*Tour Postponed*: GZA and Fishbone, Truth and Swords Tour
with Beau Young Prince
DOORS: 7:00 PM
STARTS: 8:00 PM
Live on the Indoor StageGenre: Hip Hop
Age Limit: Must be 18 or Older
Free Parking; No Refunds
GZA and Fishbone’s “Truth & Swords Tour”, including the date at Salvage Station on Thursday, November 9, has been postponed. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for a new date, and refunds will be available at the point of purchase, if you cannot make the rescheduled date. More information will be emailed to ticket holders directly as soon as it’s available.
Listen to GZA and The Phunky Nomads:
GZA/The Genius is a founding member of the seminal hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan. GZA
boasted some high-profile appearances on the group’s debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),
including one of only two solo tracks, “Clan in da Front.”
GZA’s 1995 solo effort, Liquid Swords, produced entirely by RZA, met with critical and commercial
acclaim, and is largely considered one of the best albums to come out of the Wu-Tang camp. In 1998, the
album was selected as one of The Source Magazine’s 100 Best Rap Albums of all time. Steve Huey of
Allmusic called him “one of the best lyricists of the 1990s,” while the editors of About.com ranked him 17 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007), making him the highest-ranking Wu-Tang Clan member on the list.
GZA’s subsequent solo projects were all received to great critical acclaim: Beneath the Surface (1999);
Legend of the Liquid Sword (2002); Grandmasters (2005) with DJ Muggs (the producer for hip-hop
group Cypress Hill) which saw GZA using chess as a metaphor for the rap game; and finally, Pro Tools
(2008) featured production from past collaborators RZA, Mathematics, and True Master..
GZA made an appearance with RZA in Jim Jarmusch’s film Coffee & Cigarettes, opposite Bill Murray. The
two also appeared on the Chappelle Show’s in the now legendary skits “Wu Tang Financial” and “Racial
GZA has been working on a Wu Tang documentary for the better part of the last decade, which will
prove to be the ultimate statement about the super group. He also has TV shows and graphic novel
ideas in development.
GZA has recently lectured at Harvard, Oxford, USC, MIT, NYU and Cornell. While at MIT he also visited
with marine biologists, geneticists, and quantum physicists to seek inspiration for his forthcoming
GZA’s next album entitled DARK MATTER will be released on BabyGrande in 2012. The project is a
natural extension of his longtime fascination with the cosmos and further inspired by his recent meetings
with quantum physicists at MIT and in London. “I will take a quantum leap and discuss the universe while
taking us on a journey through deep space. Traveling at lightspeed from the galactic center of one galaxy
to the farthest corners of another. I hope my listeners will enjoy this cosmic adventure within a world of
colossal planets, gas giants, meteorites, comets, and asteroids in the most extreme conditions.”
Listen to Fishbone:
Legendary in the history of American Ska, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock, FISHBONE started their twenty five-year professional career in Los Angeles burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, The Dead Kennedys and many more. Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary with Fishbone brethren’s frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history. Moore himself is renowned as one of the very best live showmen; Gwen Stefani of platinum-selling Ska/Pop band No Doubt cites Moore as her idol. Composing, creating, recording, releasing and performing original music for over two decades now Fishbone and their music has been featured in numerous films, commercials, and TV programs. Their catalogue has sold over 750,000 records worldwide, solidifying their rock n’ roll legacy as one of the most influential alternative rock bands in music history.
Listen to Beau Young Prince:
Day of show information:
PARKING: DO NOT park along the railroad tracks, bike lanes, or at other businesses along Riverside Drive! YOU WILL BE TOWED! FREE ON-SITE parking is available for this event.
AGE LIMIT: 18+ only (no exceptions!)
REQUIRED: Shirts + shoes are required at all times while on property (this used to be a salvage yard and can be very dangerous for bare feet).
FOOD/BEVERAGE: We will have Root Down Kitchen open with options for everyone, so come hungry! Please, no outside food, drinks are allowed into the venue. Multiple full bars will be open with an incredible selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. EMPTY water bottles are allowed in an effort to cut down on waste. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle and LEAVE NO TRACE (aka- put your used items in the proper bins when done).
BAG POLICY: ALL guests are subject to being searched prior to entry. No large bags or backpacks allowed into the venue. For fastest entry, bring a small, clear bag for your personal belongings.
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE VENUE:
-No Pets or Animals
-No camping chairs or blankets
-No firearms, knives, weapons, pepper spray, fireworks, or projectiles of any kind
-No drugs, drug paraphernalia, or illegal substances of any kind
-No personal video cameras, Go-Pros, drones, or lasers
-No professional audio, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms, or commercial use rigs) without proper credentials
-No tents or easy-ups
-No frisbees, hula hoops, or balls
Check out our FAQ page here to learn more.