Fader Fort Teases Lineup
SOB X RBE, Soccer Mommy, YBN Nahmir, and more
By Kevin Curtin,
9:00AM, Tue. Mar. 6, 2018
Details have begun to emerge about the 2018 edition of much ballyhooed live music series Fader Fort, which happens annually during South by Southwest.
After relinquishing its long-held home at Pine Street Station following the conference in 2016 and then spending last year at the Volcom Garden on East Sixth, the Fort moved a few more blocks to 1501 E. Seventh – into the former space of erstwhile French restaurant LaV. Next week, they’ll utilize the interior and surrounding lot for the three-day concert series taking place March 14-16.
Of the six names leaked this morning, the most of-the-moment is SOB X RBE, the Vallejo, Calif., rap foursome that recently traded bars with Kendrick Lamar on last month’s Black Panther Soundtrack. That song, “Paramedic!,” cracked the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Alabama’s 18-year-old rap personality YBN Nahmir, whose “Rubbin’ Off the Paint” went absolutely nuts online, also punches his Fader card. Other early reveals include emo/indie-pop trio Now Now, raw and real Sacramento rap breakout Mozzy, and Sophie Allison’s Fat Possum-sanctioned bedroom guitar pop project Soccer Mommy, which is not to be confused with BbyMutha, a Chattanooga-based single mom of four who excels in rapping about pussy.
She’ll also be at Fader.
Fader Fort, which will include a creative lounge from partners Beats 1, remains a guest list event where the audience is invited via email. Unlike most branded day parties that happen during SXSW, there is no public RSVP.