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March 4, 2021
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Fri. 03/04: Music at The Rock Shop

By Alexandra Glorioso
Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Fri., Mar. 4, 8 p.m.: After gaining some renown in local circles in Jacksonville and competing at Scribble Jam, Astronautalis self-released his debut album, You and Yer Good Ideas, in 2003. He signed with Fighting Records and the record was re-released on July 12, 2005, followed by his second album, The Mighty Ocean and Nine Dark Theaters, in 2006. In 2008, reports of a new album emerged, and his third album, Pomegranate, was released in September of that year.

He has been described as, “If Beck were a decade or so younger and had grown up more heavily immersed in hip-hop,” with his rapping style noted for “blending styles of indie rock, electro, and talkin’ blues” with hip-hop, although his second album showed a turn towards a style close to shoegazer rock.

In winter 2009, he toured with the Canadian indie rock/indie pop/New Wave band Tegan and Sara through Europe, and supported again through spring 2010 in Australia.

Sims found solace in rap and R&B music, nurturing a love for mainstream hits as well as then-underground artists such as the Wu-Tang Clan. His parents didn’t approve of his new love, however, so he built a secret stash of cassette mixtapes that he traded to kids at school. He soon found a gift for rhyme and begin channeling his aggression into feisty, kinetic wordplay. –

Wahoo Skiffle Crazies are known as Long Island’s best and only Jug Band –

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The Rock Shop

249 4th Ave




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