The Save Yourself Tour featuring Sadistik and Kid Called Computer with special guests Salem

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August 26, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Ticketing information

  • Tickets available ONLY at the door
  • Tickets at the door are: $5

At only 23 years of age, Sadistik (www.sadistikmusic.com) has quickly become one of the most exciting new artists to emerge from the underground hip hop scene.  By crafting a sound that is uniquely his own with intricately woven rhymes that are both emotionally resounding and technically innovative.  Sadistik has been garnering new fans since the release of his debut album “The Balancing Act”.  This record has been heralded by many critics for its fearlessly emotional potency because “after you are done listening to {it} you feel as though you have the world’s strongest drug in our veins.” (lastfm.com).  When this sound was combined with collaborations with Rhymesayers recording artist Mac Lethal and Vast Aire from Cannibal Ox fame, it becomes clear why so many consider this an underground classic.

Kid Called Computer – A balance of passion and creativity, a complete disregard for any genre to be identified with, and the monotony of making beats for others brought about the birth of Toriano Terrell’s brainchild “Kid Called Computer”. Originally dubbed for the title of his self released debut solo effort in late 2001, Kid Called Computer took a life of it’s own and quickly became a name that stuck. In his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, Toriano had made a name for himself crafting beats for local favorites such as Mac Lethal, Ces Cru, and The Guild, but after years of just performing and making beats for everyone else, he became aware that he wanted much more out of his music. Always accept a challenge that presents itself, and fear not the outcome. That mentality could not be more evident than on his latest offering. Teaming up with Seattle rapper Sadistik after working together on Sad’s debut “The Balancing Act”, the two started knocking around ideas, and “The Art Of Dying EP” is the result of that. An album that seamlessly blends genres so effortlessly, one might have a hard time classifying it, and and even harder time trying to digest it upon their first listen. From hip hop to rock, from trip hop to electronica, the album truly proves that there is hardly a point in “trying” to classify it. Inspired heavily by both artists love for film noire, the album dives in and out of subject matter that flirts with utter darkness and despair, but yet still finds its way back to hope and beauty. The two artists created a sound that is truly their own. The future is bright for Kid. With a solo album in the works, as well as a few other albums on which he is collaborating with other talented producers, and an upcoming summer tour, this guy shows no sign of slowing down . There is no doubt that this is only the beginning for Kid Called Computer, even if the beginning is simply him beginning again. Stay tuned.

Salem unites seemingly disparate topics: global peace and powder shots.  Salem is as much at home in Warren Miller’s films  ‘Off The Grid’ and ‘Playground’ as they are participating in Bono’s global ‘One Campaign’.  Blending jazz, funk, spoken word and some Afro-Cuban beats, they make crowds dance and think.  Salem music is an amalgamation of funk, hip hop, jazz and Afro-Cuban idioms.  Infused with diverse lyrical content, the songs have a unifying socially-conscious theme.  Salem not only represents the musical voice and diverse perspectives of composer Todd Anders Johnson, but also integrated active pursuits in the processes of social change.  Todd is now representing Cloudveil as an inspired mountain ambassador and is producing a documentary film on glacial recession with Charles K. Forest.  The two began filming in Alaska in March 2009 with on-site footage on the Ruth Glacier and interviews with scientists and mountaineers throughout the state.

Salem (www.salem-music.com) is now sponsored by Libtech Snowboards, Ayotte Drums, Columbia Sportswear, Native Eyewear, Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures, Folsom Custom Skis and Boulder Outdoor Center.  The group has played at the biggest ski and snowboard events like EXPN’s Winter X Games 12, the 48 Straight King of the Mountain in Sun Valley, the Copper Mountain US Freeskiing Open, and the Northface Masters US Snowboarding World Championships in Girdwood, Alaska.  Johnson has been featured in Modern Drummer magazine and the new Salem CD is reviewed in the June 2009 issue.  Salem’s latest album, “as it is above, so it is below”, is available online at Digstation, CDBaby and iTunes.  The album was mastered by Grammy winning mastering engineer David Glasser.

Salem headlined last summers Seattle Hempfest, playing for 10,000 people and has performed nationally with Keller Williams, Pato Banton, De La Soul, Sweatshop Union, The Meters, Bone Thugz and Harmony, DJ Logic, Stanton Moore, Rebirth Brass Band, The Motet, Steve Earle and more.

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  • After listening to the track “Brighter Side”, I’m excited to check this show out…

    David Howlett - August 14, 2010 at 7:12 am -