Billy Woods’ Terror Management Release Show
MIKE, Elucid, Fielded, Akai Solo
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 18 and over
billy woods is a rapper who defies easy categorization; he claims Washington D.C. as his hometown but has spent much of his life in New York City. He was born in the U.S. but spent much of his childhood in Africa and the West Indies, the second child of a Jamaican intellectual and a would-be Marxist revolutionary. On the mic, woods is no less of a conundrum, possessed of versatile flows and an ability to not only tackle topics other artists wouldn’t dream of, but also to bring unique perspectives to the familiar ones.
On his latest album, Terror Management, woods weaves past, present and future into a dark tableau as hilarious as it is macabre. This is a place where skeletons spill from closets, lead pours from faucets and the punchline is the whole joke. This is the sound of the police not coming, of garbage trucks in reverse, of glaciers shearing off into a black ocean. But these are also tales of perseverance, compassion and love, however quixotic. Of snatching one’s humanity from the fires that rage all about us. Terror Management rounded out a stellar 2019 for the enigmatic MC as a follow-up to the acclaimed Hiding Places with producer Kenny Segal.
Fielded is the moniker of Lindsay Powell, a producer, songwriter & vocalist currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Powell’s songs explore a wide emotional range often tied together by her cohesive and distinct production. Though Powell seems a natural in the studio it is her voice and lyrics that captivate us, both pleading for and boasting understanding with her fluency in the language of love.
Two singles from Boy Angel, "Reign" & "City of the Dazed", were revealed to the world in early 2014. Powell has created a fashionably surreal and masterful statement that showcases the solo act in a new light of grandiose female pop. Powell refers to herself as having ‘pop alter egos’, one of which revealed two singles, “Takes a Freak” & “Never Again”, under the moniker Tapioca in March 2016. She is currently working on the new Fielded full-length on an island in Sweden. You can stream her Boy Angel EP via Universally Handsome (2015) as well as her sophomore release Ninety Thirty Thirty via CAPTCHA (2013).
$10 - $12