Sapient with Jon Sleeves

Smash Magazine Presents

Sapient with Jon Sleeves

SNAP MURPHY, The Halve Two, Ulysses, Indica, Mc Lyfe & Notiz Yong, DJ Mixxwell

Sun · March 5, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Backstage Bar & Billiards

Las Vegas, Nevada


This event is 21 and over

$10 General Admission $10 Day Of Show - Standing Room Only

All guests must have a valid government/state issued ID for entry to the venue. No refunds.


*Advertised set times are subject to change - Doors Open at 8:00PM*

Sapient - (Set time: 11:00 PM)

Sapient is a Hip Hop artist based in Portland, OR who has been an influential voice in the Northwest music scene for the past ten years. An exquisite and high energy live performance has taken him across the world, leaving onlookers captive until he exits the stage. His songs and are known for their heavy hitting beats beats under inspired melodies paired with Sape's rhymes which matchless in delivery and wit. Music is Sapient's element and there is nothing comparable to witnessing him in the midst of it.

"Sapient is one of those rare hip hop artists who manages to sound completely unique and fresh"
- NYLON Magazine

Coming up as a graffiti writer and beat hustler, his art has ripened into more complex levels of musicality, and branched out into graphic design, illustration, and videography. He is a husband and father to three kids who have inspired and fuelled an uncanny level of grit, turning him into the creator and producer who can and does do it all. With a sought after sound of indie influenced beats, often incorporating samples, live instrumentation, and heavy drums that leave sore necks as the by-product of rigorous head nodding, he is Northwest Hip Hop's most innovative voice and greatest renaissance man.

"Sapient will never let himself be confined within the box of a single genre."
- Portland Deli

Sapient was born into music and has dabbled in multiple instruments for as far back as he can remember. After being busted for graffiti charges at 18, he took to rapping over his own beats made with a drum machine, a guitar, and an 8-track. This early training blossomed into a distinctive sound of multi-textured arrangements that are structured with the sense of a songwriter. Sapient's beats have re-defined the sound of Northwest Hip Hop and carried luminary voices from the likes of Macklemore, Aesop Rock, Slug (Atmosphere), Cage, Eyedea and more.

As a vocalist and producer, Sapient has been a member of The Prime (a duo with Living Legends' front man Luckyiam), as well as Portland's Debaser, and is a founding member of the Northwest Hip Hop collective, Sandpeople. He tours frequently, spreading his name across the country as an independent artist, and is always hands on: mixing and mastering, designing visual art, directing videos, and developing his unique brand with an insatiable work ethic. Committed to care for his young family and cultivate his creative vision at the same time, Sapient is pushing through boundaries and claiming his own space in the musical lexicon.
Jon Sleeves - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
SNAP MURPHY - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Halve Two - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Ulysses - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Indica - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
If you were at the artikal tour last do not want to miss this mans set! Headlining our residents, we have a very talented member of the Underground Bass Community. His selection is sure to keep your feet moving and set the right vibe for the night. Always with his record bag in hand and ready to bring different styles of bass music to the dance. You will not be feeling any couchlock with this strain of Indica!
Mc Lyfe & Notiz Yong - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
DJ Mixxwell - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Venue Information:
Backstage Bar & Billiards
601 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101