Buck 65, the Canadian MC raised in the countryside, who used to climb a tree to get enough radio reception to hear hip hop, has announced US tour dates in support of his upcoming album, Situation, out October 30 on Strange Famous Records.
It was a few short years ago that Strange Famous label head Sage Francis said “Buck has had his head up his arse for many years now.” Things change; hip hop artists apologize for blowing up at snotty journalists and lambasting the genre that spawned them. Label heads forgive and forget and everyone eats cake.
Lately, Buck's cowboy rap-style has strutted confidently over increasingly countrified instrumental arrangements. One Beck-infused number, “Shutter Buggin”, is currently up for a remix contest on the Strange Famous Records site.
Buck claims he was almost signed to the Yankees as a youth, if only he scout who was hyping him hadn't died.
30 PROVIDENCE, RI LIVING ROOM (album release party w/ Sage Francis)
01 BOSTON, MA MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTAIRS (album release party w/ Sage Francis)
03 SAN FRANCISCO, CA CAFÉ DU NORD
04 LOS ANGELES, CA THE TROUBADOUR
08 DALLAS, TX HOUSE OF BLUES
09 AUSTIN, TX THE PARISH
10 BATON ROUGE, LA SPANISH MOON
07 TALLAHASSEE, FL BETA BAR
13 ORLANDO, FL THE SOCIAL
14 ATLANTA, GA THE EARL
15 CARRBORO, NC CATS CRADLE
16 VIENNA, VA JAMMIN' JAVA
17 PHILADELPHIA, PA JOHNNY BRENDA'S
18 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM
20 DETROIT, MI MAGIC STICK
21 CHICAGO, IL REGGIE'S LIVE
23 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7TH STREET ENTRY
24 OMAHA, NE TBA
27 BOULDER, CO FOX THEATRE
29 SEATTLE, WA CROCODILE CAFÉ
30 PORTLAND, OR DOUG FIR LOUNGE