GZA (Rapper)

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    March 4, 2013

    Method Man - The Observatory - March 3, 2013

    Method ManThe ObservatoryMarch 3, 2013Orange County's relationship with hip-hop is different than its Los Angeles neighbor. Whether it's Aesop Rock or ASAP Rocky, LA will come out in droves. Later in April, Aesop Rock will be performing at the Constellation Room, a small Observatory offshoot only ca ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Free Ticket Tuesday Thursday: Method Man at The Observatory

    At this point, there's no denying that Santa Ana is officially the new OC headquarters for the Wu-Tang Clan. With Ghostface Killah and GZA both making his appearance last year, it seems only necessary that Method Man come through this weekend to christen the building for the first time. Arguably the ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    GZA, Killer Mike - The Observatory - September 28, 2012

    GZA, Killer MikeThe ObservatorySeptember 28, 2012It is said that the  third time's the charm, and after  two less-than-stellar performances here in Orange County, we were betting on a third round sweep from Wu-Tang esteemed patriarch the GZA. The last couple times h ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    The Best Five Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, September 24Pawn Shop Kings The Constellation RoomA unique musical style often comes from superior talent and vision, though it can also be a product of geographical diversity. Case in point: Pawn Shop Kings. They're a musical melting pot--a whole lot of Arkansas blended with SoCal's sunshin ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Remember Wu-Tang Clan's Terrible Video Game? We Do

    ​​In order to broach the subject of musicians appearing in video games, we're legally obligated to mention Rock Band and Guitar Hero in the first sentence, so there. Putting aside those big franchises, several other games have featured musicians in increasingly unusual capacities. Both The Beatl ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    [UPDATE] TICKET GIVEAWAY: GZA at the Galaxy Detroit Bar on Aug. 25

    ​UPDATE: Aug. 16, 2011, 3:33 p.m.: The GZA show has been moved to Detroit Bar. All winners will be notified by the end of the week.Original post, Aug. 9, 2011, 8:58 a.m.: Apparently cool things are going to be emerging from the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana pretty soon, the first of which is a show ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Rock the Bells 2011: Lauryn Hill, Nas, Cypress Hill and Black Star Performing Whole Albums

    ​This year's hip-hop festival Rock the Bells pushes something Pitchfork and ATP has tried before to the hilt: Nine of its headlining acts will perform their groundbreaking albums in full. The one everyone will be frothing at the mouth to hear? The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Ms. Lauryn herself. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Boo Tang! (Or, Wack Shit That Went On at the GZA Show)

    Most of the time, when you want to see an artist, you buy a ticket, drink a few beers, wait for an hour or so, see a performance (sometimes mediocre, sometimes stellar). Other times, you find out that waiting for the artist to go on for four hours is way more entertaining than actually watching the ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010


    Detroit Bar

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    April 1, 2010
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    March 5, 2010

    GZA of Wu-Tang Clan to Perform at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa

    Rapper supreme GZA headed to Detroit BarWu-Tang founding member GZA, aka, the Genius, easily ranks among the greatest hip-hop lyricist of all time. He's a rapper's rapper, delivering erudite--yet street approved--rhymes that never dip into cliche or gimmickry. His flow is melodic and assured, making ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    TONIGHT: RAEKWON of Wu-Tang Clan at Detroit Bar

    ​As the legendary members of Wu-Tang make their trek one by one to the Detroit Bar stage, you have to wonder if  the club's owner, Jon Reiser, made some kind of pact with the devil to get such a great reputation among New York's finest emcee collective. Already the club has hosted GZA (twice) ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009
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    July 1, 2009

    Incoming: Raekown, As Tall as Lions Coming to Detroit Bar

    The Wu-Tang invasion of Detroit Bar continues. Following GZA's show in March, fellow Wu-Tang member Raekwon will hit the westside Costa Mesa venue on August 7, a mere month before the release of his much anticipated Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, quite clearly the sequel to 1995's Only Built 4 Cuban Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    'nother Wu Member Coming to Detroit

    Somehow Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar has become the local spot for any of the 37 dudes in the Wu-Tang Clan to perform solo. Next on the list (after two recent shows by the GZA) is Cappadonna, who might be a member of a contributor, depending on how you define those things. All I know is, he's more of a ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    ALSO TONIGHT: The GZA Returns to Detroit

    There's something to be said for the credibility of a music venue when an artist like GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan decides to stop by once and do a show. But twice? Detroit Bar must be doing something right these days. And for anyone who shelled out the $20 for his last appearance at this South County wa ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    The Black Lips with...the GZA????

    Self-described "flower punk" Atlanta quartet the Black Lips have teamed with the Wu-Tang's GZA. Maybe that sounds like an unusual mix, but now you can decide for yourself.Click the link to hear the track "The Drop I Hold."

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    April 23, 2009

    Incoming: Unsurprisingly, More Cool Shows are Coming to Detroit Bar (GZA, Little Dragon, More)

    Detroit Bar is bringing some more neat stuff to town, including Little Dragon, pictured. The Swedish group is currently on tour with TV on the Radio, and once that wraps up, they'll be hitting Detroit on May 22.One week earlier (and only a little more than two months since his last Detroit appearanc ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Big weekend at Detroit...again, yeeesh.

    Okay, so most of you who read this blog probably get the sense that us Heard Mentality goons generally like what happens at Detroit Bar on a weekly basis. Sometimes we write about them way too much considering that there are about 100 or so perfectly good (or at least mediocre) places to get drunk a ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Slideshows: GZA, Slipknot, Pretenders = Busy Weekend

    Mmhmm. This weekend we had folks all over, be it John Gilhooley shooting Sunday's Pretenders show at the Grove of Anaheim, or Robert Fayette pulling double at both GZA (haha, "jizz-a") at Detroit Bar on Friday and Slipknot at the Great Western Forum on Saturday.  That's the Pretenders pictures ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Club Pick: GZA at Detroit Bar TONIGHT!!!

    There are some things that are hard to imagine. It's the kind of stunning news that you usually have to hear a couple of times before you actually believe it. When a flyer for a live performance by the GZA of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan appeared on the Detroit Bar website, you probably thought it had ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    February 19, 2009

    On-Sale Tomorrow: Stung Out, GZA at Detroit Bar

    Couple shows coming to Detroit Bar in the near future with tickets going on sale tomorrow: veteran soCal punks Strung Out are playing on April 3, with support from Year Long Disaster. They played Chain Reaction back in November; Doug Wallen wrote about them for us in advance of that gig. $15, on sal ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008

    The Rub's 'History of Hip-hop' Mixtape Series

    Brooklyn trio the Rub have done some insanely thorough curating with their series of yearly rundowns of the best (in their learned opinions) hip-hop tracks. They've strung together dozens of gems for every year from 1979 to 1999 (you can access the MP3 files here). That is some serious dedication an ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Cream of Elite

    Sporting perhaps the greatest hip-hop bill ever, Rock the Bells enshrines rap's history—and foreshadows its future

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    August 12, 2004