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Upcoming shows you should check out

TYLER, THE CREATOR

Tuesday, June 9, Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem, 336.722.5000

It’s insane how Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) hit the scene in a raucous fashion before slowly disbanding and taking on solo careers outside of the pack. What’s even crazier is that it worked and almost all of the artists that were part of the pseudo-collective have managed to forge ahead using their own name. Tyler, The Creator did pretty well for himself within that group, but his solo career has exploded with various publicity stunts at shows, although inciting a riot is less a publicity stunt and seems to be more of a lifestyle for the California-bred artist. Odd Future has since disbanded, and it was only recently that Tyler, The Creator bothered to comment on it after receiving flack from a Twitter post. Such is the case, though, when groups disband and separate to undertake new careers and directions within their craft. When it’s all said and done there are going to be a lot of people that will feel lucky to have been apart of that collective when it was viable and flourishing, but as Tyler, The Creator wrote “…people grow, some grow left some grow right.” Tyler, The Creator will take the stage at Ziggy’s alongside fellow OFWGKTA artist Taco. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $25.

DJ SCREAM

Friday, June 5, Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem, 336.722.5000

Coming straight out of the trap mecca of America, Atlanta, Georgia, DJ Scream will take the stage at Ziggy’s to show Winston-Salem what life is all about from way down in the dirty south. As the official DJ for Maybach Music Group, the label founded by none other than Rick Ross, DJ Scream has amassed a huge following thanks to a slew of mixtape releases and beats. His latest single, “Always,” from the forthcoming Hunger Pains album, features Waka Flocka Flame (who you’ll see grace the stage at Ziggy’s at the end of the month), as well Gunplay, Tracy T and Que. This is trap music by way of the old definition – stories from the trap – not the trap music you’re hearing at the EDM shows that just feature some chopped and screwed bass with simple hooks like “Get turnt.” Bobbie Bugatti, the same emcee you saw traipsing about the stage at the Snoop Dogg show a few weeks back, will be hosting the night. His commentary accompanies shows  pretty well, but the spotlight will certainly be on DJ Scream. Tickets for the show are only $10, and that price gets slashed to $0 if you are a female. The show starts at 10 p.m. !

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