Mo Events: ROYAL, D’Angelo, Hiatus Kaiyote, Rhonda Thomas + more

Mikeflo (left) and Devon Lee of ROYAL — photo by Kaya Faery Photography

Mikeflo (left) and Devon Lee of ROYAL — photo by Kaya Faery Photography

June 4: ROYAL — It seems like the momentum for ROYAL — the ATL- based supergroup made of singer Devon Lee and MC Mikeflo — has been building for forever and a day. Well, at last (almost a year after dropping their #ROYALREMIXES mixtape), the duo is keyed up to drop its first self-titled EP, pumping a sound that blends the best/grittiest/funkiest elements of rock with hip-hop — and sprinkled with copious amounts of politically and sexually charged lyrics. So, in celebration of the new record, ROYAL is jumping into the spotlight for a mega-release party on June 4; they’ll be jamming on stage with drummer and Atlanta soul architect Lil’ John Roberts, GLAMsoul singer Miranda Nicole, DJ Tonik and more. Expect to hear the assembled crew performing songs from the mixtape, the new EP and whatever the hell else they feel like. $10 (in advance). 8 p.m. Apache Café, 64 Third Avenue. http://www.apachecafe.info.

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