Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Donald Glover Back in Austin

It should come as a surprise to no one that tickets for Donald Glover's show at Emo's outside stage tomorrow night are unavailable. For those of you who don't know, Donald Glover is on the show Community, he's a comedic actor but he's also a musician. More accurately he's a rapper, to be honest, I don't know if he really plays any instruments. The bill has his name listed separately from Childish Gambino but, to the best of my knowledge, they go together like shoo bop shoo bop shoo bop. I caught a mini-"freestyle" (that was on the teleprompter) from D. Glover at the MtvU Woodie Awards during SXSW but I'm excited to see a full set. All I've really heard so far are the random mixtape appearances, most prominently on Jamie XX's brilliant remix of Adele's smash-hit, Rolling in the Deep.

Adele - Rolling in the Deep Remix by Jamie XX featuring Childish Gambino video via YouTube

You can download an EP from Childish Gambino via a Mediafire link on the band's blogspot. I am downloading it right now as well so I don't really have much to talk about. Apparently the songs are culled from an upcoming LP, Freaks and Geeks? I'm kind of unclear on all of this but I'm guessing it will all be made more clear when the IAMDONALD tour hits Emo's tomorrow night. We shall see. In the meantime, check out Childish Gambino's first official music video:

Childish Gambino - Freaks and Geeks video via YouTube