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Activist Communique: "LABOUR OF LOVE" real hip-hop tour! Test Their Logik, OB (Kill The Autocrat), Lee Reed + more

"LABOUR OF LOVE" real hip-hop tour! Test Their Logik, OB (Kill The Autocrat), Lee Reed + more

The Deets:

Concert Tour starts on Wednesday August 29, 2012.

Across Ontario

More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/369031719836890/

The Call Out:

Mics will be ripped, parties will be rocked, hip-hop's back with a vengeance!

Three of Ontario's most well-known rebel hip-hop acts are joining forces to celebrate workers struggles with lyrical class antagonism at its finest.

Embarking on a rapid-fire 5-city tour from Sudbury to Southern Ontario in the week leading into Labour Day, this will be sicker than your average...

Featured Artists:

TEST THEIR LOGIK (Toronto/London) is made up of two revolutionary MC’s: Testament and Illogik. Their music is a lyrical explosion in the face of authority and oppression, a sonic boom in the ears of big brother, and a no-holds-barred escape into rebellion.

Ushering in a new era of subversive anti-authoritarian hip-hop, Test Their Logik delivers clear methodical rhymes alternating with rapid-fire lyrical assaults over dark bass- and synth-heavy beats. They've toured North America from coast to coast to coast, criss-crossed Europe, and rocked mics in international hot-spots such as Oaxaca, Barcelona, Palestine, and Athens

O'B (Sudbury) is the front-man for the group KILL THE AUTOCRAT. He released his first single “One Day Longer" in 2010 while on a year long strike at Vale Inco in Sudbury. Within weeks the song became an anthem for the United Steelworkers Union of America. And he was quickly being flown to places such as Wisconsin to perform for massive Labour convergences and actions. Taking the driving rhythmic pulse of rock music and pushing it up against the fighting essence of traditional hip-hop.

LEE REED (Hamilton) is a state-bashing, bank-crashing, mic-eating monster… and a respected veteran of the Canadian Indie music scene. Best known as the incendiary mouthpiece for the legendary Warsawpack, REED has been in the game for nearly 2 decades.

Sudbury - Aug 29th @ The Townhouse (206 Elgin)

Hamilton - Aug 30th, 9PM @ The Casbah Lounge (306 King St W.) <w/o Lee Reed>

London - Aug 31st, 9PM @ Brennan's Beer Bistro (347 Clarence St.)

Guelph - Sep 1st, 8PM @ The Square (86 Wyndham St. N.)

Toronto - Sep 2nd, 9PM @ The Central (603 Markham Street)

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