The 50×50’s, Xur play Fri., Nov. 12, at 7 PM

The 50×50’s and Xur play Best Video Film & Cultural Center Fri., Nov. 12. The show starts at 7 PM and the cover is $10.

As this is an indoors show, the following covid protocols apply: maximum attendance of 30, proof of vaccination required at the door, and masks required.

The 50×50’s technically, and unintentionally started back in 2009 when deto-22 of phenetiks and fellow AFA member, Sketch tha Cataclysm, started their joint project “The Sharing is Caring EP”. The pair remained in each others musical orbits until the 10 year anniversary of the same project. That re-release opened the door to some new found focus and a perfect balance of work ethics, and so, The 50×50’s were officially formed. A combination which strives to push forward their genre with experimentation in form, songwriting, depth and the pure joy of creation. The 50×50’s are a production team, MC’s, songwriters, performers, graphic designers, videographers, directors, editors, and curators.

From the depths of deep space, XUR (Xylophones Under Rooftops) is an avant-garde metal band dedicated to upending social norms and upsetting the system. Featuring drummer Xaphan and guitarist/bassists James Hooker and Henry Levitt, XUR throws the rules of music upside down, blending hardcore punk with a mix of jazz, funk, and noise.

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Music: Hip hop show Thurs., Jan. 23, at 8 PM, with Sketch tha cataclysm, Murf, & Spark Kent

Hip hop acts Sketch Tha Cataclysm, Murf, and Spark Kent play Best Video Performance Space on Thursday, Jan. 23. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is a sliding scale of $5-10 (pay what you can in that range.

Sketch tha cataclysm is an emcee/producer/poet out of New Haven, CT. For the past twelve years or so, Armando Acevedo has been performing as an MC/Producer under the name of Sketch tha cataclysm. In that time, he has released 14 projects and performed as a part of a 4 piece and up to an 11 piece hip-hop band as well as a pair of experimental art rock groups. Performing has taken him across the United States a number of times and has earned him acclaim locally and elsewhere. He also contributes as a writer to & local band review. Sketch tha cataclysm will be backed up by Mo Niklz and Juliann Castelbuono.

Spark Kent is an independent Hip Hop artist based out of New Haven County, Connecticut. Best known for his witty and comical lyricism, this up and comer paints vivid mental scenes of life experiences over funky and gritty canvases reminiscent of 90’s Hip Hop.

Over the course of the last ten years, he has shared the stage opening up for the likes of Mac Miller, KRS-1, Joey Bada$$ / Pro Era, PROF, Machine Gun Kelly, Action Bronson, Wax / The Palmer Squares, R.A. The Rugged Man & AFRO x2, Shaggy (It Wasn’t Me), Bun B, Kirko Bangz, Felly, Chris Webby x3, Curren$y / French Montana, Riff Raff, Futuristic, Oncue, Kosha Dillz, Cam Meekins, Huey Mack, Chanel West Coast and more. Be on the lookout for his debut album Northern Hospitality dropping on all major platforms soon.

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