Formed in the early ’90s, the Oakland-based rap duo the Coup featured the lyrical skills of Boots Riley and DJ Pam. They dropped their debut album, Kill Your Landlord, on Wild Pitch Records in 1993, and their in-your-face style of political rap quickly earned them respect from critics and fans across the nation. They were quickly signed by Capitol Records and released Genocide and Juice (1994), another scathing political tome.
After a four-year hiatus, the Coup returned in late 1998 with their third full-length album, the provocatively titled Steal This Album.
Blake Gardner headlines Dream Factory benefit concert at Mojo’s in Columbia, MO!
On November 28th Mojo’s in Columbia, MO will be hosting a special charity event to help raise money for The Dream Factory, headlined by Syndicate Management artist Blake Gardner. The Dream Factory is an all-volunteer organization that grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children. The specific chapter we will be helping is the central Missouri chapter, which includes Columbia, Fulton, Jeff City, Boonville, and surrounding areas. This is a great local charity that helps many kids every year, and grants them dreams, such as going to Disney World, Shopping sprees, or specific gifts. We will be taking donations from any guests and all door proceeds will go to The Dream Factory to help the children. More information about the organization can be found at CentralMissouriDreamFactory.org
Blake Gardner wraps up 2012 live performances with a series of Columbia shows.
Blake Gardner will finish up 2012 concerts with a series of performances in his college town of Columbia, MO. Dates include a series of SubStock shows in association with local sandwich shop Sub Shop as well as headlining events at local venue The Bridge and a benefit concert for The Dream Factory organization at Mojo’s. Dates are as follows:
Blake Gardner HEADLINES Sub Shop’s Sub Stock Event at Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia, MO!
Blake Gardner joins an amazing lineup of Blues and Rock musicians as the headliner for this years Sub Stock event in downtown Columbia, MO. He will take the stage at 10:30 PM on Saturday night (September 22) after The Rev. Al Green caps off the main stage at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival! Sub Shop’s event is free to the public and will include low prices on draft beers and pulled pork sandwiches. The restaurant will be open for business as well with Sub Shop’s amazing array of sandwiches and sides!
Omega and Blake Gardner participate in The 2012 Big Rick Benefit Concert
Syndicate Management artists Omega and Blake Gardner are giving back to their communities this week by participating in The 2012 Big Rick Benefit Concert at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO.
The benefit is hosted by Columbia music producer (and Syndicate Owner) Tim “Heez On Fire” Hanson and will feature several of the Midwest’s most talented musicians.
All show proceeds will benefit The Rickey Bifford Memorial Fund towards purchase of a headstone for the grave of Rickey Bifford at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, MO. Rickey was a gifted musician and performer who’s life was taken short in a tragic murder in Tampa, Florida on August 15, 2009. His body was returned to his native town of Columbia, Missouri but funds were never made available to purchase an actual headstone for the grave. Currently, a plastic placard is the only bearing of his name at the grave site.
Advance tickets are available for a limited time at the discounted price of only $5. After they are gone, tickets will be $7. Tickets are available through The Blue Note box office: