723 Rigsbee Ave
Durham, NC, 27701
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
The Never Understood EP was written in Austin, Texas throughout 2015, mostly in my garage (honorable mention to my living room.) Without my iPhone Voice Memo app, lots of performing around the country to half empty rooms, the Nick Cave ACL taping, Adderall, Tecate, and The Savage Detectives, none of these songs would have come about.
Jim Eno produced and recorded these songs at his studio, Public Hi Fi. I met Jim at a bar (Austin! what a town!) and now we’ve recorded an entire album’s worth of songs (and then some!) The plan had been to Beyonce-drop a double album some time in the next 13 years and call it Chinese Democracy Revisited or Chinese Democracy II. But, frankly, my hair isn’t that red nor can my bank account handle so much anticipation. Hence, the Never Understood EP.
The songs were performed and arranged by my favorite band of sweet and tender hooligans, The Side Arms. (We’ll be touring for infinity so be on the look out!) I take some pride in the fact that I got Eno to play keyboards on the song ‘Never Understood’ since he’s a drummer.
I hope when people listen to this record they think, ‘damn, this guy is hungry. He sounds like he’s been fasting for months, meditating on his songs. He’s somewhere passed hangry. He could use a steak. He’s pumping and thumping in time. The green light flashes, the flags go up. Churning and burning, he yearn for the cup.' I hope that you people put our tour dates on your Gcal cos I need to pay my band and Jim.
With Love & Squalor,
Professor Toon, a Durham, NC producer, rapper and songwriter combines intricate detail in lyricism with a sharp delivery and niche cadences over a buffet of smoothe, 808-heavy sonic backdrops. Professor attended Durham School of the Arts but dropped out and chose to persue a street education instead. Professor Toon's music is full of self-reflection, anger and confidence and his live show is energetic, captivating and emotional, yet particapatory. He has performed alongside touring acts including Danny Brown, Run The Jewels, Lil Dicky, Made of Oak, Cherub, Big KRIT, Meek Mill, Big Sean and Mike Posner.
$10 in advance, $12 day of show