The Palmer Squares w/ Rhymesight, OptycNerd, Supah Dope

Party Guru Presents:

The Palmer Squares w/ Rhymesight, OptycNerd, Supah Dope

Tue, October 3, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 Day Of Show

Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

The Palmer Squares
The Palmer Squares
What originally began as an inside joke amongst high school friends, unexpectedly morphed into a legitimate hip-hop duo that has now garnered praise from some of the most respected veterans in the game. Growing up, Acumental and Term had a strong appreciation for the wordplay and the lucid expression hip-hop brought to the table, yet in the mid-2000s, became disillusioned with the direction the genre was headed. One day after school, despite never having the urge to pen a verse before, they conspired amongst themselves to poke fun of the prevailing trends. After sharing these ridiculous parodies with their close friends, they were showered with the anticipated laughs, but also received an overwhelming, unexpected response they could have never foreseen: “write more; this is amazing!” Thus, The Palmer Squares were born.

While the bars have matured over the years, the humor and witty insight are still unmistakably woven into each verse and continue to get sharper with every passing song. Simply put, The Palmer Squares don't fit neatly into any of the pigeonholes perpetuated by folks only passingly familiar with Chicago hip-hop, and that's much to the duo’s credit. Their wacky wordplay, tongue-twisting verses, and limber instrumentals somehow toe the line between the conscious-grounded Native Tongues-style 90s boom-bap and today’s more simplistic, harmonic-driven hits.

In interviews, The Palmer Squares seem to prefer to talk more about comedians such as George Carlin, and crooners from the 60s, than contemporary rappers. Because of their background and mosaic of interests, they are able to craft full, insightful pieces that interlace serious social commentary with easy-going comedic bars that have drawn comparison to the likes of Atmosphere and many other message-heavy hip-hop outliers that have carved meaningful, long-lasting careers in the genre. While many pairings lean heavily on one another to make the dream work, Term and Ac are surprisingly as comfortable individually as they are together, allowing space for each other to maneuver craftily through complex thoughts and ideas. Yet just when you’ve seemingly distinguished the two talents from one another, they will instantly merge into a singular force with the kind of chemistry and understanding that parallels two NBA hall-of-famers that have been by one another’s sides since entering the league.

Easily relatable and endlessly intriguing, today the pair has parlayed those early, unintentional high school rap debuts into an ardent fan base that is as powerful on the U.S. coasts and the northerly neighboring Canada as it is in the Midwest. To date, they’ve hit as high as No. 18 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts, knocked out a 50-date U.S. Tour in 2016, played at SXSW, Soundset and Summer Camp Music Festivals, as well as direct support for the likes of Action Bronson, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Umphrey’s McGee, Slum Village and People Under The Stairs, among others.

Entering the Summer of 2017, The Palmer Squares unleashed a brand-new EP, ‘NaPalm’, and fully intend to set the road ablaze with another multi-date, North American tour. Don’t miss your chance to play a cameo in next chapter of their improbable story…
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205