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05.05.16 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo House of Music

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $18 - $20, get tickets

05.06.16 Seattle, WA Neumos

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20, get tickets

05.07.16 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $18 - $20, get tickets

05.09.16 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $19.50, get tickets

05.10.16 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $18 - $20, get tickets

05.12.16 Los Angeles, CA The Novo

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $10, get tickets

05.13.16 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20 - $35, get tickets

05.15.16 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $22, get tickets

05.16.16 Tucson, Arizona Club Congress

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20 - $22, get tickets

05.18.16 Las Vegas, NV Fremont Country Club

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $19, get tickets

05.20.16 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20 - $25, get tickets

05.21.16 Durango, CO Aniamas City Theater

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $25 - $30, get tickets

05.23.16 Denver, CO Cervantes

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $23 - $25, get tickets

05.24.16 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20, get tickets

05.29.16 Saint Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair Grounds (on the Midway)

Soundset 2016: PROF, Soundset w/ Aesop Rock, I Self Devine, Blueprint, P.O.S, Atmosphere, Atmosphere, A$AP Rocky, Future, The Roots, Common, Prof, Doomtree (P.O.S + Dessa + Sims + Cecil Otter + Mike Mictlan + Paper Tiger + Lazerbeak), Machine Gun Kelly, Danny Brown, Lizzo, Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman (Lice), Jay Rock, Post Malone, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Raury, Murs & 9th Wonder, Pharoahe Monch, Mick Jenkins, Goldlink, Pouya, Crazy Legs / Rock Steady Crew, Domo Genesis, Blueprint, DJ Marley Marl, Jazzy Joyce, A-F-R-O, I Self Devine & Muja Messiah Present 9th House, NoName Gypsy, Finding Novyon, Lexii Alijai, Skeme Richards, Baby Shel & DJ Quincy James, Reverie, Jesse De La Pena, DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip, DJ Shannon Blowtorch, DJ Just Nine
11 AM, ALL AGES, $53.00 - $150.00

06.02.16 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $18 - $20, get tickets

06.03.16 Chicago, IL Metro

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock
7 PM, $22 - $24, get tickets

06.04.16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20, get tickets

06.06.16 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20, get tickets

06.07.16 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $22 - $25, get tickets

06.08.16 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20, get tickets

06.10.16 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20, get tickets

06.11.16 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $18 - $20, get tickets

06.13.16 New York, NY Irving Plaza

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $22 - $35, get tickets

06.15.16 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20 - $22, get tickets

06.16.16 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $18- $20, get tickets

06.17.16 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20 - $22, get tickets

06.27.16 Richmond, VA The National

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $18 - $20, get tickets

06.28.16 Washington, DC 930 Club

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $25, get tickets

06.29.16 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20, get tickets

07.01.16 Charlotte, NC Visulite

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
8 PM, 16+, $18, get tickets

07.02.16 Knoxville, TN The International

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $18 - $20, get tickets

07.03.16 Atlanta, GA The Loft At Center Stage

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20 - $22, get tickets

07.05.16 Orlando, FL The Social

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20, get tickets

07.06.16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, get tickets

07.08.16 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20, get tickets

07.10.16 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, get tickets

07.11.16 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $20, get tickets

07.13.16 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7 PM, $18 - $20, get tickets

07.14.16 Dallas, TX Trees Dallas

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock
7 PM, $18 - $20, get tickets

07.15.16 Austin, TX Barracuda

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
9 PM, ALL AGES, $18.00, get tickets

07.17.16 Omaha, NE Slowdown

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
8 PM, 18+, $17.00, get tickets

07.18.16 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue & 7th Street Entry

Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid Tour: Aesop Rock w/ w/ Rob Sonic and DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman and DJ Sosa
7:30 PM, 18+, $20.00

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Aesop Rock

The Impossible Kid

Indie-rap mainstay Aesop Rock has announced his new album, The Impossible Kid, dropping April 29th on Rhymesayers Entertainment, marking his first solo venture since 2012’s Skelethon. On the new album, Aesop continues finding new ways to improve on the skills that have made him one of the kings of indie hip-hop. His creative process now includes a newfound willingness to open up about his personal life, going deep on topics like depression, his sometimes rocky relationship with his family, and the turbulent handful of years that culminated in Aesop leaving his adopted home of San Francisco to live in a barn out in the woods, where he recorded the foundations of The Impossible Kid. There’s also moments of levity though, as Aesop taps into the funny side of his persona that he suppressed during the period where being taken as a serious lyricist was more of a priority. Like Skelethon, Aesop exercised complete creative control over every aspect of the album, from the production (which he…

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Artist Info

Management + Press: info@rhymesayers.com
Booking Agent: Christian Bernhardt

Social Media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Google+
Websites: AesopRock.com900bats.com
Merch: Fifth Element
Streaming: Spotify | Apple Music | Xbox Music | Google Play

*Some music available for streaming on Twitch: [read more]

PRESS:
Pigeons and Planes
Pitchfork: Review | 1 | 2 | 3
NPR
Huffington Post
Alarm Press
CMJ
Prefix Mag
Juxtapoz
BBC Music
Thumped Mag
Paste
SF Weekly: 1 | 2

BIO:
New York-born, San Francisco-based Aesop Rock (aka Ian Bavitz) is a critically acclaimed hip hop artist/producer, recognized for his dense and abstract word play.  Between 1997-2007, he released five solo albums, three EPs, and a 45-minute piece of music designed for runners, commissioned by Nike.  His lyrics have been published in the New York Times Best Seller Hip Hop Speaks to Children, by author/activist Professor Nikki Giovanni (Oct. 2008), as well as Yale University's Anthology of Rap (Nov. 2010).  Aesop is also co-founder of 900bats.com, a creative resource of arts, information, and oddities.

Since the release of Aesop’s last solo album None Shall Pass (2007), Aesop toured the US extensively, as well as Australia, UK and Europe, returning to an eclectic mix of collaborations, landing him both behind the board and in front of the mic.  He provided music for the short film Wallyball (Apr. 2008) for the McSweeney’s “Wholphin” short film series, scored the Ace Norton-directed short film Dewana's Bridal (Sep. 2009), produced the third installment of the Slug and Murs Felt series A Tribute to Rosie Perez (Nov. 2009), contributed both beats and vocals on Kimya Dawson's album Thunder Thighs (Oct. 2011), created music in collaboration with Jeremy Fish's “Ghosts of the Barbary Coast” art show in SF (2009), co-produced SF rock outfit Dirty Ghosts' debut album Metal Moon, (Feb. 2012), and started and recorded albums with two new groups – Hail Mary Mallon (with rapper Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz) and the Uncluded (with Kimya Dawson).  Aesop also started his own imprint, Block Block Chop, which is now the home to his catalog.

Skelethon marks the first entirely self-produced album for Aesop Rock, with additional instrumentation and back-up vocals from the likes of Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Hanni El Khatib, Nicky Fleming-Yaryan, Rob Sonic, and the Grimace Federation, as well as scratch performances provided by long-time friend and collaborator DJ Big Wiz.

Starting off by touching on the death of a close friend in 2008, subject matter wades through subsequent losses, jostled memories, relationships gone awry, and the occasionally amusing, if futile, attempts we make to cope with these things.  There is light humor in the darkest corners, juxtaposed with pitch black in the jokes.  With Kimya Dawson as its sole vocal collaborator, Skelethon is packed with Aesop's unique handle on interweaving imagery and urgency together in what will surely prove to be the centerpiece of his catalog thus far.

"...hyper-enunciated rhymes filled with poetic imagery" - ROLLING STONE

"...raw, intelligent, urgent" - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"...a vulnerable story-telling style that's all too rare among this genre's tough-guys" - NEW YORK MAGAZINE