Mighty Underdogs Going On Tour

Have you been to a good show lately? Yeah me neither but that can change for all with the Mighty Underdogs going on tour in October. Who are the Mighty Underdogs you might ask? Well go do your homework, well better yet I will give you a cheat sheet. The Mighty Underdogs consist of Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truth Speaker, and Headnodic and all three are from groups (Blackalicious, Latyrx, and Crown City Rockers) laying down impressive hip-hop. I haven’t seen them live but I know it would be a treat for anyone that could go.

10/30 Los Angeles, CA Knitting Factory
10/31 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
11/01 Flagstaff, AZ Green Room
11/02 Albuquerque, NM TBA
11/05 Austin, TX Mohawk
11/06 Dallas, TX HOB
11/07 Columbia, MO Mojo/s
11/08 Chicago , IL Abbey
11/09 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
11/11 Denver, CO Marquis
11/12 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
11/13 Durango, CO Abbey
11/14 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
11/15 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
11/17 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
11/18 Portland, OR Satyricon
11/19 Bend, OR Domino Room
11/21 Reno, NV Underground
11/22 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom

Ecliptic Sight Review: Vordul Mega – The Revolution of Yung Havoks

Vordul Mega is on a assignment to enlighten his listeners with visible wordplay on his first solo album. The Revolution of Yung Havoks was created on a preemptive tale of young minds (or havoks) wanting change. Vordul takes his time to craft each song into a story of struggle, frustration and overwhelming stress. He doesn’t stop there and leave it as a cautionary warning for the listener to sulk in the misery of his lyrics. Instead Vordul gives us solution with songs like, “Neva Again” and “Pray” with nuggets of knowledge dropped in each verse.

Each guest emcee seems to have been brought in to compliment Vordul and his storytelling rather than taking it over. The four emcees to grace, “The Revolution of Yung Havoks” are C-Ray Walz, Karniege, Jean Grae and a Cannibal Ox duet with Vast Aire on the song, “Handle That”. Vordul has worked with each artist on their albums or through his affiliations with Atoms Family, Cannibal Ox and The Reavers.

On the song, “Megallah”, Vordul asks: “Whose Mega? Question I ask self…”, that I am sure everyone has asked themselves one way or another trying to discover who we are. He answers this question and more with the entire album by basically saying that we all endure conflicts and go through hard times but we can not let it rule our lives and make us corrupt. Vordul Megallah would rather have us uprise and accomplish The Revolution of Yung Havoks.