King No Crown Movie Update: Who Wants A Screening in Their City?

Its been a couple of weeks since I wrote any updates on the King No Crown movie that I’ve been working on. This wasn’t because things haven’t been happening or because I haven’t been working on the film–I certainly have–I just wanted to get a few things ironed out before I gave another update.

In my last update, I was deep in the not-so-fun post-production process. Although I’m not 100% finished with with post-production, I am very close. I’m at least close enough to where I feel comfortable moving forward with the next step, which is… Continue reading

King No Crown Movie Update: Time to Make a Trailer

Photo by C. Piehowicz

This has been an exciting week as far as progress for my King No Crown movie goes.

After a two-week setback that was caused by converting my entire film over to a newer version of Final Cut Pro, I finally finished redoing the color and most of the sound. This allowed me to get the film back where it was before I decided to convert it. Even better, because I now have more powerful features than I did before, things are actually looking and sounding better than they did before. Initially, I wasn’t happy about sacrificing two to three weeks redoing work I had already done but, now that it’s finished, I’m convinced it was worth it. It looks and sounds better than it did before all this, which is all that I could ask.

This week, I started working on a trailer for the film. Continue reading

The Aftermath: Day One


We woke up at 5:30 am on the day following the accident, to make our way back to Clarence, Iowa where my van had been taken to try to get our things.  Clarence is a really small town about ten miles from the scene of the accident, but about 50 miles from where we were staying in Moline IL. Our goal was to get there by 7:30am when they said they would be getting in. Continue reading

El Paso, TX – King No Crown Tour Recap


I’ve had a lot of success in El Paso in the past. In fact, prior to last night, I can’t say I’ve ever had really bad experience there, which is saying a lot considering I’ve been going there and headlining shows for the past ten years. My first time playing in El Paso was the week before my 1988 album was released in the spring of 2005. It was also the first time that we experimented with trying to play a week’s worth of shows in a single state that wasn’t Ohio. The show itself was great and we made a lot of contacts and friends that I still keep in touch with to this day. I actually really dig El Paso, especially the people there.

But last night was one for the books. Continue reading

Dunedin, FL – King No Crown Recap


To be completely honest, I had never heard of Dunedin, FL until I was booked to play there last year.  Since 2011, I have been coming to Florida and putting in a lot of work here, and even though I had played a lot of markets down here, I don’t think I had ever mentioned the city’s name get mentioned.  It wasn’t until my guy Swamburger mentioned that his former roomate Jon had just moved back there that it started coming up in conversation.  I found out that Dunedin FL was just outside of Tampa, had a growing hip-hop scene, and might be worth a shot since my last Tampa show went really well.  I’m always down to try new markets out, so Count Bass D and I performed there for the first time in 2014 on the Respect the Architect tour. Continue reading

Raleigh NC – King No Crown Tour Recap


I’ve always had a good vibe about Raleigh, NC.  Part of it has had to do with the fact that when Illogic and I played a show in Chapel Hill in the summer of 2013 in front of about 10 people (summer shows in college towns are usually a bad idea), the entire crowd had driven in from Raleigh.  Seriously, not a single person from our show was from the city we played in.  Another part of my love for Raleigh comes from the fact that, even though we had a pretty bad show that night, I met a few really awesome people from the Raleigh scene that I continue to keep in touch with. Continue reading

East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest Tour Dates Added to King No Crown Tour


Is your city on the list? The “King No Crown” tour starts on May 21st and has now added East Coast, West Coast, & Northwest dates:

5/21 – Evansville, IN @ PG |
5/22 – Harrisburg, PA @ Appalachian Brewing Co |
5/23 – Washington, DC – Heaven & Hell |
5/24 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House |
5/25 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor |
5/27 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox |
5/28 – Knoxville, TN @ Long Branch |
5/29 – Boone, NC @ The Local |
5/30 – Asheville, NC @ Timo’s House |
5/31 – Columbia, SC @ Back Alley |
6/01 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 |
6/03 – Gainesville, FL @ The Backyard |
6/04 – Orlando, FL @ The Social |
6/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ Rain Dogs |
6/06 – Fort Myers Beach, FL @ Nervous Nellie’s |
6/07 – Dunedin, FL @ The Dunedin Brewery (FREE SHOW) |
6/12 – Austin, TX @ Flamingo Cantina |
6/13 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s |
6/14 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s |
6/17 – Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge |
6/18 – Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground at Evangelo’s |
6/19 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Flux Capacitor |
6/20 – Denver, CO @ Moe’s |
6/21 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater | Continue reading