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Cadence Weapon just returned from 4 ON FIRE SXSW shows where he previewed the new album live. See him tear it up with Saul Williams and Spoek Mathambo this Friday night at Canadian Music Fest…

Jagermeister Union Events Presents:
Saul Williams w/ Spoek Mathambo, Cadence Weapon
The Great Hall
Friday March 23, 2012 @ 9:00PM
1087 Queen Street West
19+ All Canadian Music Fest wristbands accepted

Check out NOW Magazine’s show preview here


March 23, 2012

If you haven’t checked out this pop gem… come to the Blackburn Radio Showcase tonight at the Drake Hotel!

Currently recording their debut album, Christien Summers have shared the stage with Nightbox, the Balconies, Memoryhouse and Meligrove Band to rave reviews!

“Christien Summers fuse prime ’70s dance beats with electronic sounds, striking an excellent balance between vintage sounds and modern sensibility” chartattack

Blackburn Radio Showcase:
Christien Summers (8PM), Royal Canoe, These Electric Lives, Aerials Up
Drake Hotel Underground
Thursday March 22, 2012 @ 8PM
1150 Queen St West
19+ All Canadian Music Fest wristbands accepted
More Info

Download Christien Summers ‘Cloud One’ mixtape here: www.christiensummers.com


March 22, 2012

Another SXSW flashes by! Tough to keep in touch in real time… so for those who weren’t with us in Austin, here’s the rundown!

Shout out’s to CBC Radio 3MSN CanadaMTVAUX TVM for MontrealBrooklyn VeganI Guess I’m FloatingRed Eyethe Hood InternetDoldrumsGrimesArbutus Records4ADPop MontrealThe Fader FortBeats by DreConverse, and all our new homies for kicking it with us

Cadence kicks off the festival at the inaugural ESCAPES PARTY at Club 1808.
Check MSN.ca soon for Cadence Weapon interview with Matt Schichter and live footage from this hype performance

Cadence Weapon performing at M for Montreal/Bumbershoot Showcase at the Spill
Pop Matters show review.  .

Cadence Weapon broadcasting live on CBC Radio 3 from the Canada House balcony
View more photos here.

Cadence Weapon commands the crowd from his chair!
At the “I Guess I’m Floating”/Ultra8521/Small Plates Party
Check out his interview with AUX TV just prior to the show

Cadence Weapon takes over after DJ CO-OP jumps the railing into the swimming pool, abandoning the decks.

Cadence Weapon gets interviewed by the lovely Karen Civil from Beats by Dre at The Fader Fort
Special thanks to The FaderBeats by Dre, and Converse for your hospitality!

Closing SXSW with a major blowout; literally…as Main Attracktionz blows the house speakers before Cadence Weapon takes the stage at Brooklyn Vegan’s Hip Hop party that included stellar performances by Fat Tony and Rittz

Cadence performs new track ‘Get On Down’ (produced by Doldrums)
from his forthcoming album ‘Hope in Dirt City’ with Doldrums Saturday Night at the Spill

2012 SXSW that’s a wrap!

March 21, 2012

Cadence Weapon continues to firmly establish his legacy as a sonic pioneer while constantly pushing the rap and electronic music envelope. Following his critically acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize nominated albums Breaking Kayfabe and Afterparty Babies and a two-year term as Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, he returns with his new album “Hope In Dirt City” this Spring. A clearly defined and emotionally mature statement of intent, “Hope In Dirt City” represents the culmination of these experiences. Composed of a unique hybrid of psychedelic soul, old school rap, IDM and mutant disco, “Hope In Dirt City” is a ground-breaking achievement in hip-hop. Cadence Weapon has returned to bring rap back to its essence

Stream or Download new track ’88 (prod. Grimes) here

“Erstwhile poet laureate and current purveyor of the shortest, most balling-est homage to hip-hop we’ve heard this year” RCRD LBL


“Cadence Weapon has always sought to be ahead of the game, making prominent use of electronic producers at a time when hip hop seems largely caught in a form of aesthetic stasis.” CLASH MUSIC

Stream or Download ‘Loft Party’ here
“f**king hot stuff! glad to see you’ve stayed to your own original style after all these years” Fan on Soundcloud
“Any other rappers out there using “prorogue”? Another gem” Montreal Gazette

Check out RCRD LBL playlist here

Follow @cadenceweapon on Twitter for SXSW secret after party details, new music and dates

Cadence Weapon returns to Canada to tear it up with Saul Williams and Spoek Mathambo. Turning into one of the hypest shows at Canadian Music Fest…. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment later.

Jagermeister + Union Events Present:
Saul Williams w/ Spoek Mathambo, Cadence Weapon
The Great Hall
Friday March 23, 2012 @ 9:00PM
1087 Queen Street West
19+ All Canadian Music Fest wristbands accepted

CADENCE WEAPON LIVE (watch for more dates):
March 14 | Austin, TX | CLUB 1808 | Escapes Party – SXSW
March 14 | Austin, TX | The Spill | M for Montreal Showcase – SXSW
March 15 | Austin, TX | Lovejoys | IGIF, Ultra8201, Small Plates Party – SXSW
March 17 | Austin, TX | Hotel Vegas | Brooklyn Vegan Party – SXSW
March 23 | Toronto, ON | The Great Hall | Canadian Music Fest w/ Saul Williams & Spoek Mathambo
April 11 | Guelph, ON | Kazoo Fest
April 21 | St John’s, NL | Lawnya Vawnya

March 11, 2012