ROB SONIC

Residing in the boogie down Bronx, Rob has been devoted to music since he was a kid, maintaining a deep connection to it in multiple forms (The Beatles, The Stones, Melle Mel, Run DMC, Kraftwerk, The Soul Sonic Force, The Talking Heads, Zeppelin, BDP, Public Enemy, Muddy Waters, UltraMagnetic MC’s, The Clash, Devo, Goblin, David Bowie, EPMD). He developed his expressive abilities through grinding for 10+ years in New York City, living life in a way unique to the New York experience – hard fought, hard luck, high stress and no money tempered by huge dreams.

In 2000, Rob gained critical acclaim as the front man of the group Sonic Sum, whose album The Sanity Annex won rave reviews in the U.S., Europe and Japan, with SPIN magazine voting it the “2nd Best Album of the Year that No One Heard”. Kudos rolled in from publications such as The Source, The Wire, XXL, NME, Urb (Next 100), and CMJ. Word got around and soon came offers from artists like DJ Krush and Funkstorung to get down on their albums, a collaboration with Slug (Atmosphere) and Mike Ladd, plus shout outs from Radiohead, Bobbito Garcia, Autechre and others. Rob also happened to share the same management as Def Jux honcho El-P, and a friendship, as well as mutual artistic respect, formed. In 2003, Rob signed with the label, asking only for the opportunity to make a record with his heart, mind and soul, hence, Telicatessen. And it’s all we could have ever asked for.

Past Shows


Jul
13
th
2017
Mainroom
Jul
13
th
2017
Mainroom
Jul
18
th
2016
Mainroom
Jul
18
th
2016
Mainroom

Aesop Rock, ROB SONIC and DJ ZONE

with Homeboy Sandman and deM atlaS
Feb
4
th
2015
Mainroom
Feb
4
th
2015
Mainroom

Aesop Rock and ROB SONIC

with DJ Abilities and Homeboy Sandman
Mar
1
st
2013
Mainroom
Mar
1
st
2013
Mainroom
Jul
26
th
2012
Mainroom
Jul
26
th
2012
Mainroom

Aesop Rock, ROB SONIC and DJ BIG WIZ

with edison and Dark Time Sunshine

More Shows

Apr
24
th
Fine Line

Nada Surf

Aug
20
th
7th St Entry

Peter Bradley Adams

May
5
th
First Avenue

Girl Talk

Aug
14
th
First Avenue

An Evening with
UMPHREY’S MCGEE