Unlikely Heroes bring high energy hip hop punk to Bottom of the Hill on Friday night, and jumping around with front man Enon Gaines is gonna make you sweat good. The genre mash up isn’t so unusual as it might seem. As it turns out, both styles got their start in 1970s New York City and have an expressive authenticity at their root. (Check out this fantastic Rap Fan’s Guide To Punk, which details the shared history.) Unlikely Heroes throws in an eclectic twist with many musical and cultural influences, making their set a great companion to almost any club night. Friday the band will be joined by indie/dance rockers First In Flight and Life Size Models, as well as special guest for their set Georgia hip hop artist Kushton Dior who, Gaines says, “has seriously infectious flow and cadence”. It will no doubt be a hell of a show.
Check out their track “Up for Days” – and then grab your tickets for Friday night here.
NOTE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated May 12th was a Saturday night. It is a Friday. The post is updated to reflect this.