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Death of the Boombox

“Death of the Boombox” is a song that I did on the “WORKING MAN” album by Prolyphic & Buddy Peace. It also features our Brooklyn fam, the Metermaids. This song is not a rehashing of the played out “hip-hop is dead” argument, nor is it a eulogy for the revered portable stereos of the past. It is an energetic return to a lost moment in time when sharing music with friends didn’t involve an internet connection. Songs were simply blasted throughout the neighborhood from two speakers perched on top of a b-boy’s shoulder. “Dig…put your back into it.”

image by Pat Jensen

We are all about to do shows together in Brooklyn NYC, Providence RI, and Portland Maine. We will also be joined by B. Dolan and special guests! Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

“Copper Gone” TOUR DATES – US, CAN, UK, EURO

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The Sage Francis “Copper Gone” World Tour 2014 is in support of the COPPER GONE album, dropping June 3rd. All information for the US, CA, UK, and EURO tour dates are listed below. (NEW DATES HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED IN FINLAND, AUSTRIA, SWEDEN and ENGLAND.)

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5/29 STANHOPE, NJ – Stanhope House - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Metermaids
5/30 NYC – Le Poisson Rouge – Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Metermaids
5/31 BOSTON, MA – Middle East – Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, TBA
6/02 TORONTO, ON – Opera House - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, TBA
6/03 PITTSBURGH, PA – Altar Bar - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Lord Grunge
6/05 CHICAGO, IL – The Abbey - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, No Bird Sing
6/06 MADISON, WI – High Noon Saloon - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, TBA
6/07 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – First Ave - Tickets
Openers: CECIL OTTER, B. Dolan
6/09 ENGLEWOOD, CO - Gothic Theatre - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Wheelchair Sports Camp
6/10 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Urban Lounge - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, TBA
6/11 MISSOULA, MT – Palace Lounge - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Codependents
6/12 VANCOUVER, BC – Fortune Sound Club - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, TBA
6/13 SEATTLE, WA – Neumo’s - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Sleep of Oldominion
6/14 PORTLAND, OR – Alhambra Theatre - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Sleep of Oldominion
6/16 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Independent - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Sleep of Oldominion
6/17 SOLANA BEACH (San Diego), CA – Belly Up Tavern - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Sleep of Oldominion
6/18 LOS ANGELES, CA – The Troubadour - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Sleep of Oldominion
6/20 PHOENIX, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Sleep of Oldominion
6/21 ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Sunshine Theater - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Sleep of Oldominion
6/22 EL PASO, TX – Tricky Falls - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Sleep of Oldominion
6/24 DALLAS, TX – Club Dada - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Sleep of Oldominion
6/25 AUSTIN, TX – Mohawk - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Sleep of Oldominion
6/26 NEW ORLEANS, LA – Southport Hall – Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, DJ Quickie Mart
6/27 BATON ROUGE, LA – Spanish Moon - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Sleep of Oldominion
6/29 ATLANTA, GA – Terminal West - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Seez Mics, Cas One
7/01 WASHINGTON, DC – U Street Music Hall - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Prolyphic, Seez Mics
7/02 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Union Transfer - Tickets
Openers: B. Dolan, Prolyphic, Metermaids
7/04 PROVIDENCE, RI – Fete Ballroom - Tickets
Openers: Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Metermaids

UK/EURO TOUR DATES (more to be listed soon):


Oct 10 IRELAND – Sligo @ Fifth on Teeling
Oct 11 IRELAND – Belfast @ Voodoo TICKETS
Oct 12 IRELAND – Dublin @ Sugar Club TICKETS
Oct 14 ENGLAND – Newcastle @ (TBA)
Oct 15 SCOTLAND – Glasgow @ Oran Mor TICKETS
Oct 16 ENGLAND – Manchester @ Gorilla TICKETS
Oct 17 ENGLAND – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club TICKETS
Oct 19 WALES – Cardiff @ The Globe TICKETS
Oct 20 ENGLAND – Bristol @ The Fleece TICKETS
Oct 21 ENGLAND – Brighton @ The Haunt TICKETS
Oct 22 ENGLAND – London @ Village Underground TICKETS
Oct 24 ENGLAND – Reading @ The Bowery District TICKETS
Oct 25 BELGIUM – Brussels @ Botanique/Rotonde TICKETS
Oct 26 HOLLAND – Amsterdam @ Melkweg TICKETS
Oct 28 FRANCE – Paris @ Point Ephemere TICKETS
Oct 29 FRANCE – Dijon @ La Vapeur TICKETS
Oct 30 FRANCE – Vendome @ Les Rockomotives TICKETS
Oct 31 FRANCE – Strasbourg @ Laiterie TICKETS
Nov 02 GERMANY – Cologne @ Underground TICKETS
Nov 03 GERMANY – Hamburg @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich TICKETS
Nov 05 DENMARK – Copenhagen @ Vega TICKETS
Nov 06 NORWAY – Oslo @ John Dee TICKETS
Nov 07 SWEDEN – Stockholm @ Debaser Strand TICKETS
Nov 09 GERMANY – Berlin @ Privatclub TICKETS
Nov 10 GERMANY – Munich @ Ampere TICKETS
Nov 11 GERMANY – Frankfurt @ Zoom TICKETS
Nov 13 SWITZERLAND – Geneva @ Usine TICKETS
Nov 14 SWITZERLAND – Zurich @ Rote Fabrik TICKETS
Nov 15 SWITZERLAND – Bern @ Dachstock – Reitschule TICKETS
Nov 16 AUSTRIA – Vienna @ B72
Nov 19 SWEDEN – Lund @ Mejeriet
Nov 21 FINLAND – Helsinki @ Kuudes Linja

If your city or country hasn’t been listed, that does not mean we have no love for it. We’re doing our best to get to as many places as we can so let your local promoters know. Remember to sign up for the mailing list at Strange Famous Records so you don’t miss any updates.

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Mar 14

Prolyphic Tourdates!

To make sure you don’t miss any announcements, make sure you sign up for the mailing list on our homepageThese shows are in promotion of my new “WORKING MAN” album with Buddy Peace, AVAILABLE NOW!

Butte, MT - 08/17 
@Original Festival
665 N. Main St. Butte, MT
All Ages. Click here for TICKETS.



Mar 11
Mar 03

Sage Francis beanies and a birthday roll call.

Beanies, skullies, winter caps…Whatever you call these things, we’ve got em:

You can order yours HERE.
In other news, it was Varick Pyr’s birthday yesterday. He produced the beat for “Bridle” on my A Healthy Distrust album.

Varick Pyr now goes by the name of Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

“Pitchers of Silence” lyrics

I never held a funeral for that big part of me that died.
I need to put these thoughts to rest.
I need to find a peace of mind.
I need to piece my mind,
I need to find a piece of mind to rest in.
I need to find someone to confide in then let the rest in.
I need to start resting.
Needless to say, I couldn’t hide.
While thinking, Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Black zip-up “SAGE” hoodies are back in stock!

Design by Sarah “Inkymole” Coleman!
All of our hoodies are available here:

Feb 01

Have a Hell of a New Year

Here is a live version of “Hell of a Year” where I rap the song over a piano by Nathan Matthews. Every few years something happens that makes the lyrics of this song ring more true to me. This happened to be one of those years, so I’d like to dedicate this live version to 2012. My resolution for the new year will be to finally drop my first official album since Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

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Sleep of Oldominion's new album "Oregon Failure" (produced by Maulskull) drops April 15! Pre-order yours on SIGNED CD here.

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