KEVIN ABSTRACT with DJ Romil
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 9:00 PM PST
(8:00 PM Doors)
Star Theater, Portland, OR
At the young age of 17 after high school, Kevin Abstract made the bold decision to run away to Texas in search of hope & friendship. Brockhampton was born thereafter. Kevin Abstract is the de facto leader of the hip-hop boyband Brockhampton. He recently left his home state of Texas, moving to Los Angeles along with his Brockhampton compatriots. At the young age of 20, he has already developed a concrete image both on stage and online and is commanding attention due to his progressive music as well as his carefully curated visual presentation. Befriending The Neighbourhood shipped him across the pond to join them in the UK before being asked to join the US dates. Leading up to the release, Kevin shared a cinematic visual for his single "Empty" that spread rapidly online and gained the attention of fans and critics alike. Earlier last month, Kevin shared his deeply personal song "Miserable America" which earned him praise from The New York Times.
A week before the album, Kevin performed new songs at Tyler, the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival with an intricate stage set up including cheerleaders in uniform and kids sitting on bleachers reminiscent of a high school gym. Leading up to the album's release, Kevin recently spoke with The Fader for a Gen F feature. After releasing his acclaimed mixtape MTV1987 in 2014 with right hand man & producer Romil, he set out to make his followup - working tediously on many versions of what turned into his debut album. Citing influences like Kid Cudi & Tyler, The Creator, Abstract's ability to champion and relate to those whom have been fortunate enough to discover him through his unique approach of transparency and honesty with fans will continue to allow himself to propel his impactful & progressive album to audiences and news fans alike in 2017.