Crosstown Rebels founder Damian Lazarus has a decade-long history of DJing that speaks for itself, but this month, he's showcasing another set of abilities, namely, his production skills on his debut artist album, Smoke the Monster Out (released earlier this week on Get Physical).
He'll thusly leave the turntables at home and instead take a live setup on the road this month, one tailor-made to showcase tracks off the new release. As recently noted on XLR8R.com, Smoke the Monster includes a number of calmer, more introspective tracks that we're perhaps used to hearing from Lazarus. The live shows, however, will offer clubbier, more upbeat versions of those cuts, along with Swedish twin vocalists Taxi Taxi and a film specifically made for the performances.
05/23 Detroit, MI - Movement Festival
05/25 Detroit, MI - Old Miami
05/30 New York, NY - Marcy Hotel
06/05 El Paso, TX - Studio 69
06/06 Los Angeles, CA - Get Lost
06/11 Austin, TX - Light Bar
06/12 Miami, FL - Electric Pickle
06/14 Chicago, IL - Green Dolphin (Daytime Show)
06/14 Chicago, IL - Spy Bar
07/03 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
07/04 Mexico City, Mexico - TBA
07/05 Los Angeles, CA - Standard Hotel
07/10 Houston, TX - Rich's
07/11 Denver, CO - Beta