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January 22, 2019

Never Belonged

By: Laurie Gallardo

Somewhere along the music-sphere, your Austin Music Minute host read that expectations for St. Paul-based artist deM atlaS‘ first full-length release were high. Josh Turner, the mind behind the moniker, has been making waves in the Twin Cities’ scene for some time now, so the anticipation for Bad Actress was way up there. Little did his fan base (and reviewers) know it would be an epic upheaval, mixing multiple genres and unnerving the senses with the emotions of a survivor following what he’s described as “…the hell that’s inside of you.”

Released last year, the hip-hop/rock/acoustic/gospel-tinged poetic construction of Bad Actress reflects the tumultuous ebb and flow of manic depression, as well as the healing that follows toxic relationships.

deM atlaS will be in Austin for a show tomorrow (Wednesday) night at Emo’s, 2015 E. Riverside Dr., opening for Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere, along with fellow Minneapolis hip-hop artists The Lioness and DJ Keezy. An excellent bill all around. Doors open at 7 p.m. Recommended.

-Image courtesy of the artist.



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