Sammus, Garth., Girl Gaze

/ Apr

Sammus, Garth., Girl Gaze

Front Room
07:30 pm
$10 adv / $12 door

Sunday April 14th

BSP Kingston presents

with special guests Garth.+ Girl Gaze

$10 adv / $12 door | 16+ | 7:30 Doors / 8PM Show

Advance Tickets ::
Also available locally (cash only, no fees) at
outdated: an antique café // Rocket Number Nine
Jack’s Rhythms // Darkside Records // Woodstock Music Shop

SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca-raised, Philadelphia-based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent the past several years cultivating a strong following of activists, hip hop heads, punks, and self-identified nerds and geeks, among others. As noted by the Los Angeles Times, Sammus “has a gift for getting a message across.” Having recently made her Don Giovanni debut (while remaining tied to NuBlack Music Group), she is poised to cement herself as an artist who consistently thinks outside boxes and dances across lines (and does other neat things with geometrical figures).

In addition to managing a full-time music career, Enongo has spent the past decade as an educator in both public-school contexts and at the college level. After graduating from Cornell University in 2008 with a double BA in Sociology and Science & Technology Studies, she was accepted into the national teaching program Teach for America and placed in Houston Texas, where she taught elementary math and science between 2008 to 2010. In the fall semester of 2011 she returned to Cornell as a PhD candidate to pursue an interest a wide array of sound studies topics, including sound and gaming as well as the identity politics of community studios. She has also taught courses at NYU in the Science, Technology, and Society Department within the Tandon School of Engineering. As an academic in training and very-vocal black feminist, Enongo has produced articles for publications such as Bitch, For Harriet, Sounding Out!, and The Mary Sue related to issues of race, hip-hop, gaming, and feminism.


Originally raised in Laurel, MD, Garth. is a singer, producer & multi-instrumentalist now based in New York City. Human Nature, his first musical offering as a solo artist, blends influences ranging from 90s R&B and 80s pop to the more electronic production of today.


Girl Gaze formed in Izzy’s basement during the winter of 2017. They are a five-piece all girl band residing in New Paltz, New York. Entering the studio in the early months of 2018, they brought with them a love of 60s girl groups, vocal harmonies, jazz, and basement sessions, where they’d play cover songs by their favorite musicians. They emerged early in the summer with an album that pivots from the sounds of Dolly Mixture and Everything But The Girl to The Flirtations and Liz Story. It’s a record that captures a band working out their sound to startling effect; it combines just the right amount of polish with the perfect degree of naiveté.