STL GLD, Cliff Notez, and Latrell James
STL GLD, Cliff Notez, and Latrell James


STL GLD Presents The New Decade

with Cliff Notez and Latrell James
  • Dec 31, 2019 ET


  • Run Time: ’Til 2AM


From $40

This event has passed

Toast the new year as three forces in New England Hip Hop come together for one, never-before-seen collaborative experience that will bring the mixtape format to life by blending sets, songs, and musicians to create a night of music that might not ever be seen again. Dance ’til 2AM with special guests, including Optic Bloom and DJ Lightfoot. Tickets include a toast at midnight.

Winner of the 2018 Boston Music Award for Live Artist of the Year, STL GLD is Moe Pope, The Arcitype, Christopher Talken, Jonathan Ulman, and Tim Hall. Boston’s Best Band 2018 (The Improper Bostonian) continually pushes beyond the traditions of hip hop with genre-bending compositions. Multifaceted and complex, STL GLD’s live shows combine elements of hip hop, rock, punk, and cinematic orchestra for unforgettable live experiences. The group’s sophomore album, Torch Song (2017 Boston Music Award for Album of the Year), paved the way for a wild ride in 2018, which saw STL GLD share the stage with Eminem, Khalid, and The Roots. A five-time 2019 Boston Music Award nominee, STL GLD’s latest album, The New Normal, is an album for our times. The group returns to Live @ OBERON having previously celebrated the release of The New Normal in 2019, kicked off the 2018/19 series, and appeared as part of the 2017/18 series.

About Cliff Notez
Winner of the 2018 Boston Music Award for Best New Artist, four-time 2019 Boston Music Award nominee, and 2019 Best of Boston Musician of the Year, Cliff Notez is a musician, filmmaker, photographer, writer, and producer who has worked with Harvard University, MIT, Blavity, Allston Pudding, HubWeek, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston University, RAW Art Works, and The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. He is the founder and co-owner of the media collective and production company HipStory in Boston and a professor at Berklee College of Music, helping to design the first Hip-Hop BA program. Cliff received his MA in Digital Media in 2016 from Northeastern University and his BA in Music & Psychology from Wheaton College. Cliff created his first band, The ValidDictorians in 2011, with which he self-produced and recorded five records to date, toured the east coast, and established himself as a notable Boston emcee and musician. In 2017, he debuted his first narrative short film, Vitiligo, which was accepted to 12 film festivals, was named a finalist, and was a winner of best short, including at the March on Washington Film Festival, where he was honored alongside Ta-Nehisi Coates. His first solo album, When the Sidewalk Ends was released in 2017 and explores themes of racism, oppression, black mental health, and identity. He previously performed as part of Live @ OBERON to mark the release of his second album, Why the Wild Things Are, in September 2019. It is a testimony of existence, protest, and survival and how they all become synonymous and unified in the prolonging of the Black body.

About Latrell James
Five-time 2019 Boston Music Award nominee and 2018 Boston Music Award winner for Song of the Year (“Okay”), Latrell James utilizes backgrounds in production and inventive rap styles to craft a unique and often textural sound for his solo material. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1990, James began rapping at age 12 and soon branched out into his earliest phases of production. In 2015 he self-released Twelve, a solo album of exploratory production, socially conscious lyrics, and the first looks at his layered and sometimes trippy approach to making hip-hop. In addition to producing tracks for Cousin Stizz and Lil Dicky, among others, James issued several new singles in 2018 and the EP Still in 2019. This marks his Live @ OBERON debut.


Bag Check Policy

Bags are not allowed into the performance space. All purses (larger than a clutch), briefcases, backpacks, computer bags, camera bags, or other bags must be stored at the Coat Check. The Coat Check costs $2 per item. Cash only.