J.I.D.

Thursday, January 31st

Destin Choice Route was born October 31, 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia. The youngest of seven children, he adopted the moniker J.I.D from his grandmother’s nickname for him based on his “jittery” behavior. Route grew up listening to Sly and the Family Stone and Earth, Wind & Fire before shifting to the 1990s New York hip-hop scene and rappers such as Jay-Z, Nas and Mobb Deep. In high school, he played football as a defensive back, and also ran track. J.I.D eventually moved in with Doctur Dot and Johnny Venus from EarthGang who he met from his time in Virginia.

He is part of the musical collective Spillage Village, founded by EarthGang in 2010, with Hollywood JB, JordxnBryant, and 6LACK, among others.[ He is also signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records, where he began gaining recognition after releasing several independent projects such as Route of Evil (2012) and Para Tu (2013).

His debut album, The Never Story, was released on March 10, 2017 to critical acclaim and included the single “NEVER”. He released his second album DiCaprio 2 on November 26, 2018 to positive reviews and critical acclaim. via artist wiki

191 | 191 Toole | 7pm

Kris Kristofferson

Thursday, January 24th

Actor, activist and singer-songwriter. He wrote and recorded the songs “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”. Kristofferson composed his own songs and collaborated with Nashville songwriters such as Shel Silverstein.[1] In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup The Highwaymen, and formed a key creative force in the Outlaw country music movement that eschewed the Nashville music machine in favor of independent songwriting and producing. In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He is also known for his starring roles in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Heaven’s Gate, Blade and A Star Is Born, the latter of which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. via artist wiki

Fox Theatre | 17 W Congress | 730pm

Flor de Tolache

Tuesday, January 22nd

2017 Latin Grammy winners, and New York City’s first all women mariachi. Flor de Toloache continue to win the hearts of music fans both mainstream and traditional mariachi fans alike through their distinct vision and enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. The band’s diverse ethnicities and musical backgrounds are transcending culture and gender by forging new paths for mariachi music. Like the legendary Toloache flower used in Mexico today as a love potion, the ladies of Flor de Toloache cast a spell over their audiences with soaring vocals and physical elegance. via band fb

191 | 191 E Toole | 8pm

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