People Under The Stairs make anticipated return to Vancouver on May 22 [News]
Vancouver, BC – As a longtime fan of The P, I’m excited to announce that we’re co-presenting their next show in Vancouver on May 22, 2014. Timbre Concerts, HipHopCanada and AbortMag.com proudly present People Under The Stairs live inside Fortune Sound Club (147 East Pender Street, V6A 1T6) with special guests. I’ve never had the privilege of seeing the group perform but if our Nov. 2012 review of the group’s sold-out Vancouver show (S/O Nicola Storey) is any sign of what to expect, people are in for a memorable evening. HipHopCanada’s West Coast Editor @KassKills will be in the building.
“LA based People Under The Stairs, Double K (Michael Turner) and Thes One (Christopher Portugal) are the most successful fully independent hip-hop duo in the history of hip-hop. Since their initial release in 1998, People Under The Stairs, or ‘The P’ as they are referred to by their fans, have performed over a thousand sold out shows, festivals and world tours spanning 6 continents and 40 countries. With a pioneering DIY ethic, they have self produced 8 full-length LPs in addition to countless singles and side projects. The musical sensibility punctuating their unique brand of hip-hop has earned them the title ‘The Steely Dan of Rap Music’ as well as consistent critical acclaim and numerous appearances on the Billboard Charts.
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The P’s unique career includes an appearance on The Simpson’s 20th Anniversary Special, a John Peele Session at Abbey Road, and groundbreaking performances at festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella and Bonaroo, the last of which was noted by SPIN magazine as ‘Simply the best performance of Friday… Period.’ As part of their 10 year Anniversary World Tour in 2009, People Under The Stairs travelled to new continents with sold out shows in China, Brazil and Africa and main stage plays at Outside Lands Festival, Governors Ball NYC and many others. After finishing their ambitious 8th Studio album Highlighter, The P completed sold out tours with Mac Miller and Girl Talk before returning to the studio to work on their 9th album, 12 Step Program, out May 6th, 2014.”
San Francisco Knights
I first became a fan after hearing “San Francisco Knights” from the The P’s March 1998 album debut, The Next Step. The group used their student loans to press up their first 12 inch single and the album’s sole single, “The Next Step II.”