Beans NZ Shows In OctoberWednesday 22nd July, 2009 12:00PM
Beans (aka Mr Ballbeam)- MC, worldwide maverick and global raconteur, is set to shake minds, asses and possibly tectonic plates in NZ this October.
A restless shifter, finder and pusher of boundaries- artistically, lyrically, sonically, Beans has been creating and perfecting his own style for over a decade, solo and as one quarter of seminal (and recently reunited) New York hip hop group The Antipop Consortium. Ever relevant, Beans teeters on the edge of the hip hop avantgarde, leading the charge against mediocrity wherever it exists. Inquiring impulses and relentless questing lead him to find others also seeking, collaborating and touring with kindred spirits as varied as they are amazing - Holy Fu*k, Battles, Radiohead, DJ Shadow and Public Enemy to name but a few in a long list.
His latest album, Thorns (2007) twitches, glitches and snaps with beats that run the spectrum from minimal growl to tongue in cheek cheesy, sweetly sleazy, while his words are angular and confessional, going for the jugular of reality- politics, sex, death, love, music. The stuff that matters, that moves.
Prepare yourself to be moved, and in a pioneering spirit venture forth to listen, watch, shuffle, nod with arms folded, and maybe, just maybe even dance to Beans - live this October.
Sunday 25th October - Wellington - SFBH
Monday 26th October - Auckland - Zen
Tickets are only $25 and available from Real Groovy (Auckland), Slow Boat (Wellington) and online through www.undertheradar.co.nz
Sun 25th Oct, The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
Mon 26th Oct, Zen, Auckland