By Joey Lopez
Whatever your New Year’s resolutions may be, the one thing at the top of your list should be more bumping and grooving to some of the funkiest shows January has to offer. 2019 is here and what better way to break in the New Year than to shake off the snow, dancing away those winter blues and getting smothered in the warm embrace of some bone-rattling bass.
January 5 at Fortune Sound Club
One of the most underrated rappers in the business is coming to town to tour his strongest releases yet, so you’re not going to want to miss this. Get up close and personal with the Chicago-based rapper and let Mick Jenkins take you on a tour of his mind with his powerful one-of-a-kind lyricism.
January 12 at the Vogue Theatre
Have you ever craved for early 2000s nostalgia but with a touch of neo-funk to cater to your modern sensibilities? Well, English R&B artist NAO is about to bring her self-proclaimed brand of wonky funk to the Vogue Theatre. Satisfy the needs of your soul with some of these guaranteed grooves.
January 16 at VENUE
Toronto-based hip-hop duo 88GLAM have only been around since 2017 and these cats are aiming to light-up VENUE with their fresh sound that’s reminiscent of Drake’s OVO style with a touch of that southern trap that we all know and love. Catch them before they blow up because it’s only a matter of time before 88GLAM is on the tip of everyone’s tongues.
January 30 at Commodore Ballroom
When it comes to new experiences to change their perspectives, most people disembark on month long journeys to Asia or Europe. That won’t be the case for when Mykki Blanco comes to town at the end of the month to completely blow your mind into a million pieces and open your eyes wider than previously thought possible. This gender-fluid rapper is unlike anyone else in the game and is going to fuck your shit right up with a show that is certain to be unforgettable.