Grieves

Grieves

Greater Than, J. Lately

Tue · October 9, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$15 in Advance / $17 at the Door

This event is all ages

Grieves
Grieves
Since his birth in Chicago, IL, Benjamin Laub (aka Grieves) enjoyed a diverse musical upbringing, exposed at an early age to the city’s local jazz and blues clubs by his father. After relocating to Fort Collins, CO and eventually Seattle at age 19, Grieves had broadened his array of musical influences to include punk rock and eventually became completely immersed in Hip Hop as an art form.

Following his debut album Irreversible in 2007, Grieves began collaborating with local Seattle-based producer Budo, a talented multi-instrumentalist that helped complete the organic-yet-intense sound of 15 melodic, sample-free tracks that became 88 Keys & Counting. Following rave reviews of the album’s mainly digital release, Grieves and Budo hit the road once again to set up shop in New York City, where they are currently at work on the follow-up to 88 Keys, due for a Fall release this year on Rhymesayers. Untethered to common restraints of the hip-hop genre, the combination of Grieves’ singing and rapping with the refreshing horn, guitar, and keyboard driven production by Budo presents Grieves strongest work to date.
Greater Than
Greater Than
An epic trifecta of talent was born when three separate stars collided at the speed of light and formed GREATER THAN. If you’re a hip-hop fan, you’ve likely heard of one or all of these three artists who have mind-melded into one.
Having joined forces to rap circles around diverse and unexplored landscapes, the list of credentials is long for this well-versed trio:


GRYNCH, hailed as The King of Ballard, has been an icon of the Pacific Northwest hip-hop scene since 2004 and adds a highly sought after layer of nostalgia; while, FEARCE VILL, previously of Dyme Def, brings his distinctive brand of heartfelt hip-hop, paired with fearless rhymes; and finishing off the trio is Rhymesayers’s own GRIEVES, who’s been on the scene for a decade, building a name for himself with his five solo projects and rigorous touring schedule. This time around, he takes the producer’s seat and creatively elevates the experience to a level that will slap the ever-living shit out of your speakers. No beat is safe, no earhole is secure. So buckle up and enjoy the ride.
J. Lately
J. Lately
J.Lately distinguishes himself as an emcee with his soulful style and laid back flow. A true appreciation for music along with the unique ability to put everyday life into a relatable perspective has allowed him to flourish in the local Bay Area scene and beyond. His music possesses the rare ability to make you contemplate and vibe out simultaneously, finding the perfect balance between the conscious and the stoner. Coming from the small town of Sebastopol, and having split time between Oakland and Southern California, his influences are eclectic and mesh together effortlessly to form his own individual style. A relentless drive has kept Lately on tour across the country with artists such as Zion I, Locksmith, and A-Plus of the Hieroglyphics. He has released multiple solo and collaborative projects, with his most recent solo album, Be Fucking Happy, garnering the attention of many notable blogs and listeners alike. Go to www.justlatelymusic.com for more information, updates, and releases.
Venue Information:
Cornerstone
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.cornerstoneberkeley.com/