Archived: mewithoutYou w/ Small Parks and Jahshua Smith & the Race Card
Tickets available online (here) and at the door
The Loft / 414 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48933 / Alcohol offered
Alternative, Experimental, Hip-Hop, Indie, Rap, Rock
Whimsically morbid as an Edward Gorey alphabet, simultaneously self-abnegating and -aggrandizing, defying simplistic musical or intellectual categorization, mewithoutYou’s new collection of songs is the fabulously vivid outgrowth of an ongoing religious and irreverent eclecticism, a ‘decade-plus narcissistic scramble for artistic affirmation’ (their words), and the even longer-running and peculiar friendship of four not-so-young gentlemen from nowhere in particular, apparently at the height of their mutual affection.
Small Parks Bio
Jahshua Smith & the Race Card Bio
Jahshua Smith’s wardrobe tells as much of a story as his music. Despite rocking the latest designer streetwear, he rarely leaves home without his wristband that sports the Pan-African flag. Smith’s conscious, sociopolitical lyrics about his experiences in Detroit hit just as hard as his fly, cocksure rhymes—and that balance has a platinum-selling producer, some of Michigan’s most respected rap names, and a league of blogs and fans behind him.