Armand Hammer

Tue Sep 21 2021

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The Independent

628 Divisadero St San Francisco, CA 94117

$20.00

Ages 21+

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Armand Hammer

  • Armand Hammer

    Armand Hammer

    Hip-Hop/Rap

    " Armand Hammer raps from another dimension, it's on us to catch up " - NPR

    " The rappers are superb foils for one another " - Pitchfork  

    Haram is a mercurial collaboration between incendiary rap duo Armand Hammer, and living legend The Alchemist. For the first time ELUCID and billy woods have crafted an album with a single producer and the result is extraordinary. With their unmatched penchant for stirring imagery and incisive storytelling, the two rappers dive into an ocean of Alchemist’s creation: warmly inviting on the surface, black and bonecrushingly cold at depth. Haram is a collection of the profane and the pure; a reminder that that which is forbidden is also sacrosanct.

    The artists are joined by their friends and fellow travelers on this journey. KAYANA’s golden voice upps the wattage on “Black Sunlight,” while Fielded’s sultry alto gets chopped and screwed on “Aubergine”. Earl Sweatshirt makes a sun-soaked appearance, while Curly Castro and Amani mix like ice and salt on Brooklyn sidewalks and Quelle Chris, as always, finds a pocket all his own. Still, there is a natural rapport that belies the New York-to-Los Angeles-and-back nature of the project, allowing Haram to be more than the sum of its parts, however impressive those parts may be. This isn’t just the genre’s most insistent contemporary voices paired with arguably its best producer. This is when you buy a beautiful house only to discover, hidden behind a heavy bookcase, a stairway twisting up and away into the darkness.
  • Open Mike Eagle

    Open Mike Eagle

    Hip-Hop/Rap

    Humor can conceal and alleviate the pain of trauma, but no joke will erase it. Even Wu-Tang
    Clan told you that tears come after laughter. Relief comes only from opening every emotional
    and psychological wound.

    Open Mike Eagle spent the 2010s finding comedy in rap music and American nightmares. On
    albums like Brick Body Kids Still Daydream and Dark Comedy, he delivered hilarious
    socio-political insights via half-sung verses laid atop progressive production. Acclaim from
    publications like Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and NPR coincided with headlining solo tours and
    top-billing at events like Adult Swim Festival. Between studio sessions, Eagle co-founded The
    New Negroes, a standup-meets-music variety show that explores perceptions of blackness. He
    and co-founder Baron Vaughn brought the show to Upright Citizens Brigade, Comedy Central,
    and venues around the U.S. Since founding his record label Auto Reverse Records, though,
    Eagle has scaled back the jokes. He’s finally unpacking his traumas and acknowledging their
    impact.

    With over a dozen solo and collaborative projects to his name, Eagle has spent his career
    redefining and expanding the parameters of “art rap,” the term he coined as a shorthand for
    leftfield and avant-garde rap music. On Dark Comedy, which Pitchfork called “one of the most
    compelling indie-rap listens of [2014],” he chronicled everything from smartphone addiction to
    the realities of being an indie artist in the streaming era with self-deprecation and side-splitting
    absurdity. 2017’s Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group) marked Eagle’s shift
    toward examining trauma. Here he waded through the rubble of Chicago’s demolished Robert
    Taylor Homes, where several family members once lived. Part documentary and part tribute,
    BBKSD blended powerful fantasy and grim reality. It illustrated the strength and vulnerability of
    a community afflicted by institutional racism and the enduring pains of life in the projects. There
    were few jokes but decades of survival.

    Anime, Trauma, and Divorce is Eagle’s first full-length album on Auto Reverse and the most
    personal project of his career. On the verge of middle age, reeling from the collapse of his
    marriage, he probes the darkness of his past and searches for lights to guide him forward. This is
    the sound of a broken man sifting through the pieces while trying to rebuild, the struggle to
    self-critique while practicing self-care. Do you disassociate by envisioning yourself as the lead in
    your favorite anime, or do you reflect on your headass behavior? Tattoos and beer or push-ups
    and smoothies? Executive produced by renowned rock producer Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.), the
    album’s few features include Auto Reverse artist Video Dave and Eagle’s son. Anime, Trauma,
    and Divorce finds Eagle virtually alone, doing his best to reject the humor that will not cure his
    ills. All is not well, but he’s never been better.

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Armand Hammer

Tue Sep 21 2021 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The Independent San Francisco CA
Armand Hammer

$20.00 Ages 21+

Another Planet Entertainment and The Independent are committed to producing safe events. The City and County of San Francisco has mandated all patrons attending events at The Independent on or after 9/15 are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose). Masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.

 
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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Support acts subject to change without refund.