January 30, 2019
When music is THIS good, it smashes every borderline, every genre, every pre-conceived idea of what a bluegrass hip-hop fusion might sound like…it blows live audiences away wherever they play!” (Essential Pop)
The Wedgewood Rooms,
147b Albert Road,
Hants, PO4 0JW.
Tickets £15 in advance. £18 on the door (if not sold out).
Doors Open 7.30pm.
Secure online ticket sales: www.wedgewood-rooms.co.uk
Alternatively, physical tickets can be purchased at the Wedgwood Rooms Box Office: OPENING TIMES – Thursday & Friday from 3.30pm until 7.00pm (10.00pm on a show day), 12noon – 6.00pm on Saturdays and when the doors open for a Wedge event. Telephone calls and orders are taken from 12noon – 4.00pm Monday to Friday and 12noon – 6.00pm on Saturdays. Box Office: 02392 863911
“A mixture of bluegrass and hip-hop that might repel some purists on either side of the Country and Rap divide, but will knock the socks off just about everybody else!” (Wall Street Journal)
You can also purchase physical tickets in our usual outlets: in store at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea or Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea, OR our other new outlet Harbour Records, High Street, Emsworth.. You can also send a cheque for the required amount of tickets (made payable to Ken Brown), along with a SAE, to our address (which can be found on the right hand side of this page).
“A daring blend of innovative modern swagger and classic Americana cool, which dares listeners not to come along for the ride!” (Hear Hear Music)
Here at Square Roots, we’re always excited about the amazing artists that we promote – but every now and again there’s one that comes along and completely stops you in your tracks! And in this instance GANGSTAGRASS is one such example.
As soon as we saw and heard the epic “Barn Burning” we knew that we just had to get this amazing band down to Portsmouth and into your lives! Who’d have thought that this hybrid of Bluegrass and Hip-Hop would rock? But it does completely, and then some!
This is going to be a dynamite show and you are going to LOVE IT!
With their third studio album, “Broken Hearts & Stolen Money”, GANGSTAGRASS can be found ripping up stages and blowing minds wherever they appear. Their explosive live performances have garnered a buzz at SXSW, CMJ and on tours across the USA. Now they are coming to Europe (and Portsmouth!) with emcees R-Son and Dolio!
“There are a lot more people out there with Jay-Z and Johnny Cash on their i-pod playlists than you think”, says Rench, mastermind behind the genre breaking sensation GANGSTAGRASS.
When FX Network came to Reach looking for the GANGSTAGRASS sound for the theme song to their new series “Justified”, he had bluegrass players lay down an original track with rapper T.O.N.E-z, the result was “Long Hard Times To Come”, the song that opens every episode of the series, now in its fourth season.
“Gangstagrass’ eclectic mix of low-down to down-low beats. destroys other genres in their path!” (Magnet Magazine)
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