-bills in recent indie history. Both artists will play favourites from their past acclaimed releases “Breaking Kayfabe” and “He Poos Clouds”. Cadence Weapon will be showcasing new material from his highly anticipated sophomore release, “Afterparty Babies” due early next year on Upper Class/EMI/Epitaph/Big Dada.

CADENCE WEAPON & FINAL FANTASY ON TOUR:
10.22.07 - Seattle, WA - Nector Lounge 10.23.07 - Portland, OR - Someday Lounge 10.25.07 - San Francisco, CA - Independent 10.26.07 - Pamona, CA - Glass House 10.28.07 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour 10.29.07 – San Diego, CA – Beauty Bar 10.30.07 - Phoenix, AZ - Modified Arts 11.01.07 - Abilene, TX - Monks 11.02.07 - Denton, TX - Hailey's 11.03.07 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Festival 11.05.07 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree 11.06.07 - Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn 11.07.07 - Charleston, SC - Map Room 11.09.07 - Philadelphia, PA - Church 11.10.07 – Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells 11.11.07 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom 11.12.07 - Boston, MA - Middle East As a special treat, thanks to CBC Radio, we are pleased to offer an exclusive download of Cadence Weapon & Final Fantasy performing Cadence Weapon’s “Sharks” from their “Fuse” performance. Download Cadence Weapon & Final Fantasy “Sharks” ...and stay tuned for special announcements with CADENCE WEAPON for CMJ and POP MONTREAL!!

THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS ARE TOURING CANADA!
It has been a long time since the Ruskie pop-team headed to western Canada, so prepare for serious party pop shit, west coast. And you too Ontario and Quebec, right after they’re done with the west! The Futurists hit the road in support of the recently released “Me, Myself and Rye” collection, but will tease with a few jams from the forthcoming 2008 release by Matthew Hart, aka the singular yet somehow plural Russian Futurist. THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS ON TOUR IN CANADA 22-Oct-07 – Victoria, BC – Logans 23-Oct-07 – Vancouver, BC – Pit Pub (UBC) 25-Oct-07 – Calgary, AB – Broken City 26-Oct-07 – Calgary, AB – That Empty Space (daytime show at University of Calgary) 27-Oct-07 – Edmonton, AB – Velvet Underground  31-Oct-07 - Guelph, ON - Brass Taps Halloween Party (University of Guelph) 22-Nov-07 - Toronto, ON - The Drake Underground 23-Nov-07 - Montreal, QC - Club Lambi 24-Nov-07 - Ottawa, ON - Zaphod's

THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS “LIVE AT THE VERGE”
The Russian Futurists recorded a live in-studio session and interview for XM Satellite Radio's "Live At The Verge" show. YOU CAN TUNE IN SEPTEMBER 12th at 6am and 6pm and SEPTEMBER 16th at 9am and 9pm, XM Satellite, Channel 52.

THE CANSECOS JUICED! AND JUICES!
And finally, if you can't catch them September 9th at The Drake, go to www.thecansecos.com and download the album The Cansecos have made for you - JUICED! You have to have heard this before you hear JUICES! - the new album, coming right before Christmas - stay tuned for lots more info as this story develops.
 
 

"Me, Myself and Rye" in stores and online July 24! Party!
July 24 marks the Canadian release of "Me, Myself and Rye" by The Russian Futurists.  To celebrate this event, The Russian FuturistsThe Drake and Ukula are teaming up to bring you a release party day Saturday July 28th! SATURDAY JULY 28th THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS LIVE! "Me, Myself and Rye" RELEASE PARTY THE DRAKE SKY YARD 1150 QUEEN STREET WEST 3:00PM DOORS...goes 'til 7:00PM with special roof top performance by THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS and Special Guest DJs! SATURDAY JULY 28th THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS RELEASE AFTER PARTY! UKULA STORE 492 COLLEGE STREET DOORS 10PM GUEST DJ: MATTHEW HART of THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS Thanks to everyone who came out to our JULY 7 Throwdown! Props to The Cansecos, The Russian Futurists & Cadence Weapon for holding it down, Rollie P and DJ Weez-L for DJing, and everyone in the crowd for getting mega crunk. It was retarded.  Thank you.  Photos are in the gallery.
 
If you missed Cadence Weapon in Toronto on July 7th, you have another chance!

Cadence Weapon has joined the lineup for WAKESTOCK 2007!

JULY 29th Toronto Islands w/Story Of The Year, Lupe Fiasco, Shad K and more!

And if you weren't at The Pitchfork Music Festival...it went something like this...

Cadence Weapon & Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys)!

Cadence Weapon and Girl Talk!

Cadence Weapon and Prince Paul!!!!!!!!

Cadence & The Klaxons!

And YES, that last shot IS of Cadence Weapon rapping withThe Klaxons!

Thumbs up to all who have been making it out to rock with Cadence on his July tour, that means YOU Guelph, Toronto, Brantford, London, St. Catherines, Ottawa, Chicago, Washington DC and over the next three nights Philly, Baltimore and New York!

Finally that brings us to THE CANSECOS!

As you may have heard from Pitchfork Exclaim! Gorilla Vs Bear or SceneStar, or if you were lucky enough to be at the UC Throwdown in Toronto or Pitchfork Music Festival last weekend to get your hands on it, The Cansecos have released "Juiced!" on their website.

 

The Russian Futurists bring Me, Myself and Rye comes to Canada
Hello from glorious 35c Toronto! Two sizable declarations from Upper Class Recordings... We are throwing a free party in Toronto JULY 7, 2007: Live rock by Cadence Weapon, The Russian Futurists and The Cansecos, FREE, summer, outdoors, and this is the only place you are going to get your hands on an exclusive new CD release by The Cansecos called "JUICED!"...don't be shy, okay? Due to public demand and constant harrassment (thanks!) we are releasing the much-celebrated megahit album by The Russian Futurists "Me, Myself & Rye" in Canada July 24! This album features the hottest jams from the first 3 albums by The Russian Futurists, all digitally re-mastered and in the case of our release - special brand new mixes of "Paul Simon" and "Let's Get Ready To Crumble"! This release is coming in a beautiful package and is the perfect music purchase for both the long-time fan of The Russian Futurists, or a perfect starting point for the first time listener. Incidentally, this album is also excellent for those who prefer digital music - visit iTunes on or after July 24 to get your copy! PRE ORDER NOW IN THE UC STORE! COME TO OUR PARTY JULY 7 AND ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF "ME, MYSELF & RYE"!!
 
 
 
 
 
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS 06.28.07 - Ottawa, ON - Capital Idea! Festival 07.07.07 - Toronto, ON - UC Throwdown @ Harbourfront - Beats, Breaks & Culture Festival CADENCE WEAPON 06.08.07 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room 06.23.07 - Saskatoon, SK - Sasktel Jazz Festival - Amigo's w/DJ Weez-El DJ Set 06.25.07 - Winnipeg, MB - Jazz Winnipeg Festival - w/Grand Analog, DJ Weez-El DJ Set 07.06.07 - Guelph, ON - Club Vinyl 07.07.07 - Toronto, ON - UC Throwdown @ Harbourfront - Beats, Breaks & Culture Festival 07.08.07 - Brantford, ON - The Ford Plant 07.09.07 - St. Catherines, ON - L3 Nightclub 07.10.07 - London, ON - The Alex P Keaton 07.12.07 - Ottawa, ON - Club Heaven 07.15.07 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival 07.18.07 - Washington, DC - Red & Black Room 07.19.07 - Philadelphia, PA - The Khyber 07.20.07 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar - TaxLo Indie Dance Party 07.21.07 - New York, NY - Galapagos w/Muggabears THE CANSECOS 07.07.07 - Toronto, ON - UC Throwdown @ Harbourfront - Beats, Breaks & Culture Festival
 
 
 

April re-visited
Cadence Weapon and Final Fantasy performed together in Ottawa, live, nationally, on CBC RADIO's "FUSE" Show, combining talents and playing 6 songs, some Cadence's, some Fantasy's, and some belonging to other people.  It went down like this:   Rumour is, these 2 talents will be touring North America together this fall!! Check the UC player for a little sample of how it sounded.

Meanwhile, The Russian Futurists played Montreal and Toronto with chums Junior Boys: then headed to a much more tropical location, BRAZIL, to head up Natal's MADA FESTIVAL. Major major props to all the homies in Brazil - Mario, Fabiana, Jomardo, Michel, Rocha and the whole crew at the hotel...and jeers to TAM Airlines for stealing Matt's IPOD.  You're gonna get it TAM.

Finally - check out all the Cadence Weapon love at XLR8R - including TV footage of "SXSW Cribs" with Cadence! Also - much respect to all who helped "Sharks" become #2 most-downloaded MP3 at Insound.com last week! And - Mega Respect to College radio in the USA - Cadence Weapon "Breaking Kayfabe" top 10 on theCMJ Hip Hop Chart!   PEACE

The Russian Futurists & Junior Boys
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS ARE PLAYING TORONTO & MONTREAL
Yes, The Junior Boys and The Russian Futurists team up once again to bring you the RUSSIAN BOYS JUNIOR FUTURIST EXPERIENCE APRIL 6 in Toronto @ Mod Club APRIL 7 in Montreal @ La Sala Rossa

IN STORES NEXT WEEK:  THE SHOUT OUT LOUDS "TONIGHT I HAVE TO LEAVE IT" single with a solid-ass remix by THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS.  Snag that, it's HOT.

Lots of news coming real soon about Cadence Weapon, The Cansecos and The Russian Futurists, including summer shows, new releases, big outdoor UC parties, Brazil...and so much more