Oct. 23, 2015: Action Bronson

by Michelle Saport  |   

UAA Concert Board is proud to present Action Bronson on Friday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Egan Center.

A raunchy, cylinder-shaped ginger of Eastern European ancestry might not be the first dude you'd peg for rap stardom, but that's exactly the mantle Action Bronson is on the verge of possessing. Over the last two years, the 28-year-old Queens native has become one of hip-hop's most charismatic and colorful new characters, thanks to his wicked sense of humor, a buffet of impressive releases and the rare knack for updating cherished East Coast aesthetics into indisputably modern music.

Born Ariyan Arslani, Bronson grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, the son of an Albanian immigrant father and a Jewish mother from Brooklyn. It was in the family restaurant that Bronson developed his enduring fascination with quality eating. After studying in the Art Institute of New York's culinary program, he took jobs ranging from busboy to sous chef. Consequently, songs in his discography often read like menu items: "Roasted Bone Marrow," "Pouches of Tuna," "Jerk Chicken," "Ceviche." Rolling Stone, appreciating the theme, described Bronson's music as "the ultimate in comfort food, with a contemporary twist."

Pitchfork called Bronson "one of the most hilarious and creative writers in rap" who savagely captured the essence of New York's seedy soul: "It is what a Weegee photograph would look like now."

Last year, The New York Times hailed Bronson as "one of the most promising prospects in New York hip-hop."

Ticket information: UAA student - $25 in advance; $30 at the door General public - $35 in advance; $40 at the door

UAA student discount tickets are only available at the UAA Student Union Information Desk. Students must be enrolled in three or more credits and have a valid UAA ID. General public tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations and ticketmaster.com.

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Zac Clark, Concert Board coordinator, at (907) 786-1210.

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