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January 12, 2011

Rapper Height to start multi-city tour at Golden West Cafe

Height with Friends will go on a 45-day tour next month, starting with a kick-off show at Golden West Cafe.

The Catonsville rapper Dan Keech, also known as Height, has 25 shows already booked, with several more to be confirmed soon, he said.

Keech, who started performing with another young white rapper, Michael Freeland - who performs as Mickey Free - when they were both in elementary school, has racked up a solid track record here in Baltimore.

He performed with the hip hop group Wounds, and has several EPs and albums to his credit.

Last year Wham City Records Friends Records released his "Bed of Seeds," which can be previewed here.

Free released his own album last year too, and performed at Rams Head Live's New Year's Eve party. 

Along with Lord Grunge and Brendan Richmond, the two are also collaborating on a new project, Shark Tank, who have a handful of dates starting later this month as well. A track from their debut album is available on the group's website as a free digital download.

 The show at Golden West is February 25. Tickets, at $5, are on sale now at

A full list of Height with Friends and Shark Tank dates is below:

Height with Friends tour dates:

2/5 - Frederick, MD - Nola
2/25 - Baltimore, MD - Golden West
2/26 - Charlottesville, VA - Magnolia House
3/1 - Greenville, NC - Live
3/3 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
3/4 - Charleston, SC - Andolini's
3/5 - Savannah, GA - Hangfire
3/10 - Athens, GA - Farm 255
3/11 - Asheville, NC - The Get Down
3/12 - Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light
3/15 - Little Rock, AR - ACAC
3/16 - Tulsa, OK - Soundpony
3/18 - Houston, TX - Super Happy Fun Land
3/29 - San Francisco, CA - Al Lover House
3/30 - Oakland, CA - Lobot Gallery
3/31 - Portland, OR - Ella Street Social Club
4/1 - Olympia, WA - Midnight Sun
4/2 - Seattle, WA - The Josephine
4/4 - Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis
4/6 - Chicago, IL - Ball Hall
4/9 - Toledo, OH - Ottawa Tavern
4/10 - Cleveland, OH - Roc Bar
4/13 - Youngstown, OH - Royal Oaks
4/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks
4/16 - Shepherdstown, WV - Blue Moon Saloon

Shark Tank tour dates, via:

1/21 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle w/ Girl Talk
2/10 - Philadelphia, PA - Danger Danger
2/11 - Baltimore, MD - Windup Space (Record Release Party)
2/12 - Pittsburgh, PA - 31st Street Pub

Photo: Height with Friends Facebook

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Posted by Erik Maza at 3:10 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Local music


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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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