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Kevin Gates: By Any Means Necessary
Baton Rouge rapper returns to the Scoot Inn Wednesday
DAILY Music  July 11, 2014, by Nina Hernandez
"...Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates returns to the Scoot Inn Wednesday, four months after his second South by Southwest showcase and with a new mixtape, March’s By Any Means. The 55-minute collection blends the rawness of a streetwise rapper with the dexterity of one who earned a master's in psychology during his four months in prison...."

SXSW Music: Flatbush Zombies, Kevin Gates, Wale
Real, psychotropic, impromptu
DAILY SXSW  March 17, 2016, by Alejandra Ramirez
"...Amidst technical difficulties and a Travis Scott no-show, hip-hop barkers entertained an energetic crowd Wednesday night at the Austin Music Hall. Future singles and trap-rap anthems kept the full house engaged between performances by the Flatbush Zombies, Kevin Gates, and surprise guest Wale...."

The Gates of the Alamo Reviewed
Mark Busby reviews Stephen Harrigan's The Gates of the Alamo.
Books Story  March 24, 2000, by Mark Busby
"...The Gates of the Alamo: A Novelby Stephen Harrigan..."

The Flip Side
In Poor Shadows of Elysium's Richard II, a coin makes all the difference in what you see
Arts Story  February 22, 2013, by Jillian Owens
"...The stars of Poor Shadows of Elysium's production of Richard II couldn't be better foils. Kevin Gates is lanky and mousy-haired, a sort of gentle-looking guy..."

Arden of Faversham
This Shakespearean-style "true crime" drama is not without compelling elements, but a lack of polish weighs on this staging
Arts Review  May 19, 2016, by Shanon Weaver
"...Despite pacing issues toward the end of the first act, the script is complex and fulfilling enough to pique the interest of Elizabethan theatre fans: The Arden of the title is a prosperous businessman who has recently been given lands from an old abbey and whose wife, Alice (Bridget Farias Gates), is both cheating on him and plotting to kill him. She's hired a pair of bumbling villains to do Arden in, but they botch the job repeatedly..."

Kevin Gates
Music Story  March 17, 2016, by Kahron Spearman
"...First known for hood smash "I Don't Get Tired (#IDGT)," Baton Rouge, La., rapper Kevin Gates trades in cinema verité pragmatism. Throughout his major label debut, Islah, the MC doubles down on graphic realism, mincing no words..."

SXSW Thursday Picks & Sleepers
S.H.I.T. – So Happy It's Thursday blurbs
Music Story  March 14, 2014
"...Best known as the lead guitarist in Kurt Vile & the Violators, his solo catalog runs equally deep, with shades of Jack Rose and John Fahey. His latest with longtime collaborator/drummer John Truscinski and bassist Justin Tripp is deceptively complex progressive psych-folk, hushed but commanding. Austin Powell Kevin Gates..."

The Tree Play
For this story of a rain forest over a lifetime, Robi Polgar created a living, breathing poem
Arts Review  August 13, 2015, by Shanon Weaver
"...April Perez Moore effortlessly embodied the girl, whose protective relationship with the tree and the forest (along with other characters throughout her life) was the core of the story. Kevin Gates was nurturing and strong as the girl's father, while Jona­than Salazar and Huck Huckaby gave notable turns as a love interest and a journalist, respectively..."

Antony and Cleopatra
Poor Shadows of Elysium boils this powerful Shakespearean tragedy down to its essential elements
Arts Review  May 15, 2014, by Stacy Alexander Smith
"...Bridget Farias' lusty Cleopatra is as smoldering as one would hope, flattening Octavia, her rival in the affections of Antony. Farias and her real-life partner Kevin Gates (Antony) have an easy chemistry that is necessarily electric..."

Macbeth
Strong performances and a light directorial touch make this Shakespearean tragedy worth a trip
Arts Review  October 25, 2013, by Stacy Alexander Evans
"...The director, Kevin Gates, has a light touch here and is clearly not a member of Team Branagh – famously bent on leveraging the power of spectacle to lull us into a sea of calm as we make that first important leap into the foreign territory of the Shakespearean vernacular. Nope..."

Home Is Where the Hatred Is
Dialoguing with 'Souled American' author Kevin Phinney
Music Story  October 7, 2005, by Robert Gabriel
"...KP: That you can tell how well we're getting along by the music you hear. Some people are preaching brotherly love, while at the same moment, somebody on the other end of the spectrum is saying, "I'll rip their throats out and storm the gates." Listening to what's commercially popular, I hope people hear it as a barometer of who we are as a culture right now..."

Live Music Recommendations for the Weekend
JMBLYA, a conjunto fest, and more weekend sounds to keep you busy
DAILY Music  May 4, 2018, by The Music Staff
"...1 scan KOD with Georgia trio Migos, who promote new double album Culture II. Young Thug replaces Cardi B due to her pregnancy by Migos MC Offset, but Kevin Gates, Bun B, Trae tha Truth, and more make a day of it..."

SXSW Music: Mega Third List
L7, the Cult, Loretta Lynn and 556 more added to the Fest
DAILY Music  January 12, 2016, by Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez
"...Kevin Gates (New Orleans, LA.)..."

JMBLYA 2018 Packs Out for J. Cole
Wall-to-wall rap showcase climaxes with wokeness
DAILY Music  May 6, 2018, by Clara Wang
"...Last-minute Kevin Gates replacement and millennial King of the South, T.I. made boyfriends uncomfortable..."

Playback: Start the Presses – Gold Rush Vinyl
Austin’s first major record press opens, and more music news
Music Column  April 19, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...They almost challenge the rap star power of JMBLYA, which boasts the fab four of J. Cole, Migos, Cardi B, and Kevin Gates at Circuit of the Americas on May 5...."

JMBLYA Keeps Stacking Headliners
J. Cole joins Cardi B, Migos, and Kevin Gates
DAILY Music  February 9, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Fellow JMBLYAer Kevin Gates, whose Islah LP topped the rap albums charts in 2016, got paroled from prison last month after a 30-month sentence for felony gun possession. Pound for pound, no local festival has more hit-making artists than JMBLYA..."

Top 10 National Albums of 2016
Our favorite picks from across the country
Music Story  December 29, 2016, by Neph Basedow, Jim Caligiuri, Doug Freeman, Abby Johnston, Kahron Spearman, Tim Stegall, Michael Toland and Jay Trachtenberg
"...9) Kevin Gates, Islah (Bread Winners' Association/Atlantic)..."

Playback: Austin Cinema Limits
ACL doc fundraises, UT inherits Ian McLagan's personal collection, and ScoreMore for the kids
Music Column  May 12, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Congress), after being held the previous two years at New Braunfels' WhiteWater Amphitheater. The all-day event, featuring Future, Rae Sremmurd, Carnage, Kevin Gates, and Post Malone, continues experiencing massive growth, selling out 10,000 tickets two weeks before the show, more than double last year's numbers..."

Playback: Barracuda on the Block
Music Column  December 10, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...South by Southwest added five acts to the growing field of performers at their 2016 Music Festival: Ra Ra Riot, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, the Big Pink, Kevin Gates, and locals White Denim...."

SXSW Live Shot: Joey Bada$$
Bed-Stuy Brooklyn rapper spits a twist
DAILY Music  March 21, 2015, by Kahron Spearman
"...One notable addition to the lineup was New Orleans enigma Kevin Gates, whose street smash “I Don’t Get Tired (#IDGT)” rang true in a buoyant live-wire set. His curious inclusion wasn’t the last oddity of the night..."

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