The Bowery Presents: Cannibal Ox At Gasa Gasa

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The Bowery Presents: Cannibal Ox
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tix On-Sale: Friday, July 17th
$12 ADV / $14 DOS

8PM Doors / 9PM Show / 21+

Cannibal Ox
In 2001, Cannibal Ox released its debut album, The Cold Vein, which remains one of the seminal works of the New York hip-hop scene. Regarded as a cult classic amongst hip-hop purists, The Cold Vein has been ranked as #152 on Pitchfork’s “Top 200 Albums of the 2000s” list. Not surprisingly Pitchfork previously concluded, “The Cold Vein is going to be on everybody’s year end list of the best underground hip-hop,” and that it was, as the album received perfect ratings from publications such as Stylus Magazine and HipHopDX. In November 2014, The Village Voice ranked the track “Pigeon” from The Cold Vein #22 on its All-Time Top 40 Songs About New York list (“Big Apple Records”). The Voice went on to praise The Cold Vein, remarking, “the early-2000s underground hip-hop scene in New York offered a hyper-experimental take on the culture’s foundations, with the location of the genre’s birthplace giving these creations instant credibility. One of the best results came in the form of Cannibal Ox’s The Cold Vein."

An air of mystique surrounds the careers of Harlemites Vast Aire and Vordul Mega, collectively known as Cannibal Ox. Fourteen years after earning their status as luminaries of underground hip-hop, Cannibal Ox has released their highly anticipated sophomore album, Blade of the Ronin. Serving as the follow-up to the duo’s acclaimed debut album, Blade of the Ronin is the embodiment of Vast and Vordul’s years of creation and properly serves to provide listeners with the grimy yet futuristic soundscape that they’ve come to expect from Cannibal Ox
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