The Sheldon Concert Hall Will Curate New Music Series with Hip-Hop Group Illphonics
In September, The Sheldon Concert Hall will partner with hip-hop group Illphonics to curate a new concert series dedicated to highlighting musical talents in the city. “This is going to be groundbreaking on so many levels for not only The Sheldon, but the hip-hop community in St. Louis as a whole,” says emcee and lead vocalist Illphonics Larry “Fallout” Morris.
This isn’t the first time that the concert hall has been acquainted with the music group. In 2014, Illphonics submitted their song “Mound City March” to The Sheldon for its STL250 songwriting competition – a contest organized to encourage local musicians to write music dedicated to St. Louis’ 250th anniversary. The group came in second place and has since developed a long-standing relationship with the venue where they have performed annually.
Illphonics formed as a musical group in 2006 by group members Larry Morris, Keith Moore, Kevin Koehler, Simon Chervitz and Chaz Brew. They have supported musical acts such as Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa and The Roots, among others, performed at music festivals such as Loufest and SXSW and have been recognized locally as Best Hip-Hop Group by the Riverfront Times.
The series will begin on Sept. 14 and feature special guest Black Spade – a well-known producer and vocalist in St. Louis. The following concerts will take place on Nov. 16 and Jan. 19 featuring Looprat, Mathias and the Pirates, and Midwest Avengers and Anthony Lucius, respectively. Tickets for each show can be purchased on the Sheldon’s website.
Featured photo courtesy of Madeleine Ragsdale. Photo courtesy of Illphonics.