Thu Mar 14 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise

416 S. 9th St. Boise, ID 83702

$18.00 - $45.00

All Ages

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Watsky - Meet & Greet Package

  • One general admission ticket
  • Early entry into the venue
  • Exclusive meet & greet with Watsky
  • Personal photograph with Watsky
  • Collectible Watsky poster; autographed by Watsky
  • Specially designed Watsky fanny pack
  • Exclusive Watsky button set
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Limited availability

 

KNITTING FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT
WATSKY - COMPLAINT TOUR

  • Watsky

    Watsky

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    George Watsky is a rapper, writer and performer from San Francisco now living in Los Angeles. A versatile lyricist who switches between silly and serious, technically complex and simply heartfelt, George won the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam in 2006. Immediately after he appeared on the final season of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry in 2007 while a college freshman himself he subsequently performed at over 150 universities across the country. Rapping all the while under the name ‘Watsky,’ George self-released the barely-heard jazz-hip hop record ‘Invisible Inc’ in 2007 and the self-titled ‘Watsky’ in 2010, which peaked at #7 on the iTunes hip hop charts. In January 2011 George’s fast rapping went viral and led to two appearances on the Ellen Show, a slot on Last Call with Carson Daly, and an exploding online profile. George has performed at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, the NAACP Image Awards on FOX, three times at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and has been featured in XXL, Billboard Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine. Watsky’s social media presence made him one of only 23 artists dubbed by ‘The Next Big Sound’ as a ‘Big Sound of 2011,’ alongside Mac Miller, Kreayshawn and Skrillex.

    George graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in “Writing and Acting for the Screen and Stage.”

  • Grieves

    Grieves

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    When asked if he always knew he'd end up being a rapper, Benjamin Laub -- better known as Grieves -- can only laugh. "Oh no, not really," he says, "I was in bands and stuff, but I grew up listening mainly to Punk stuff. It wasn't until I got a little older that Hip-Hop really started to happen for me." When Grieves first heard artists like Mobb Deep and Wu-Tang Clan, he remembers being drawn to their sound. "Hearing all the samples and stuff from records that I heard my dad play when I was a kid... You start to hear the connections. When I discovered people like Atmosphere, it was like hearing somebody speak their truth in a way that related to me. That's when I first started to think about Hip-Hop as a way to really talk about what was happening in my life. Hard to believe that now, over a decade later, that's actually what I'm still doing."

    On Running Wild, Grieves' fifth proper full-length, the Seattle based musician manages to balance the dueling impulses that fuel both his live shows and his previous releases: the need to cut loose and the need to vent. Grieves wants to have a good time while also keeping shit real and honest. While previous efforts like 2011's Together/Apart and 2014's Winter & The Wolves might have leaned heavily in the direction of darkness -- taking on subjects like addiction, heartbreak, and poverty -- the new record introduces some much-needed levity to the proceedings. "I remember a review of one of my records where they were like, 'This guy sounds like he's hella intense and really shitty to hang out with.' I'm like, 'What the fuck?' It's actually the opposite. I wanted this record to reflect that a little more."

    Recorded in Stockholm alongside Swedish producer Chords (aka rapper Jens Eric Resch Thomason), the fifteen tracks on Running Wild do exactly what the album title would imply. Tracks like "Gutz" and "No Sleep" are classic Grieves ruminations on anxiety and romantic bust-ups ("I think about you and say f -- - you, then you come over and I f -- - you" he raps on the former), but the record -- which features only a handful of guests, all from Seattle -- stretches out in a number of surprising directions. Tracks like "Faded" and "RX" experiment with fluttering trap beats, while songs like "What it Dew" and album-closer "5,000 Miles" offer the rich guitar tones and humming organs that one might expect on a classic soul record. It's a kind of openness -- both sonically and thematically -- that Laub attributes to how and where the record was made.

    "I flew from Seattle to Stockholm on basically zero sleep," he recalls, "Suddenly I'm there, my first day, and I'm immediately stepping into the studio, which felt like walking into a whole other planet. I'm jet lagged. I'm vulnerable. I'm there, but I'm kind of not. And that's where some of the best songs came from. I didn't have the energy to fight myself on anything. Instead of retreating into my own head, I got completely out of it. Songs like "Gutz" are things that I probably never would have done -- or could have done -- on my own. If something felt weird to me, or uncomfortable, Chords would push me further in that direction. I needed that. Any time I was like, "Nope. I don't think I can get away with that" he'd say, "That sounds like a perfect reason to give it a try."

    At a time when the notion of the "album" is often summarily ditched in favor records that are little more than a collection of previously released singles, Running Wild is very much an album, and intentionally so. "I really wanted this to be a real record," says Laub, "I wanted it to work front to back."

    "I've been touring for over ten years at this point," he says. "People have seen my show. They get it. They get who I am as a person and they get who I am as an artist. They get both sides of the spectrum. They get the serious and they get the light heartedness. Until now I haven't been comfortable with releasing a record that divulges that, that gives what you're getting at the live experience and what you have come to expect from the records, all in one. The whole idea is to just give people a more authentic experience of me. I'm not just the brooding emotional fuckup from that old record review, the one with no sense of humor who doesn't sound fun to hang out with. This record is for all the fans who've come out to the shows, for everyone that I've worked with. For so many years I felt like, in order to have a career, I could only show this one little part of me. I don't want to do that anymore."

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KNITTING FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT

WATSKY - COMPLAINT TOUR

Thu Mar 14 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise Boise ID
WATSKY - COMPLAINT TOUR

$18.00 - $45.00 All Ages

Watsky - Meet & Greet Package

  • One general admission ticket
  • Early entry into the venue
  • Exclusive meet & greet with Watsky
  • Personal photograph with Watsky
  • Collectible Watsky poster; autographed by Watsky
  • Specially designed Watsky fanny pack
  • Exclusive Watsky button set
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Limited availability

 

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All Ages
limit 10 per person
General Admission
General Admission
$18.00
Skybox Table #3
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 4 total.
Premium
$45.00
Skybox Table #4
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 4 total.
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$45.00
Skybox Table #6
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 4 total.
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Balcony Table #8
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 4 total.
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$45.00
Balcony Table #9
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 4 total.
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Balcony Table #10
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 4 total.
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$45.00
Balcony Table #11
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 4 total.
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Balcony Table #12
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 4 total.
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$45.00
Balcony Table #14
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 2 total.
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$45.00
Balcony Table #15
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 2 total.
Premium
$45.00
Balcony Table #16
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 2 total.
Premium
$45.00
Balcony Table #17
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 2 total.
Premium
$45.00
Balcony Table #18
Seats are sold individually - Table seats 2 total.
Premium
$45.00

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