25 May 2019 9:00 pm

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This Aint Hollywood

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This Ain't Hollywood
10PM / $10
Lee Reed
Ceschi Ramos
Factor Chandelier
Kay The Aquanaut
w/ !Kryme Won
& friends

Hamilton HipHop Loudmouth LEE REED is embarking on his first ever Euro/UK tour.. taking his rantHop roadshow ‘cross the Atlantic.. to spread radical politics over beats, and yell at people while they drink beer // join us SAT MAY 25, at THIS AINT HOLLYWOOD, just days before he leaves.. to raise some fists and funds, so he can buy lots of weird cheese and train tickets. We will have “Before & Aftermath” vinyl on sale // PLUS.. we are over-the-fucking-moon-level excited to present this stellar supporting line-up: Reed’s longtime tour comrade, RHYMETHiNK collective member, Saskatoon’s iLLest, KAY THE AQUANAUT ++ the homies CESCHI & FACTOR CHANDELIER //

For those that dunno.. New Haven Connecticut phenom CESCHI is a globe-trotting, alt-rap demi-god; founder of one of indie HipHop’s most successful labels (Fake Four Inc); and one of the most engaging and interesting live performers on the planet // his long-time collaborator, Saskatoon OG, FACTOR CHANDELIER is one of Canada’s most prolific producers, having worked with a serious who’s-who of underground giants (incl. Awol One, Open Mike Eagle, Myka 9, Ceschi, Sole, Aesop Rock, Buck65, Gregory Pepper, Astronautalis, Merkules, Xzibit, Kool Keith, Kay the Aquanaut & more) // together Ceschi and Factor Chandelier are touring in promotion of their new album.. “Sad, Fat Luck” (Fake Four Inc).. a bona fide masterpiece.. “part eulogy to many lost friends, part breakup album, part US-born-Latino analysis of Trump's America, and part ode to aging” // Reed played a 4-date weekend of shows with Ceschi in 2018, and fell in love with his performances and inventive songwriting // Ceschi, Factor Chandelier and the Aquanaut go way back.. it promises to be an evening of good pal and good musics // This is one for the books. If you keep books full of super cool shit // Get up and get down with us please. We need them cheese dollars.


CESCHI RAMOS is a rapper and singer from Connecticut who has been hopping genres and spilling guts for the better part of two decades. He has been seen outside venues at 3am in Germany playing an acoustic guitar and singing to people that didn’t want the show to end. He has written poems to fans from behind bars whilst locked up on bogus marijuana charges. He has suffered a spiral fracture of the humerus while arm wrestling a marine in Hawaii. He has recorded with and toured alongside some of independent rap music’s most influential figures, including Sage Francis, Busdriver and Astronautalis. He has been in bands described as hardcore, crunk rap, lo-fi synth pop, Latin progressive and psych-jazz-rap. He has crafted abstracted and personal narratives mining the depths of depression and heights of hope. He has slept on countless floors when hotels weren’t in the touring budget and lost girlfriends and jobs all for the love of creating and performing.

An engaging, theatrical live performer, Ceschi Ramos has treated entire venues like a stage, viewing the middle of the audience or an empty barstool as good a place as any to perform a soul-baring folk song or tongue-twisting rap track. Ceschi once described himself in song as “a martyr at most… a failure at least” and said that, “In the eyes of history I’ll be no more than a leaf on a tree.” He knows what it is to suffer for his art and is aware that music exploring the ugliness and sorrow of the human condition will always exist on the fringes of a game dominated by disposable escapism and expensive publicists. Yet he still pours everything he has into his craft, and on any given night you can find him tracking vocals at his cousin’s New Haven studio, warmly greeting fans and friends at a dive bar merch booth or rapping double-time in Japan or Europe for audiences that often don’t speak his language, but are able to see the giant heart at the core of it all //


FACTOR CHANDELIER // starting out as a DJ in 1998, Factor Chandelier has evolved into one of Western Canada’s busiest producers. He is continuously working and touring with high caliber Canadian and American artists including: Awol One, Open Mike Eagle, Moka Only, Myka 9, Ceschi, Sole, Aesop Rock, Buck65, Gregory Pepper, Astronautalis, Sunspot Jonz, Evil Ebenezer, Merkules, Xzibit, Kool Keith, Def 3, Kay the Aquanaut and the Side Road Crew. He is known for continuously dropping top-notch product out of Saskatoon since the late ‘90s. He is the founder, owner and operator of Side Road Records (2001), releasing over 30 professional albums between Side Road & Fake Four inc. Factor's music has garnered international distribution and he has received positive critical acclaim by way of magazine and website reviews as well as receiving radio play on college/community radio all over Canada, the US and Japan. His collaborative album "Wildlif3" with Def 3 won the WCMA for best hip hop recording in 2015.

Factor Chandelier's production combines smooth melodic soundscapes and live instruments over immaculate drums put together seemingly effortlessly to create a distinct sound of his own and it's for this reason he's consistently banging out one-of-a-kind beats as one of underground music’s favorite new school producers. Factor is always trying to create original, thought-provoking music that pushes the envelope of traditional hip-hop and has drawn significant attention to this Canadian artist. Hailing from the prairies, this Saskatoon, SK born and raised musician continues to make waves with his innovative sound //


KAY THE AQUANAUT // Avant-guardian of Kanadian HipHop // Saskatoon OG // 20+ years in the game // 19 recordings, incl. releases on Fake Four, Hello L.A., Side Road Records, Circle Into Square // a globe-trotting tour beast, hitting the map in North America, Europe and Asia // a rap auteur, blending expert ill bars, punk rock calls and folk song melody // //


LEE REED // Kanadian hiphop’s oldest and grumpiest radical left loudmouth // Hamilton OG // 20+ yeas in the game // 9 recordings incl. releases on Strange Famous (SFDigi) and G7 Welcoming Committee // anarchist, community organizer; pushing anti-capitalist and anti-oppressive politics with beats & a mic // //

Venue Location

This Aint Hollywood

345 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 1B2, Canada

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