Posted by: Cory | September 12, 2008

Matisyahu @ Headliners – 12/6

Matisyahu, whose name means “Gift of God”, is returning to Louisville Headliners Music Hall on December 6th to bring his gifts of uniquely blended reggae, rock and hip-hop wrapped in traditional jewish themes. Matisyahu was in town right about three years ago on November 8, 2005 & for those that were there, the show was a blast. You can actually download a copy of his 2005 appearance HERE. Since that show, Matisyahu has released Youth, of which only a few songs were played at the 2005 appearance. Although critics were let down by Youth, and although Matis isn’t quite up to par with any of his influences or persons upon whom the stereotypes recall (i.e., reggae ~ Bob Marley, white boy rapper ~ Eminem, etc), it does combine for an incredibly fun and enjoyable set. Also, with a new album set for release in Spring ’09, this might be your first chance to catch what is in store for the future just as you had with the 2005 performance. In the end, it’s a fun show, even if the elements of novelty are a little strong…but where else are you going to see a Hasidic Jewish man rapping like him? (Note: Not HERE)

MatisyahuKing without a Crown

For a full listing of tour dates,

10.18.08 Eagles Club Milwaukee WI
10.19.08 Riviera Theatre Chicago IL
10.22.08 Murat Egyptian Room Indianapolis IN
10.23.08 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit MI
10.25.08 Mr. Small’s Millvale PA
10.26.08 Magic City Music Hall Johnson City NY
10.28.08 Lupo’s at The Strand Providence RI
10.29.08 Orpheum Theatre – Boston Boston MA
10.30.08 Electric Factory Philadelphia PA
11.01.08 Rams Head Live! Baltimore MD
11.02.08 Wellmont Theatre Montclair NJ
11.03.08 Sixth & I / Sixth and I / 6th and I Historic Synagogue Washington DC
11.04.08 Virginia Polytechnic Institute – Burruss Auditorium Blacksburg VA
11.06.08 The NorVa Norfolk VA
11.08.08 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
11.09.08 House Of Blues – New Orleans New Orleans LA
11.10.08 House of Blues – Houston Houston TX
11.11.08 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre Austin TX
11.13.08 Palladium Ballroom Dallas TX
11.15.08 Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ
11.17.08 House of Blues – San Diego San Diego CA
11.18.08 NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE Los Angeles CA
11.19.08 California State University – Bell Memorial Union Chico CA
11.20.08 The Grove of Anaheim Anaheim CA
11.22.08 House Of Blues – Las Vegas Las Vegas NV
11.23.08 Warfield Theatre San Francisco CA
11.24.08 The Catalyst Santa Cruz CA
11.26.08 Harry O’s Park City UT
11.29.08 Ogden Theatre Denver CO
11.30.08 Fox Theatre and Cafe Boulder CO
12.06.08 Headliners Music Hall Louisville KY
12.07.08 Cannery Ballroom Nashville TN
12.09.08 The Blue Note Columbia MO
12.11.08 Bogart’s Cincinnati OH
12.14.08 House of Blues – Cleveland Cleveland OH
12.16.08 The Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto On
12.17.08 Metropolis Montreal Qu
12.18.08 Higher Ground South Burlington VT

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