The Durham Beat Turns One!

The Durham Beat Turns One!

Jooselord, Jovi Mosconi, Konvo, Bangzz, Real Dad, Azul Zapata

Fri, April 19, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC

$7.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

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The Durham Beat Turns One!
The Durham Beat Turns One!
Durham Beat, that Gonzo rag you've been reading lately, turns one year old on April 20th of this year. No, it's not a ploy. Our actual business formation date is 4/20. We're just lucky like that. To celebrate our first birthday, The Editor has decided to put on a local music showcase featuring a wide range of musical styles from the local scene. She deliberately designed a lineup that gets progressively louder and more raucous as the night goes on. Featuring Azul Zapata, Real Dad, BANGZZ, JooseLord Magnus, and The Muslims, with visuals by Cool Boy 36, this show is the place to be on 4/20 weekend. Come on out and get Gonzo with us as we celebrate our first year of life.
Jooselord
Jooselord
An artist with hip-hop beginnings established in the war zones of North Carolina battle rap has the ultimate advantage when it comes to knowing how to defeat their competition; Jooselord Magnus is a prime example. Durham was first introduced to Joose as the young battle rapper whose punchlines were so clever, but so vicious it would make you feel bad for his opponent for even attempting to win. While winning various battles, like his recent farewell battle victory against DMT, Jooselord has built his foundation in North Carolina hip-hop, and is ascending now as one the top hip-hop rookies in the Carolina rap game. Successfully hosting his “Old Fashioned Un-American Barn Burner” two-day concert event last winter and being nominated for Carolina Music Awards “Best New Artist” of 2017 are just a few of Jooselord’s achievements since he debuted as a performer just one year ago.
Konvo
Konvo
Antonio moved from New Jersey to North Carolina at the age of sixteen. Both places were filled with struggle. Konvo the Mutant (usually referred to as Konvo) as an artist has conceptual music. His lyrics are clever and hard hitting. He calls himself the Mutant because he wants people to be able to improve their lives over time, and that's typically what his music focuses around
Bangzz
Bangzz
"Local hellraisers Bangzz (integrate) lo-fi and appropriately confrontational femme-punk weds a Stooges stomp to five-alarm-blaze yelps." - Indyweek
Real Dad
Real Dad
"Dark", "Dusky", "Danceable", "Disorienting", "Dystopian", "Durham", "Dad" - IndyWeek


After the breakup of The Charming Youngsters, Nolan Smock started Real Dad as a disassociated Twitter account and instrumental music for a movie that didn't exist. It was a chance to get away from the rock band process built over the last ten years, to re-focus on the electronic roots of earlier home-recordings and -- because a small apartment means the "studio" is just a desk in the living room -- play with new sounds while their partner re-watched the entire series of 'Buffy: The Vampire Slayer'.

After months of rehearsals and a handful of shows in 2016, including performances and residences at The Carrack and Arcana in Durham, NC, Real Dad eventually transformed from horror scores to warped pop music inspired by equal parts Batman Forever and Twin Peaks soundtracks, Scott Walker and Sia. Real Dad performed frequently over the next two years, usually with violin accompaniment from Erica Schinasi, including sold out shows with TV Girl and The Love Language, WKNC's Fridays on the Lawn, Dave Rodriguez's (Merge Records / Bull City Records) DIY show series 'Why Wait', a musical guest on Mettlesome Comedy's improv show The Golden Age, and featured Hopscotch day party, Spazzscotch.

In 2018, Real Dad, currently a solo act, continues to perform and records and releases singles regularly. These digital releases range from self-recorded tracks to collaborations with Durham producers and musicians including Brian Haran (Ama Divers, Filthybird), James Phillips (Bombadil), PlayPlay, Treee City, CALAPSE, Big Spider's Back.
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701
http://thepinhook.com/