Alex Kruse, owner of Kraftworks Taphouse downtown Salem, doesn’t put on a lot of shows. But when he does, they’re usually amazing. Including this little gem. Gift of Gab (in case you didn’t know) is the frontman of the legendary supergroup Blackalicious: a hip hop duo from Sacramento, CA. Gift of Gab has been praised by critics for his rapping skills and has been called a “walking encyclopedia of MC styles.” It’s pretty exciting to have him performing here in Salem and also that he’ll be sharing the stage with some of our own homegrown talent. AND, there will also be an art showing by California artist Stump One. There looks to be a lot of interest in this show (rightfully so), so you best be getting your tickets soon. Tickets are available at Kraftworks at 241 Liberty St NE. There are 50 pre-sales for $10 – after that $15. Music starts at 8:00pm.
About The Author
Julie was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. She started playing bass guitar in the late 80s and played in local bands Good Question, butterMilk and the Other. She took time off the music scene in the late 90s to raise a family. She came back to bass in 2014 and once again got involved in the local music scene. She plays bass in Marc and The Horsejerks and Mr. Frederick's Production Co. She has been the music writer/editor for Salem Weekly since May 2015.