On October 10, the guitarist Steve Lacy of The Internet is coming to New Orleans for his highly anticipated solo tour for his album Apollo XXI. Lacy’s solo album debut offers an introspective blend of r&b, hip-hop and lofi pop.
At only 21, he has accomplished an admirable resume as a member of the Internet and a contributor on tracks by Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Blood Orange, Mac Miller, Solange and Vampire Weekend. Lacy has gotten attention for his distinctly unique method of making music for the youth and received recognition in Time magazine’s Most influential Teen, as well as being featured on the covers of i-D, Crack, GQ Korea and Document Journal.
He started making beats on his iPhone, and that’s how he produced almost all of his EP Steve Lacy’s Demo, as well as “Pride” from Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Apollo XXI is less eclectic than his work with the Internet and the album’s centerpiece is the second track, “Like Me.” The album was critically acclaimed by the Fader, who called it “one of the most anticipated releases of the year.” The Guardian described it as “a casually confident kaleidoscope.”
Steve Lacy will be performing on October 10 at the House of Blues, 225 Decatur St. and doors open at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $26 -$62.50 and all persons must be 18+ to enter.