Hobo Johnson

Saturn Presents:

Hobo Johnson


Sat. June 23, 2018

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


$18.00 - $20.00


This event is 18 and over

Hobo Johnson
Hobo Johnson
Sacramento, CA alternative hip-hop artist Hobo Johnson is Frank Lopes Jr; often backed by his bandmates “The Lovemakers.” In November 2017, Hobo Johnson released the record The Rise of Hobo Johnson, which Frank wrote during a time he had to live out of his '94 Toyota Corolla - hence his self-given pseudonym. On April 17, 2018, Hobo Johnson released the highly-anticipated single "Peach Scone" (both the studio and live version), which debuted on Spotify’s New Music Friday. (Listen to "Peach Scone" here.) The new single comes on the heels of Hobo Johnson's "Peach Scone" live performance video, which was posted online as a submission for NPR’s Tiny Desk contest. The live video of that unreleased track got Hobo Johnson much more than expected. In just 7 weeks, the "Peach Scone" video racked up over 14.6 million views on Facebook and YouTube. Across all socials, their followers have grown from 10,000 total to well over one million followers. Their fervent new fans boosted the 2017 The Rise of Hobo Johnson album to #8 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart and #11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. Hobo Johnson has also caught the attention of big media players like MTV who tweeted "Very much in love with @_hobojohnson" and a feature from Perez Hilton and The Needle Drop. Five different songs from The Rise of Hobo Johnson have charted on Spotify's Global Viral 50, US Viral 50, Australia Viral 50, UK Viral 50, Canada Viral 50, Philippines Viral 50, Spain Viral 50, NZ Viral 50, Ireland Viral 50, Netherlands Viral 50. It has also appeared on on Spotify's Tear Drop, Viral Hits Canada, Viral Hits AUS & NZ. This year, fans can look forward to more US and international tour dates from Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers.
*Abolish ICE*

Immigrant families being separated by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) isn't new, but the recent children incarceration called attention to the overall immorality of the agency. What can we do about it?
This show is raising money for the Birmingham-based Shut Down Etowah campaign, which strives to close the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, AL, due to its cruel treatment of prisoners and ICE detainees.
You can learn more about the campaign at http://shutdownetowah.org/about-the-campaign/

Performing, in support:

Erthling - https://rapishard.bandcamp.com/
Erthling is a psychedelic hip-hop veteran. His music takes your hand on a walk through a city in springtime. You can hear it, bright flowers, brimming with dew that drips onto cracked concrete.
Erthling is a fixture in the Birmingham rap scene, with MCs nationwide clamoring for his beats, and shows throughout the state hoping that his credibility canonizes their stage.

Black Plastique - http://SoundCloud.com/b-p205
Black Plastique's beats have a certain nostalgia to them. Conversely, his lyrics are staunchly political. The foundation of his eccentrically catchy music offers a compelling platform for Black Plastique to rap about the state of the world, which is outright alarming.

DJ Suaze - https://suaze.bandcamp.com
Suaze is a Birmingham producer and DJ who is an intrinsic thread through the fabric of Birmingham’s music scene. His compositions draw from classic hip-hop tradition, with a heavy dose of experimentation, resulting in densely layered tracks that will get heads bobbing, and minds pondering.
Venue Information:
200 41st Street S
Birmingham, AL, 35222