Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson Tour Dates Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson Tour Dates

Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson

Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson

Odd couplings in music are really… well… not that odd. With that requisite disclaimer out of the way I have to say something is really intriguing about the pairing of Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson. It’s Kimya Dawson particular brand of offkilter folk/blues/art rock that’s the wildcard in this pairing. I don’t think anyone is questioning Aesop Rock’s credentials. For over 10 years Aesop is been putting out albums, mainly through Definitive Jux, that have been successful both commercially but also on both the indie and hip-hop circuits. The question is how is that going to blend with Dawson’s music which in my experience seems to draw a ton of attention through its dissonant sound.

If the track I’ve attached is any indication it seems that Aesop has figured a way to deftly weave his verbal yarns into the musical tapestry set forth by Kimya.

The two are on tour right now and for Aesop you have to think in part it’s to promote the new album “Hail Mary Mallon”, which also features collaborations with DJ Big Wiz. The tour promises to be much more stripped-down than what’s likely to be a production heavy release in “Hail Mary Mallon”, but the intimacy of the music played with Dawson is setting up to be a nice change of pace/palate cleanser.

Photos to come…

Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson Tour Dates:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 The Independent San Francisco, CA, US
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Downtown Brewing Company San Luis Obispo, CA, US
Friday, June 17, 2011 Troubadour West Hollywood, CA, US
Saturday, June 18, 2011 The Casbah San Diego, CA, US



2 Responses about “Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson Tour Dates”

  • emery says:

    ummm so who wants to fly me to CA? you will receive eternal loves and my awful singing and tiny kittens, i promise.

  • edwi says:

    They’ll be playing a free show in oly wa at timberland library 4/22/14