The Northern California musical duo Themselves—rapper Adam Drucker (Doseone) and producer Jel (Jeff Logan)—got started in the late ’90s, bringing heady lyrics to underground hip-hop. They’ve since put out three full-length albums, the most recent of which, CrownsDown, came out last year, following a six-year hiatus.
Richard Terfry, straight out of Nova Scotia, Canada, is a radio host, turntablist and MC who performs under the name Buck 65. He’s got a deep background in hip-hop but touches it up with blues, country, folk and rock influences. And he’s prolific, having released a slew of albums, EPs and singles since 1995.
Why is this important? Because Themselves (above, performing “Gold Teeth Will Roll”) and Buck 65 (below, doing “Dang”), along with Jel and Odd Nosdam and Stabbing Eastwood (featuring Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio), play The Bowery Ballroom on Sunday. Want to go? Then hit up Eddie@BoweryPresents.com, telling him why you deserve a free Sunday night out. He’ll get in touch if you win.