Local hip-hop trio 81355 is making moves

You can catch the musicians at the Old National Centre on Friday, March 10.

Local musician Oreo Jones presenting to a crowd

One-third of 81355, Oreo Jones, giving a talk about his work with a Kan-Kan crowd.

Photo by INDYtoday team

Beloved local hip-hop trio 81355 (pronounced “bless”) is hitting the big stage at the South by Southwest Festival this year, in addition to performing a show here in Indy at the Old National Centre on Friday, March 10 and bringing back a popular music fest.

The musicians — Oreo Jones, Sirius Blvck, and Sedcairn Archives — have seen lots of success after landing a record deal with music label 37d03d, founded by members of Bon Iver and The National. They will be playing a number of performances at the Austin, TX festival, most likely including tracks from their new album “All That It Takes.”

Plus, we got a scoop that Indy’s biggest hip-hop festival created by Oreo Jones, Chreece, is coming back after a three-year hiatus on Saturday, August 26. In the past, the festival has featured 60+ local musicians and bigger acts during an all-day event at multiple Fountain Square venues.

ICYMI: We put together a playlist of some of Indy’s most popular musicians — start listening local. Need an intro to a couple of them? We’ve got you covered there, too.