Expect a long line outside of the Detroit Bar amid thumping bass and emcees J Rocc and Peanut Butter Wolf laying down hip-hop stylings for Abstract Workshop's 14-year anniversary celebration on Saturday, March 31.
"These two dudes are world travelers and it's just a treat to have them both play at a historical venue like Detroit Bar for a legendary party like Abstract Workshop," says Abstract Workshop co-founder Kosta "Cocoe" Tsimahidis, adding, "Wear some comfortable shoes cause it's going to be a dance party!"
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The collective began in Orange County February of 1998 as a weekly gathering of DJs, emcees and artists.
The group was one of a few to usher in underground hip-hop and collaborations to the Orange County music scene.
"14 years ago, we were brought together by the love and purity of the music," said Cocoe. "We have honed that craft into music projects, friendships, business ventures, and experiences that have made us into adults of the music game."
"We have all grown personally in our own careers," said Abstract Workshop co-founder Scotty Coats. "It's nice to still have our little man cave called Abstract Workshop where we can all get together and feel like we are in our early 20s again."
The original four, Kosta "Cocoe" Tsimahidis, Scotty Coats, Josh "One" Noteboom and Jud Nester still keep it real every now and then, citing "tacos and beer" as their group-bonding secret.
"El Toro Bravo and El Chinaco are our favorite taco spots on 19th street in Costa Mesa," said Coats. "Detroit Bar and Avalon would be where we go to wet our whistles."
The show will also feature Artist Dumperfoo, who will be painting live, as well as a slew of surprises during the evening. Doors open at 9 p.m. and cover charge is $10. For more information, visit: http://www.facebook.com/abstractworkshop.