We are giving away a pair of tickets to Hieroglyphics @ Wonder Ballroom on April 14. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 11.
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April 14, 2016
8 p.m. | $20 | 21+
128 Northeast Russell Street
The Oakland-based Hieroglyphics
Most of the members had known each other since high school (or earlier), and after Del scored a record deal with his cousin Ice Cube‘s help, much of the Hieroglyphics crew wound up with major-label contracts of their own. Del, Souls of Mischief, and Casual, in particular, earned strong cult followings, but Hieroglyphics never produced a breakout mainstream star, and all the members wound up dropped from their respective labels by the mid-’90s despite their generally high-quality work. The crew regrouped with their own label, Hieroglyphics Imperium, which provided not only a platform for their future releases, but total creative control. In addition, the entire collective teamed up for the first album under the Hieroglyphics name, Third Eye Vision, in 1998.
Several self-released compilations also appeared, and the proper Hieroglyphics follow-
2014 was a monumental year for the Oakland Collective Hieroglyphics. Solo projects from A-Plus‘s “Molly’s Dirty Water” and Phesto‘s “Infrared Rum” along with Casual‘s new group project “The School System” jumpstarted the year. Adding to an already frantic release schedule the guys announce an EP from Pep Love “Dolla Daily” (8/19) and the Adrian Younge produced Souls of Mischief album “There is Only Now” (8/26).
This Soul’d Out Festival appearance will be the group’s first full reunion show in the NW in years.