we tourin', y'all by Bryan Lackner

we're hitting the road with Height Keech and Eze Jackson next month as part of this year's Rap Round Robin Tour. PT Burnem and B Rich will also join us on select dates. additional shows to follow. you can find all of the info on our tour over at raproundrobin.com

3.06 - Baltimore, MD- The Crown
3.07 - Annapolis, MD - Metropolitan Kitchen
3.08 - Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
3.09 - Greenville, NC - Limelight
3.10 - Chapel Hill, NC - Zog's Poolhall 
3.11 - Elon, NC - Fat Frogg
3.12 - Charlotte, NC - Milestone
3.13 - Columbia, SC - Conundrum
3.14 - Charleston, SC - Redux Contemporary Art Center
3.15 - Savannah, GA - Graveface Records
3.16 - Orlando, FL - The Space
3.17 - Camp Hill, AL - Sound Lounge
3.18 - Auburn, AL - Balcony Bar
3.21 - Asheville, NC - Odditorium
3.22 - Knoxville, TN - Pilotlight
3.23 - Nashville, TN - Cafe Coco
3.24 - Little Rock, AR - Houser House
3.25 - Houston, TX - Super Happy Fun Land
3.26 - Austin, TX - The Center Spot
3.28 - Los Angeles, CA - Vaucluse Lounge
3.29 - San Francisco, CA- Milk Bar
3.30 - Portland, OR - Ash Street Saloon
3.31 - Olympia, WA - Deadbeat Records
4.01 - Seattle, WA - Vermillion
4.02 - Olympia, WA - Le Voyeur
4.03 - Missoula, MT - Stage 112
4.04 - Billings, MT - Railyard
4.06 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
4.07 - Kansas City, KS - FOKL
4.10 - Grand Rapids, MI- Billy's
4.11 - Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House
4.13 - Cleveland, OH - Pat's In The Flats
4.14 - Youngstown, OH - Knox
4.15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Howler's 
4.16 - Buffalo, NY - Gypsy Parlor
4.19 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion +
4.21 - Dover, NH - Spun Records *
4.22 - Portland, ME - The Asylum*
4.23 - Providence, RI - AS220 * 
4.26 - Manchester, NH- The Shaskeen * 
4.27 - New Haven, CT - Crunch House *
4.29 - Brooklyn, NY - The Flat *
4.30 - Trenton, NJ - Champs * 
5.01 - Philadelphia, PA - Magic Pictures*
5.02 - Baltimore, MD - Windup Space *

+ w/ B Rich
* w/ PT Burnem

"Reparations" by Bryan Lackner

we have a feature on Mic Phelps x djkage's new album, The Grand Design -- "Reparations" is below:

-other things- by Bryan Lackner

we've been quiet, spending a lot of time in the studio working on our new album. it's shaping up nicely...

in the meantime, we decided to put together two mixes that highlight some of our non-Passalacqua work. give 'em a spin: (artwork: Nathan Bortz)

TEDxDetroit - Tuesday, 9.30 by Bryan Lackner

hey, it's Monday!
tomorrow, we're performing at the Detroit Opera House as part of TEDxDetroit. our performance is at 3:30pm (EST), and can be viewed at the live stream below. once the video becomes available, we'll put that here.

CHURCH by Bryan Lackner

after two long years, CHURCH is finally here. thank you for your patience.

Ernest Miller's CHURCHes by Bryan Lackner

photo:  Steve Thrasha

months back, Jamin Townsley (1/2 of The Right Brothers) searched "#CHURCH" on instagram. he came across local photographer Ernest Miller's work, and sent me the photo that would end up being the cover for our new album. 

at our record release party a few weeks ago, Ernest had 7 churches on display, each representing a song from our forthcoming project. he is currently selling these prints, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the James & Grace Lee Boggs School in Detroit

Captured structures stand between the ground and the sky resonating light, a symbol of a hopeful Detroit. With nothing but love and a camera, I hope to share a vision of good stuff lifting us higher. - E.M.

images below. only one of each will ever be made!

THE BAPTISM by Bryan Lackner

 "'Baptism', both aurally and in the film’s incendiary visuals, encapsulates the dichotomies at play throughout the album, sounding at once like the scorching of the earth and the cultivation of new life in its ashes." - PopMatters.com

we're live, y'all.

Next Week by Bryan Lackner

Tuesday, August 12th. "The Baptism" premieres.

if you're in the Detroit area and can't wait that long, The Right Brothers will be holding a scavenger hunt that includes all of their work, as well as a few tracks from CHURCH. click the poster below for more information.

(poster: Nathan Bortz / nbortz.com)

CHURCH by Bryan Lackner

REVIVAL was a great success. thanks to all of the performers, Kim from the Detroit Bus Company, Garret from ASSEMBLE, and everyone that made it out that night. we are incredibly grateful for our community. (photo: n. hagemann)


our new album will be available August 19th. click the photo for pre-order information.

CHURCH + REVIVAL by Bryan Lackner


1. our new album, produced entirely by Flint Eastwood, will be available later this summer. the name of our new album is CHURCH.

2. July 26th will be the first time you'll be able to hear the new album. we will be performing CHURCH in its entirety, and we've brought our friends Tunde Olaniran, Jax + Seth Anderson (first ever performance as SYBLYNG), plus a special guest to help us celebrate. DJ sets all night from Dante LaSalle, Charles Trees + Nothing Elegant.

3. more details in this facebook event. flier by the inimitable Nathan Bortz (nbortz.com)


welcome by Bryan Lackner


welcome to our new website.
we didn't renew our old page, and now it looks like this:


we'll maintain this one a little better.