September: Roll Out

The month of September is upon us and it looks like it may be a fruitful month for concert goers regardless of the impending hurricanes.

Starting with a bit of California love from one of the XXL freshman class of 2015, the very graphic and lyrical in combination the laidback delivery of Vince Staples. Staples, high on the list of young lyricists designated to influence the sound of hip-hop over the next couple of years, is joined by west coast alumni and superb lyricist Earl Sweatshirt. The Florida portion of the “Ready to Leave Now” Tour will stop in The Orpheum on the 1st of September with more shows scheduled in Orlando on the 3rd of September and Miami on the 2nd of September providing a real rappers delight for hip-hop heads.

Staying in tune with our dose off the west coast, we get a visit from one of the best bands from the west, Best Coast of course. Fans are perpetually singing their songs and even more fans have raved about hearing lead vocalist Bethany Cosentino live.

A sensation rarely experienced on this coast but well worth the drive to Grand Central in Miami on September 10 or The Social Orlando on September 11 for a glimpse of the West at its finest. This is one of Best Coast few and brief stops in our lovely state and I really suggest going to see them perform songs from their album California Nights.

I remember discovering The Fall of Troy early in summer of 2010. By time the first track was done, so was the damage. I had fallen in love with this band that, only a few months prior announced that they plan to disband. Mournfully, I accepted what I could not change and looked ahead to the future. I was excited two years ago to learn the band reformed. But now, five years since my introduction into the technical chaos and unorthodox style that is The Fall of Troy. I (as well as you) have the opportunity to see them preform live in Ybor at The Orpheum on the 11th of September as well as in Orlando at The Social on the 10th September for those UCF Students that can appreciate technicality in an age of simplicity.

The line up for Fool’s Gold Day Off Festival is heavy with talented musical minds on the forefront of hip-hop as music but as a culture. Feature Acts included Vic Mensa, Laid back Luke, Rome Fortune, and Carol City owns Denzel Curry. Of course Fool’s Gold Day Off Fest wouldn’t be set without spins from Fool’s Gold Records Flosstradamus and A-Trak. The Miami Portion of the Traveling “party of the year” takes place Sunday September 13th at Mana Wynwood and A-Trak says “We’ve watched it grow, step by step, with pride. I can’t wait to pull some more surprises this year!”

I can’t think of a better way to end a west coast filled month than with a performance from one of California’s own specializing in keeping the west coast sound vibrant. The Neighbourhood or The NBHD starts the Florida section of their tour at Jannus Live on the 21st of September, The Filmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on the 22nd of September, and their final show will be at The House of Blues Orlando on the 23rd September.

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