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Shabazz Palaces Melbourne Sideshow – Sugar Mountain 2012

Written by Brayden Darke on November 7, 2011

Seattle’s enigmatic, avant-garde rap project Shabazz Palaces will be doing a Melbourne sideshow while they’re out here for the Sugar Mountain 2012 line-up in January. They will appear at intimate Melbourne venue RAOB GAB Buffalo Club on Thursday 12th January.

They were the first hip hop act to be signed to Sub Pop Records, and they released their debut album Black Up earlier this year. In home town Seattle they’ve found it hard to escape the hype. Don’t miss this very special performance at one of Melbourne’s most unique venues. Tickets will sell fast.

Joining Shabazz Palaces at Sugar Mountain Festival next year include Japanese media artist Dj Yamantaka Eye, who is the driving force behind psychedelic overlords Boredoms, Melbourne trio Absolute Boys, who formed from the ashes of notable local outfits Ohana and Eucalypt, and Fox + Sui, which is a collaboration between beatmaker Andras Fox and Sydney musician Sui Zhen.

Sugar Mountain will take over the Melbourne CBD over multiple days in January 2012, with the main event taking place at The Forum Theatre on Saturday 14 January 2012.

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