From Speak Out!:
Jeb Middlebrook kicks off The Segregated City Tour
Few performers dare to openly discuss, let alone plan a tour around, class and race dynamics that play quietly in the background of their nightly sets.
Enter Jeb Middlebrook aka Jus Rhyme, an unabashed hip-hop artist, community organizer, and Ph.D. who was born in the 70s, raised during Reganomics and NAFTA, came-of-age during 9/11 and the War on Terror, and came-into-his-own during the Tea Party and Occupy movements.
This Ph.D./MC boasts industry credentials including MTV, NBC, ABC, VH1 and the Associated Press, but for this tour he is going consciously grassroots. With one Black man in the White House, 1 out of every 6 people across race in the Poor House, and 1 out of every 100 people in the Big House, Jus seeks to make sense of our collective struggles and relationships across race and class, through music.
His offering: The Segregated City Tour: 10 Shows. 10 Days. The 10 Most Segregated Cities in the United States.
Watch the tour LIVE! December 8-21, 2011 at:segregatedcity.com
12/8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Viento y Agua Coffee House, 7PM (4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814) +
12/10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Brewing Grounds for Change, 8PM (2008 North Farwell Avenue) ^
12/11 - Chicago, IL @ Green Mill Jazz Club, 7PM (4802 North Broadway) +
12/12 - Detroit, MI @ East Bar, 8PM (15045 Mack Ave)+
12/13 - Cleveland, OH @ Root Cafe, 7PM (15118 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH) +
12/14 - Buffalo, NY @ The Tudor Lounge, 9PM (335 Franklin St.)+
12/15 - New York, NY @ Third Eye (Sol)lation, 7:30PM (1501 Broadway; J-Train - Halsey stop; Brooklyn, NY)
12/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Rotunda, 6PM (4014 Walnut Street)
12/18 - Cincinnati, OH @ Habit's Cafe, 9PM (3036 Maison Rd.) +
12/19 - St. Louis, MO @ Historic Crossroads, 8PM (2201 South 7th St.) +
12/20 - Des Moines, IA @ Billy Joe's Lounge , 8PM (1701 25th St.)+ *
12/21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Palmer's Bar, 5PM (500 Cedar Ave South) *
+ WITH MAYDA
^ WITH TOUSSAINT MORRISON
* BONUS SHOWS