The Race Wars Tour
with special guests
Friday, September 16, Doors @ 9pm, show @ 10pm
1718 Commercial Ave.
Tickets: $12 adv $14 dos
Tickets on sale soon
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About MC CHRIS:
You may recognize mc chris' voice from some of the several cartoon characters he's played on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, where he worked for five years as a writer, actor and animator. He played MC Pee Pants in the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" series, major motion picture and Midway video game. He also played Hesh on "Sealab 2021" as well as bit parts on The Brak Show. Soon he'll be returning to Adult Swim in two new projects: "Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge" with Neko Case, MF Doom, and T Pain, as well as the new live action series "1000 virgins," with SNL's Fred Armisen. When he's not acting, mc puts out hip hop records on his own label, mcchris llc. "Dungeon Master of Ceremonies," debuted in the top ten of itunes hip hop without any label help, marketing, advertising or distribution. His next album "mc chris is dead" debuted at number 4 on hip hop itunes breaking all previous records for the performer. Since the release mc chris did the entire route of warped tour 08, opened up for his idol, Reggie and the Full Effect and was featured in the Kevin Smith's "Zak and Miri Make a Porno" soundtrack. mc has been featured in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Wired, Spin, High Times, Starwars.com, Punknews.org and the Guardian.co.uk. (links to articles below) mc also started raising money for charity. mc's one year old nephew Murray was born with the disease Cystic Fibrosis. In 2008, mc and his fans met the goal of raising 25,000 dollars witha silver bucket on his merch table. So far in 2009, mc has already raised 15,000 dollars by selling all his nerdy toys and possessions on ebay every week to his fans, as well as touring. mc works in conjunction with Hasbro to create buzz on new toys like Indiana Jones, GI Joe and Star Wars while selling them to his fans online. Video game companies like Bungie (maker of Halo) Epic (maker of Gears of War) and Naughty Dog (maker of Crash Bandicoot and Uncharted series) also send mc games, toys and shirts to sell in his ebay auctions. The nerd community supports him and his cause 100% if you're interested in bidding or donating to the cause please go to mcchris.com and click on HELP FIGHT CF. mc chris has a new album out in 2009, still untitled. it will be released in multiple parts, the final installment being the entire album remixed and mastered with some secret bonus tracks. The first part, "part six part one" was released in March, part two comes out in June, part 3 in July and the final record will be released in conjunction with fall tour. mc is the number one unsigned comedian musician on myspace, with 93k myspace fans, 13k iLike fans, 11k facebook fans and 5k message board members. His live shows have turned into nerdy grateful dead-esque events for many, with fans driving and flying all over the country to see chris more than ten times. And kids across the ocean in countries such as England and Australia are catching on. mc keeps the live show fresh and original by weaving stand up and story telling in between songs. Often times, these "rants" end up on youtube. mc chris' rant on Kingdom Hearts 2 has been seen on youtube almost 2 million times. mc chris is first ever video game comedian rapper with a cartoon background.
About MC Lars:
MC Lars (real name: Andrew Nielsen) began making hip-hop-based tapes while still a kid, but was sidetracked from rap by such traditionally important issues to teenagers as playing guitar in a punk band and getting accepted to a college. Nielsen went to Stanford, and then did an exchange stint at Oxford, but all the while he was fiddling with desktop productions and developing his quirky, pop culture-savvy style. Boisterous live gigs and word of mouth built buzz for Lars' home studio raps (influences: everything from Atom & His Package and Weird Al Yankovic to KRS-One and the Beastie Boys). Then London imprint Truck Records issued a Lars full-length called Radio Pet Fencing in 2003, and the MC followed that with U.S. and U.K. tour dates. While the entirety of Fencing was recorded on his computer, the summer 2004 Side Cho EP Laptop -- while still charmingly simplistic -- was a comparatively grander production, with samples of notable rockers (Piebald, Brand New) and a stronger melodic sense. Cuts like "iGeneration" and "Signing Emo" were hits with downloaders and mtvU viewers, and MC Lars did live dates with groups like Gym Class Heroes and Bowling for Soup through spring 2005. The full-length The Graduate -- as MC Lars could hence call himself a Stanford alum -- appeared in March 2006; a string of U.K. shows followed the next month.
About Mega Ran:
Born Raheem Jarbo in Philadelphia to a southern mother and African father, Random’s songs are filled with all of the heartache, pain, triumph, tragedy and fun that come with everyday living. A Philadelphia native and Phoenix transplant, graduate of Penn State University and middle school instructor, Random speaks to the everyman, transcending race or class barriers.”I never want anyone to predict my next move,” he says. You can, however, expect the unexpected from Random, hence the name.
After teaching himself to make beats on the MTV Music Generator software for PlayStation, Random landed a job at a Philadelphia studio as a producer and engineer. During downtime, he would create his first demo tape. This led to Random signing with indie label RAHM Nation Recordings and releasing his debut album, The Call in 2006.
The Call, a very political and spiritually charged album, went on to rave reviews and critical acclaim. The video for its single “Push” went on to be nominated for an Australian independent short film award. The Call is now being utilized in university coursework in several colleges in the US.
Random made waves by going way left of his backpack roots when he released “Mega Ran” in 2007. It was an album completely comprised of sampled 8-bit beats from the hit video game series “Mega Man.” The album (and its follow up, Mega Ran 9) virtually exploded after video game corporation CAPCOM offered Random a special licensing agreement, and calling on Ran to perform at Comic-Con and other special events.
In 2009, Random signed a deal with Japanese record label River City Records and released RANDOMONIUM, a collection of previously released material.
In 2010, Random collaborated with critically acclaimed producer K-Murdock to release FOREVER FAMICOM, a conceptual album paying homage to the 8-Bit NES and 16-Bit Super NES video game consoles.
In 2011, less than a year after the success of FOREVER FAMICOM, Random teamed with AZ producer LOST PERCEPTION to create “Black Materia,” an immersive album experience that chronicled the events and story of the classic videogame Final Fantasy VII. This album went on to rank in the top 10 of its categories on Amazon and iTunes, beating out mainstream starts such as Kanye West and Lil Wayne.
Today, Random is no longer a teacher by title, but still travels the world to entertain and educated at the same time. From the clubs and lounges to the packed comic and gaming conventions all over, Random’s music has managed game and movie soundtrack placements and press coverage in Wired Magazine, The Phoenix New Times, URB Magazine, Game Developer, Nintendo Power, Blender, and more.
Something new… something different…this is the Random Experience.
About Adam WarRock:
Having firmly established himself as the Internet’s foremost comic book rapper, Adam WarRock has gained widespread acclaim from both geek and nerd audiences, as well as hip hop and music fan crowds alike.
Adam WarRock’s hit single “Ira Glass” has been featured on PRI & NPR, as well as numerous sites, podcasts, and radio stations nationwide. His debut album, The War For Infinity was a featured release on iTunes rap/hip hop genre page and quickly became a bestseller on Bandcamp.com. His follow-up release, This Man… This Emcee!, also achieved best-seller distinctions on Bandcamp, and has continued to garner Adam praise for his ability to seamlessly meld the indie hip hop aesthetic with a sincerity and passion for both the personal and geeky things that move him in his life.
Adam WarRock has performed nationwide, as he continues to tour venues and comic stores, creating events in the most unlikeliest places. Recent notable performances include: Kracklefest at Emerald City Comic Con 2011, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Liberty Jam at C2E2 2011, Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, the World Famous Milestone in Charlotte, Criminal Records in Atlanta, and Nerdapalooza 2011 in Orlando. With his commanding stage presence and live show, Adam recently competed in Kollaboration ATL 4, a showcase for Asian-American talents of all genres and disciplines, and won the grand prize award from a panel of judges that ranged from heralded music journalists to professional musicians.
Never content to rest on his laurels, Adam WarRock continues to stay hard at work, and is currently set to release a new EP, professionally produced and mastered at Icon Studios in Atlanta, as well as The Browncoats Mixtape, the third in his series of geek-themed mixtapes that have gotten mainstream praise. He will also be touring on mc chris’s RACEWARS 2011 fall tour with MC Lars and Random.
Adam WarRock is the embodiment of Do-It-Yourself creative art, having started from scratch and built a music career completely independently. He continues to find fans in the most well known cultural icons, having received praise from the likes of director EDGAR WRIGHT, comic creators BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY and MATT FRACTION and Public Radio International CEO ALISA MILLER, as well as coverage from major pop culture websites such as SLASHFILM, NEWSARAMA and COMICSALLIANCE. Through a dedication to dope music, comic books and nerd culture, and a positive outlook on art and life, Adam WarRock is ready to leave audiences buzzing long after the lights go down.
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