Cage, unleashed at Mohawk Place
It's easy to forget about Mohawk Place during the summer months when giant tours come through town, free concert series are plentiful, and there are festivals and events going on, well, every day. But the venerable venue continues to bring in unique acts on the verge of major breakthroughs.
Case in point: Cage. The NYC rapper's latest, Depart From Me, came out last year to widespread acclaim, and he stops by Mohawk on June 21 for a solo show.
His bio is fascinating. Born in Germany, he watched his father—named Bill Murray!—struggle with heroin addiction, and later jailtime. After making his first appearance on record in 1993, he slowly made a name for himself on the New York scene, finally releasing his debut solo album, Movies for the Blind, in 2002.
He's since worked with such disparate folks as Jello Biafra, DJ Shadow, and even Yo La Tengo's James McNew. Actor Shia LaBeouf even spoke of wanting to play Cage in a biopic. Recently, he's been working with rapper/actor Kid Cudi, and comes to Mohawk with some major buzz.