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MARC E BASSY: GOSSIP COLUMNS TOUR

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Fremont Theater

1035 Monterey Street

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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MARC E BASSY will be live in downtown SLO on his Gossip Columns Tour on Friday, April 6!

Tickets On-Sale Friday, February 2 at 10:00 AM.


Marc E. Bassy VIP Meet & Greet Package Includes:

  • One (1) GA ticket with venue early entry

  • One (1) Meet & greet photo opportunity with Marc E. Bassy

  • One (1) Commemorative holographic VIP laminate


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Door Time- 8:00 PM

Show Time- 9:00 PM


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Boo Boo Records

978 Monterey St • SLO

Mon-Wed 10-8, Thurs-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-6


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Marc E. Bassy would be the first to admit he’s still finding his voice as a musician, but it’s hard to see it that way. The San Francisco native, who’s currently based in Los Angeles, has spent the past few years building cache as one of Pop and R&B’s most promising and unique new voices, from his debut mixtape release Only the Poets Vol. 1 in 2014 to a pair of EPs and his upcoming debut album Gossip Columns, releasing on Republic Records this fall.

“All the songs are just sensationalized stories of my life and my relationships in Hollywood,” explains the musician, born Marc Griffin. “I feel like in L.A., guys gossip just as much as girls. There’s this weird nasty ladder that everyone must climb. Gossip Columns knocks it out of the park for me. The album's about dealing with all that shit, what I get into, what I don't get into. That's where it comes from.”

Gossip Columns, a visceral exploration of romantic trysts and unexpected challenges he’s experienced while recording the album over the past two years, plays as a velveteen glimpse into life’s dynamic complexities, set to production from longtime associate Count Bassy, Nic Nac, Sounwave, Michael Keenan and Jarami. Though the album is centered on the hand he’s been dealt, he taps a coterie of associates to assist including Kehlani, YG, G-Eazy, Bobby Brackins, Thundercat and Kyle, who cameos on lead single “Plot Twist” that’s earned more than 7 million Spotify streams and touts a remix featuring label mate Hailee Steinfeld.

For Bassy, assembling the album came with its own set of obstacles. “If I can't have a perfect sonic record in terms of continuity, then I want it at least thematically to be as close as possible,” he says. “But I think we did achieve that. When you make an album, the whole body of work should represent what you're really about in your life. Right now, whether for better or worse, Gossip Columns, that's what's been going on around here.”

It hasn’t always been this way. Music wasn’t a primary focus while he was growing up, despite his parents playing Stax records and folk musicians like James Taylor and Joni Mitchell around the house. He gravitated more towards basketball, a casual listener of Bay Area artists including E-40, Keak da Sneak and Too Short as well as neo-soul artists like Musiq Soulchild and D’Angelo. But music became more important when his father passed at the age of 13— “I listened to all Tupac, then it turned into everything,” he says—and Sly Stone soon became a strong influence. He supplemented his jock leanings to sneak away and perform with a jazz band, chasing his hoop dreams to college at UC Santa Cruz where he played Division 3 basketball but gravitated towards his artistic dreams. He moved back to L.A. to form the band 2 A.M. Club, which signed to RCA Records and found success in the burgeoning Myspace scene, but inevitably Bassy gravitated towards dreams of pursuing music that meant more to him than what he produced with the group. Thanks to a publishing deal with Sony ATV, he landed writing credits for artists like Sean Kingston and Chris Brown and released his debut Only the Poets Vol. 1, and signing to
Republic Records soon after.

In the time since, Bassy has opened for G-Eazy on two notable tours and featured the rapper on his platinum-certified single “You and Me,” which spawned a video that has more than 21 million views on YouTube since release. Despite the success and the prospects on the horizon, he’s more content with doubling down on his artistry and letting it speak for itself. “I don't give a fuck about being cool for the sake of being cool. I think the people that are already listening to it care a lot, and knowing that they care makes me want to work harder and keep pushing myself.”

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