A master at the art of mixing, Robbie Dude takes you on a journey through musical time and space in which genre has no reign. From old school hip-hop mash-ups with new age soul beats, to classic rock hits underlined with bass heavy bangers, Robbie Dude has the vibes to get the party started and take it all the way to the break of dawn. Having shared the stage the likes of Minnesota, ill. Gates, The Floozies, Eliot Lipp, Exmag, Manic Focus, Vibestreet, Thriftworks, Daily Bread, Robotic Pirate Monkey, Terravita, Prophet Massive, Marvel Years and performing at CounterPoint 2015, his body of work seems to speak for itself.
Each time I get behind my computer and controllers, I want to convey a piece of myself. Whether it’s the struggles I’ve been going through that week; the different ideals and morals that make up what I believe in as a human living in these crazy illuminated times we call the present; or just tunes that take me back to times when life wasn’t so chaotic, each Robbie Dude experience should be something that comes from the heart and has depth that should touch some part of you.
On the Spot Improv, a UGA student comedy troupe, will be performing a FREE show on Thursday, February 22nd, in Downtown Athens! Bring all your friends, buy yourself a drink from the bar, and enjoy some high quality entertainment!
On the Spot has been described as “an improv troupe” by many notable figures, and some even went as far as saying that “they’re funny, I guess” in passing. With all the effort we can muster, we will make you laugh — guaranteed! Or your money back! (Which will be no money because it’s free)
Imagine, if you will, a life where we all stopped striving for perfection and embraced the beauty of our imperfect, sometimes glorious, oftentimes mediocre lives. Everybody has something about which they are passionate or at which they are expert. We often feel like there is no meaningful forum to share these seemingly mundane details of our lives. MEH Talks mission is to provide that forum in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Our ladies will choose their own topics and talk about their skills, knowledge,or wisdom acquired throughout their years of living their unique and individual lives. Each month will be as unique as the gifts, talents, and passions of the women who offer themselves as speakers.
1) Michelle Sherill VanDellen
Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Georgia: No Tent Needed
2) Ashley Villareal
Choosing a preschool in Georgia
3) Elisabeth Mazza
Water concerns for our future generations: one moms discovery and interest.
This event is open to all genders. Presenters will be those who self-identify as women. Well-behaved husbands, partners and kids are welcome. Please feel free to bring children and babies, it’s okay to take them out if they are unhappy being still and quiet. There is a PA outside so you can still hear. Dogs on leashes are welcome in the courtyard. A full cash bar, plenty of seating and a supportive, encouraging audience will be provided.
Tickets/entry fee will be $7, 10% of Profits will be Donated to The Cottage
Details to come!
Released on Mello Music Group, Resolution is one of those timeless records. The first full-length from Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) in a dozen years reflects the struggles and near-death sagas that struck Mr. Lif and Akrobatik. During that span, Lif miraculously survived his tour bus plummeting over a cliff and bursting into flames. Akrobatik weathered a sudden aortic rupture and emergency open-heart surgery. The impact of those experiences forced the former Def Jux duo to contemplate fate, luck, and their own place within a world spinning out of control.
But their ability to survive has allowed them to thrive. They’ve harnessed a radiant hard-won optimism that refuses to flinch from the evils of existence. From the album’s first track, “Early Mourning,” Akrobatik asserts that courage comes from within, but reflects on the millions of young black men sent to premature graves. He considers whether gang affiliation is inherent in their souls, or more likely, whether things would be different if these neighborhoods were well lit and effectively policed.
If turmoil and inequity currently wrack the globe at record levels, Lif’s verses seem more prophetic than ever. His verses offer searing indictments of corporate and political corruption: corporations oppressing local farms, governmental duplicity in dealing with big pharmaceutical companies, and the crooked brutality of cops who get away with shooting unarmed black men.
On “Hose Down,” the pair brilliantly intersperse news reports from the MLK-led Birmingham protests of 1963 with the internecine problems of the present—where a traffic stop can still lead to a funeral. It’s as poignant of a polemic as you’ll find, but blended with a danceable Caribbean lilt.
With the Perceptionists, the personal is political and vice-versa. Akrobatik rhymes about his “desire to breathe in the sun before my skin dries out” but still refuses to be “the coward in a pretend hide out.” On “Lemme Find Out,” they kick ingeniously sinister dystopian horror raps about our grotesque addiction to technology. There are love songs over beats that sound like they could’ve been on Madvillainy, stories of cypher demolitions of would-be challengers, and dirty ass rhymes over dirty ass drums—as The Perceptionists sagely insist, that’s all the world really wants.
It’s music from deep in the trenches, songs that confront the blitzkrieg of bad news but offer light at the end of the bombardment. If you listen closely, you can intuit a profound story of friendship and camaraderie between Lif and Akrobatik—lifelong friends trading bars with the chemistry of Tip and Phife, Andre and Big Boi, Erick and Parrish. They’re mortal men who made mistakes, gained experience, and obtained wisdom. This is Resolution.