Boots Riley, Scalper, DJ Goldstein

by Insiders Dunedin

BOOTS RILEY (Oakland C.A) 
Thursday 17th April :: Chick's Hotel :: 8pm :: R18
FREE with your 2014 ONECARD.

Chick's Hotel Magic Bus Service picks people up at:
7.30pm - Outside Countdown Cumberland St.
7.35pm - Outside Albany St University Library entrance.

Note - this show finishes just before midnight because of Easter trading hours.

$8 Red Bull Vodkas special at Chick's

Direct from Oakland, California, legendary MC from conscious rap pioneers The Coup and front man of Street Sweeper Social Club (with Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello), Boots Riley comes to Dunedin for a very special acoustic performance. 

Boots has been at the cusp of hip-hop and radical politics in the Bay Area. With a catalogue 7 albums deep dating back to 1993’s acclaimed Kill My Landlord, Boots is the Billy Bragg of hip-hop and a prominent leader of Occupy Oakland. With songs like “ShoYoAss”, “5 Million Ways to Kill a CEO” and “Me and Jesus The Pimp in a ’79 Grenada” Boots has cultivated a funk-fusion sound as innovative as the political content of the rhymes. In 2001 Rolling Stone named Boots “Best Hip-Hop Artist” and wrote of the 2005 release Party Music that “Riley’s rhymes work so well because they’re more about real life than rhetoric…it’s the rare record that makes revolution sound like hot fun on a Saturday night”.

On April 17th, Radio One & The 91 Club features Boots performing an acoustic set at Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers. Boots is supported on the night by Scalper and DJ Goldstein. Scalper is a remarkable hip-hop artist in his own right and former frontman for the London conscious-ethno-hip-hop crew Fun-Da-Mental. Scalper has opened for Public Enemy and many has created his own brooding hip-hop sound with live instruments. DJ Goldstein is host of the award winning politics show The Revolution Will Not be Televised on Radio One and will be spinning golden era sounds. 

Radio One’s 91 Club show is FREE with an activated 2014 Onecard or $10 for entry + a Onecard which entitles the bearer to free entry to the remainder of the monthly 91 Club series. 2014 Onecards can be acquired at Radio One, at the venue on the night or from the Chick's Magic Bus. The Bus is (you guessed it) free with your 2014 Onecard and departs Countdown (Cumberland Street) at 7:30pm and the University of Otago Library entrance (Albany Street) at 7:35pm on the night of the show. Doors at Chick’s Hotel open at 8pm.

The Night before, Boots presents an Open Lecture entitled “Hip-Hop and the Class Struggle” at 5.30pm at the Moot Court, 6th Floor Richardson Building, University of Otago. 

Boots & The Coup:


Quest Dunedin Red Bull and the OUSA - Otago University Students' Association


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