With his 2005 Definitive Jux release Mo’ Mega still garnering praise, Boston’s reflective rhymer Mr. Lif continues to take on the puzzling challenge that is modern day America in his work, both in the studio and on the road. Add the self-proclaimed “block-rocking, system-knocking, lyrical-gun-cocking funkateers” The Coup, fronted by Boots Riley, to the bill, and there’s an evening worth going out for. The Coup released its debut, Pick A Bigger Weapon, on Epitpah this past spring, garnering praise for their funk-infused rhythms and everyday tales of the street, making the tie-in to Lif both entertaining and relevant.

The two teams join forces in a few short weeks as they embark on a tour around North America. Check ’em while you can.


*11/21 Calgary, Broken City
*11/22 Edmonton, The Starlite Room
11/24 Bellingham, The Nightlight Lounge
11/25 Seattle, Neumos
11/26 Portland, Berbatis Pan
11/30 Hollywood, Knitting Factory
12/01 San Diego, House Of Blues San Diego
12/02 Scottsdale, Chasers Bar And Night Club
12/03 Durango, Abbey Theatre
12/05 Boulder, Fox Theatre
12/06 Denver, Quixotes
12/09 Chicago, The Abbey Pub
12/10 Cleveland Heights
12/112 Toronto, Mod Club
12/13 Montreal, Foufounes Electriques
12/15 Boston, Paradise
12/16 New York, BB Kings Blues Club And Grill
12/17 Baltimore, Ottobar
12/18 Washington, Black Cat
12/19 Philadelphia, First Unitarian Church Sanctuary

*Mr Lif Only