When: Fri., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. 2016
The man behind Nothing, Nowhere – stylized as “nothing,nowhere.” – is a nameless entity dwelling in the obscure chasm between indie rock and hip-hop. While the artist himself remains an enigma, the vibe of Nothing, Nowhere feels like Alex G and Mick Jenkins hotboxing a closet in Aesop Rock’s dilapidated mansion. A crossfade of Midwestern emo and Southern trap, the cryptic project has amassed a humble following online since debuting Bummer in April of 2015. Despite this steady climb toward fame, an unshakeable sense of social anxiety courses through singles such as “Twenty Something” and “I’m Sorry, I’m Trying,” perhaps revealing the identity of the faceless artist: a painfully shy kid who emerged from the darkness of his basement with something to say. Nothing, Nowhere is slated to perform at Paper Tiger with San Antonio’s Chisme, a hip-hop collective with a twisted taste for the macabre.