Arrested Development (20th Anniversary Tour)

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Their Record 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of...

Arrested Development (20th Anniversary Tour)

Serengeti, Organic Flow

Monday, October 15, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $50.00

This event is 21 and over

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Arrested Development (20th Anniversary Tour)
Arrested Development (20th Anniversary Tour)
It's been exactly 20 years since Arrested Development (AD) burst upon the scene with a trailblazing album of Hip-Hop music mixed with soul, blues and funk! The group coined
their style "Life Music". That music would go on to win 2 Grammy awards; Best Rap Single (Tennessee) and the first hip-hop artist to win the coveted Best New Artist award.
With a mixed group of men and women, a focus on consciousness, melody & musicality, they opened the doors for groups like The Fugees, Goodie Mob, OutKast, Erykah Badu,
The Roots & Black Eyed Peas. Without Dionne Farris's soaring vocals on on the single Tennessee, would the world have accepted a young Lauyrn Hill crooning on "Killing Me Softly" as hip-hop? Rolling Stone magazine crowned Arrested Development Band of the Year and VH-1 named them one of the Greatest Hip-Hop artists of all time!

The band stopped doing music for 5 years and now are back with an explosive 1TIME ONLY anniversary tour, where they'll rock back to back hits from the debut album, 3 years, 5 months & 2 days in the life of...". AD is not just looking at the past, they will also release a new FREE album to give to their legion of fans! The new album, "Standing At The Crossroads" (SATCR) releases 12am, August 6th.
(online only) That same night Arrested Development will be featured on TVone's hit show "UNSUNG". So get your tickets today for the ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT anniversary tour, pick up their new FREE record at midnight August 6th, and celebrate
the golden era of hip-hop with 20 years of Arrested Development!
Serengeti's music is a sharp departure from most mainstream hip hop, which he considers "depressing" and always consists of "the same redundant ideas." His music includes numerous references to Chicago culture often done in character as one of his several personae. On the title track of his album Dennehy, Serengeti assumes the role of "Kenny," a married man who loves Chicago Bears and Chicago White Sox with a thick Chicago accent reminiscent of Bill Swerski's Superfans. The track makes numerous references that would be well known to a Chicagoan, including the radio station WCKG, polish and Italian sausage, Tom Skilling, Mike Ditka, Dave Corzine, Portillo's Restaurants and "The Super Bowl Shuffle."

In an interview, Serengeti said he created Dennehy as an "answer to common complaints about hip-hop" and "to put the fun back in hip-hop." Although the album helped him garner a large fanbase, Serengeti's other albums explore different genres of music from garage rock, electronic music, underground hip hop and experimental hip hop.
Organic Flow
Organic Flow
Known for their innovative style, Organic Flow create cultural dialogue through their music. They are known in the Chicagoland area for their process of respectfully combining elements of jazz and hip hop music. The band is a quartet composed of Zane Ranney (drums), Michael Cantafio (guitar), Liam Bird (vocals) and Jake Rechia (bass), but also calls on many feature members and guest artists.
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622