Sage Francis, Ceschi

Sage Francis

Ceschi

Soda BarSan DiegoCA
$18.00 - $20.00
Ages 21+
Sage Francis, Ceschi LIVE at Soda Bar.

Sage Francis (CEO of Strange Famous Records and 1/2 of the Epic Beard Men) is widely

considered one of our generation's greatest lyricists. His gifted wordplay creates vivid

narratives to instigate as well as inspire, but it often derives from an accumulation of

public disdain and personal turmoil. Dubbed the "forefather of indie-hop” (a subgenre

which gained great traction in the late 90s,) Francis originally earned worldwide

acclaim in the early 2000's by winning the most highly coveted titles of the emcee

battle circuit. This was coupled with the waves he was causing in the newly burgeoning

spoken word scene. Despite having no official distribution or label support, Francis'

unique brand of music spread like wildfire via the advent of file sharing networks

which caught the attention of labels worldwide. With his first studio album, Personal

Journals, Francis daringly set aside the more boastful side of rap by catering to his

poetic leanings and scathing socio-political commentary. By 2005 Sage Francis was the

first hip-hop artist signed to Epitaph Records and soon became one of the highest

selling artists of his genre. Rather than abandon his day-to-day grind at the helm of

SFR, he channeled all of his newfound resources into it, allowing the label to expand in

staff as well as roster. Several studio albums and numerous “Sick of…” mixtapes later,

Uncle Sage has settled into his “old man shaking his fist at a soundcloud” status while

continuing to push buttons from his New England home. New projects are in the

works. A new life is in progress. Don’t…poke…the beard.

Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104