Injury Reserve

PopGun Presents

Injury Reserve

Apr 24

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Elsewhere - Zone One

Brooklyn, NY

$5

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Injury Reserve
Injury Reserve
"Injury Reserve, a rap trio from Phoenix who recorded their debut mixtape in a dentist’s office (and titled it Live
from the Dentist Office), have had an interesting journey from the suburbs to a coveted “A MINUS” from Robert
Christgau, the “Dean of American rock critics,” in his column for Noisey. From playing house shows to being
played on Beats 1 Radio by Ebro. How did it all happen? What makes producer Parker Corey and rappers
Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T special?
For Complex, it’s their boundary-pushing, “DIY weirdness.” For Billboard, their fashion sense and fearless

honesty. Pigeons and Planes admires their group dynamic, calling them “one of the best new groups in hip-
hop,” while Mass Appeal nods to their cinematic vision. Anthony Fantano’s interest in their ability to balance

tradition with innovation is well-documented on the Needle Drop, where he published 8/10 reviews of Live from
the Dentist Office and last year’s Floss. The latter, a major breakthrough for the group with features from Cakes
da Killa and Vic Mensa, is energetic, refined, and in Christgau’s words, “the most unpretentious hip-hop you
ever heard.”
While they do like to keep a low profile, often straining to appear unaffected by the attention, the reality is that a
lot has changed lately in the lives of Corey, Groggs, and Ritchie. They moved their studio from the Phoenix
dental office where Corey’s grandfather practices to a house in Altadena, California, and upon arrival recorded
seven of the most aggressively forward-thinking tracks in their catalog, provocative as it already is. Drive It Like
It's Stolen, the groups newest project, plays contrasting and sometimes contradictory signs of emotional tone
against one another in the same style as, but more concisely and perhaps successfully than, Floss."
Venue Information:
Elsewhere - Zone One
599 Johnson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
http://www.elsewherebrooklyn.com/