From Force Field
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Anticon's Third Annual 10 Year Anniversary
NYC 12/18 @ The Knitting Factory
A one-night only event of timeless proportions featuring:
Themselves (doseone, Jel), Yoni Wolf of WHY?, Sole, Alias, Buck 65, Odd Nosdam,
pedestrian + special guests!
Much can happen in a decade. Political upheaval, collapse of the free world, a decade of debt, eco-socio warfare, wack emcees bite and blow-up, and the planet might finally understand Anticon. What a run it's been!
The Knitting Factory, a space heralded for pioneering the avant-garde in all its evolutions, faces its fate. Closing doors to make way for overpriced Tribeca condos and Jamba Juice by the gallon. To celebrate in reverence to both - what better a group of artists to represent that ethos than that original brass of Anticon? A worldly collection of artists, unafraid of their constant critical evaluation, remained steadfast and wry in the face of convention and contemporaries.
For one night on one stage, the constituents assemble, performing a stack of mini-sets merged into what can only be approached as a medley - where fans can only expect the unexpected.
For the first time in over 4 years, we find the this inceptive incarnation re-form with the newly refreshed Themselves duo of doseone and Jel (known more recently for their cryptically trailblazing 6-piece Subtle), Yoni Wolf by his lonesome for the first time in a long one, label-originators Sole & pedestrian, now-Maine re-transplant Alias with the beats and the raps, Canadian-connection Buck 65 returns to the fold, 1/3 cLOUDEAD soloist, Odd Nosdam hits the buttons (aside Jel) live, plus who knows who else. In a monumental encounter that may very well never happen again.
The time is up. The bill is due. Anticon is here.
10 years later.