Kenneth Ryan Anthony, whose stage name is R. Prophet, was arrested by Kentucky State troopers outside of Elizabethtown on Monday night for resisting arrest at a traffic safety checkpoint. The arrest required multiple instances of tasing of Anthony by troopers. The Louisville native first achieved fame as a member of Nappy Roots and has left the group five years ago to begin a solo career. WHAS TV has the story.
Surf over to hotnewhiphop.com and listen to the new Nappy Roots tune, “Ain’t Gon Stop.”
Ticket giveaways have been used in the past to secure free advertising on the one hand and to beef up the crowd for a not-so-best-selling show on the other. They have also been utilized mostly by the larger venues – but no more. Here’s a batch of giveaways at unexpected clubs:
UPDATE: Backseat Sandbar has tix to Built To Spill and Marco Benevento
Free tickets to see The Melvins Lite at the Vernon Club, via Buzzgrinder.
Tickets to see The Memorials at Zazoo’s, via MusiCULTURE.
Tickets to see Moon Taxi at Zazoo’s, via MusicCULTURE.
Tickets to see Nappy Roots at Zazoo’s, via MusiCULTURE.
MusiCULTURE also has tickets to these Headliners shows: The Whigs, Ponderosa and Deer Meet this Friday; and Built to Spill, Helvetia and Sister Crayon on Saturday
Then there are the usual radio giveaways for free advertising there:
WQMF has giveaways for Springsteen at YUM!, The Dark Side Of The Wall at Iroquois Amphitheatre and The Moody Blues at Horseshoe Casino on December 7.
WTFX The Fox has tickets to see Theory Of A Deadman and Snow Patrol.
WAMZ is offering a couple of seats to see Carrie Underwood.
WFPK is offering a couple of tickets to see Fiona Apple, plus dinner at Bristol Bar And Grille.