Cure for Paranoia
Awarded the Dallas Observer’s Best New Act in 2016 and Best Group Act in 2017, Cure for Paranoia was born when four friends embarked on a doomsday road trip to the Four Corners. The anticipated apocalypse didn’t arrive - but they did form a musical group and started writing songs somewhere between Amarillo and Colorado Springs. All four members (Jay Analog, Tomahawk Jonez, Stanley Francisko, and Cameron McCloud) now live together in Oak Cliff. Their psychedelic, soul-saturated hip hop has propelled them to the top of the food chain in Deep Ellum, where they play regularly at Three Links, High & Tight, Drugstore Cowboy, and even on the streets. Cure for Paranoia isn’t just a name - creating music provides clarity for McCloud, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar paranoid schizophrenia. A video of his freestyle for Erykah Badu backstage at the Bomb Factory went viral in 2016; she soon joined the legion of fans who crave Cure for Paranoia’s unique musical medicine. Heady and bold, their intensely present performances reflect their organic connection: four friends making music together on the eve of the apocalypse.