Mumford & Sons
Another haul of concert announcements for y'all, this one very hip-hop heavy:
Nothing hip-hop about this first one, though. Fans of white men with acoustic guitars, saddle up: Mumford & Sons will headline LC Pavilion on Aug. 14 with support from Dawes. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. for $42.50 advance, $45 day of show.
2 Chainz, the Atlanta emcee who somehow became the most in-demand rapper in the game this year, will headline Newport Music Hall on July 13. Local talents Fly.Union and Exec Gang will open. Tickets are on sale now for $35 (or $50 for an "express ticket" that lets you skip the line). And if you're wondering what 2 Chainz has to offer, simply skip to 4:07 in the "Mercy" video and be wowed.
DMX, who invented cray, will be at Club Questions (located at 5690 Kathy Run Rd. on the North Side) on July 14, according to a Facebook post by reputable hip-hop promoter Quincy Taylor. No further details available at the moment, but I'll throw them up here when they emerge.
Atmospheric, genre-wrangling balladeer Julia Holter will play the Wexner Center on Oct. 1 with support from Hundred Waters. Tickets are on sale now for $11.
Lastly, Riff Raff, the absurd former reality TV contestant who is now being taken so seriously that he signed to Diplo's Mad Decent label, will be at Scarlet & Grey Cafe on July 29. He seems to be opening for something called the Whiteboy Wasted Tour. Here's video for "Orion's Belt," the track Riff did with "hip-hop Taylor Swift" Kitty Pryde, who will unfortunately not be present the Scarlet & Grey as far as we know. But you do get to see the man who rapped, "The way I ball, I could play for Toronto Raptors." Tickets cost $10. (via DoneWaiting)
EDIT: One more show worth mentioning is Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn performing Sept. 14 at The Bluestone. Tickets are on sale now for $10.