Spose ~ Rigometrics

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM SposeAllegedly a rapper from Maine.https://www.sposemusic.com/Rigometrics Making some serious noise in the Northeast music scene, Rigometrics provides an original, raw high-energy rock n’ roll sound that’s transformative and undeniably unique. Their signature blend of multiple genres seamlessly unites classic rock with a contemporary edge, comprised of explosive guitar solos by Josef Berger effortlessly shredding through intricate melodies; Derek Haney providing a foundation through pulsating beats on the drums, and Keenan Hendricks hitting an extraordinary vocal range with hammering piano skills. Together, the three-piece band delivers performances that leave diverse audiences in awe and garner a dedicated fan base. Having only formed in 2021, the three-piece band has already embarked on six tours down the East Coast, sold out 300-capacity venues, and headlined fifteen major shows in Maine, all while working independently to gain traction and showcase their unique sound across the Northeast. Their Debut album “Rig N’ Roll” was Released in September 2022 followed by single, “Share The Fortune”. Those early releases created a buzz for their newest EP, “No Time to Waste”, which was released in July 2023, and their latest live album “Live in Maine” released Feb 2nd. These projects are being shared through constant energetic live performances and an undeniable stage presence throughout the Northeast via a renovated school bus that the Rigometrics calls home when on the road. https://www.rigometrics.com/

**MOVED TO KUNG FU NECKTIE** bbymutha – Sleep Paralysis Tour 2024 w/Fly Anakin

**MOVED TO KUNG FU NECKTIE**AGE RESTRICTION: 21+ Doors: 10:00 PM Show: 10:30 PMbbymuthaFly AnakinFly Anakin is a rapper from Richmond, Virginia, who’s been described by Madlib as “one of the illest MCs”. He’ll be known to Lex followers for FlySiifu’s, his 2020 collab album with Pink Siifu, and follow-up EP $mokebreak. He’s previously collaborated with the likes of Freddie Gibbs, Nickelus F, Evidence, Ohbliv, Redveil, MAVI and is co-founder of the Richmond rap collective Mutant Academy.

Ben Beal ~ Delivery Boys ~ Aaron Veal

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM Ben BealHailing from the New York burbs, Ben Beal is a versatile lyricist and hip-hop artist who showcases his talent across multiple styles of production, from the laid-back vibes of Lo-Fi to the hard-hitting beats of 808-infused trap. Starting out his musical journey by digging through dusty old jazz records in the bargain bin, Beal found his muse in the crackle and pop of those forgotten gems, transforming them into hip-hop gold. Not only has he collaborated on songs with names such as Mick Jenkins, sophie meiers, and atlas, but he continues to work with some of the most unique producers around the globe including SwuM, FloFilz, Wun Two, Biskwiq, and Beatboxbandit. He recently graduated from the University of Maryland where he recorded and performed at various locations across the DMV. Beal has performed with A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, MadeinTYO, 24hrs, PnB Rock, and many more in Maryland and Washington DC.   Delivery BoysMeet “Delivery Boys,” Brooklyn’s waviest alternative rap group, established in 2015 by founding members Max Gertler and Goldwood. The duo, originally started as delivery boys for local delis, formed the collective fueled by their shared love for hip-hop and the vibrant cultural melting pot of New York. The collective expanded the following year with the addition of members YGB and LOSTBOYBK, marking the beginning of a new chapter for the Delivery Boys. Celebrated for their electrifying live performances, their fearless genre experimentation, and their knack for innovation, their music weaves together diverse styles into a cohesive sound, a testament to their creativity and close-knit bond. Through their work, they narrate the story of friends who have grown into a family, united by their passion for hip-hop, offering listeners a vibrant and exhilarating musical journey.   Aaron VealAfter refining his craft in back alley cyphers and underground circles for nearly 10 years, Brooklyn’s own Aaron Veal started releasing music at the end of 2022. Defined by his Innate lyrical ability, mesmerizing metaphors, and ear for choosing the right production to bless with his benevolent bars, the possibilities are exponential, and unforeseeable when he assembles a record. A true student of music, his background as a metal and jazz drummer awards him the flexibility to impart many different flows to his records, and even occasionally rap in odd time signatures. His debut single “Pagliacci” marked the beginning of a new era of his music including a much more personal touch, and a concentrated attention to detail. He followed it up with similar singles “Benefactor” and “Celleno” the latter being a collaborative effort with Producer SpookyStack that they created while on vacation in the Italian countryside. There’s no telling what’s on the horizon for this talented young emcee, but rest assured knowing that whatever comes next will be relentlessly locked in.

McKinley Dixon ~ Pedazo De Carne Con Ojo

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PMMcKinley DixonMcKinley Dixon spent much of his childhood on the move. Born in Annapolis, Maryland in 1995, he shuttled back and forth between the DMV and Jamaica, Queens, and it was those singular New York experiences that really inspired him. He felt a kinship with the borough, a place that wasn’t quite home but felt more like it; the faces there looked like his in a way that just wasn’t true of Maryland. “It gave me kind of this sense of longing that really jump started my thinking about escapism through music,” he says. The idea of longing and escape is central to his music, especially his forthcoming project, the ambitious Beloved! Paradise! Jazz?!, named after the trilogy of novels from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the writer Dixon has described as “the greatest rapper ever.” Morrison’s novels looked into American history to locate eruptions of longing and escape with the beautiful sweep and precision of her prose. That’s the energy Dixon tries to channel on this album. “The work of McKinley Dixon has always felt generous to me, as a listener, or how it operates as a portal,” the poet and critic Hanif Abdurraqib observed. “A window into a life that is decidedly not your life, but could maybe not be far off from your life, depending on where you’re from, what you know, what you haven’t let go of. It could be close to a life you’ve touched, or a life you’ve missed or longed for.”Dixon was raised in a household led by his mother, who worked a double-shift job, and he found himself rising at 5:30 every morning too. “She really taught me a sense of discipline,” he recalls, “and how if you want something for yourself, you have to go get it.” Musically his household was defined by “artists whose first name was Mary,” including Mary J. Blige and gospel duo Mary Mary. Discovering Outkast was formative for Dixon, deepening his love for hip-hop while he also grew curious about the more theatrical rock of groups of the day, bands like My Chemical Romance and Panic! At The Disco that his Maryland friends introduced him to. “Those groups also helped me with my sense of longing, since their music reflected a sense of longing,” he says. Eventually he channeled these competing influences into a debut EP he released in 2013, while attending college in Richmond, Virginia. With time, his music became his primary means of self-expression, whether discussing Blackness or his own relationship with healing. Across his next releases—Who Taught You To Hate Yourself? (2016) and The Importance Of Self Belief (2018), his style evolved and his confidence grew, especially when it came to live instrumentation. His 2021 debut album For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her was a game changer, as Dixon set his sights on heartache and grief. https://www.mckinleydixon.com/Pedazo De Carne Con OjoSteven Perez, known as Pedazo De Carne Con Ojo, is a recording artist based in Philadelphia. His albums lean heavily on jazz-improvisation, electronic experimentation, & personal narrative. His sound is known for his interpolation of his Dominican roots with his affinity for contemporary technique. Pedazo De Carne Con Ojo melts down genres into raw sound vibrations and re-builds them in his own image.https://www.instagram.com/pedazodecarneconojo

MC Lars + Schaffer The Darklord ~ Shubzilla + Bill Beats ~ MC Snax

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 6:00 PM Show: 7:00 PMMC LarsFor over twenty years, MC Lars has built a fanbase across the US, the UK and the rest of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. In addition to touring, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, South by Southwest, San Diego Comic-Con, Slam Dunk, Truck Festival and as part of the VANS Warped Tour. He has performed on stage with numerous artists, including Bowling for Soup, MC Frontalot, Wheatus, Say Anything, Gym Class Heroes, Simple Plan, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Koo Koo Kanga Roo. His work includes collabs with a wide range of musicians – among them, “Weird Al” Yankovic, KRS-One, Sage Francis, Watsky, Mega Ran, Jaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup, Wheatus, the Matches, Kool Keith, Spose, MC Frontalot, YT Cracker, Schäffer the Dark Lord, Beefy and K.Flay. He has been featured on CNN, NPR, and MTV and has been profiled in Rolling Stone, SPIN, and Alternative Press.Schaffer The DarklordSchaffer the Darklord (or STD) is a New York City-based rapper, drummer and comedian with material best-suited for nerdy and/or hedonistic audiences. With manic energy fueling a cartoonishly commanding stage presence, STD skewers such topics as substance abuse, sexual compulsion, urban anxiety and obsessive cat-enthusiasm. Imagine a Frankenstein-esque monster assembled from equal parts Bill Hicks, Adam Yauch, Joey Ramone and Prince, stitched together inside the shell of a maniacal heavy metal ex-patriot. STD has released nine albums and is a founding member of the touring nerdcore hip-hop collective known as the Four-Eyed Horsemen, along with MC Lars, Mega Ran and MC Frontalot. When he’s not on the road, he produces the NYC burlesque/wrestling hybrid event called “TasselMania.” STD continues to write, record and perform with great frequency and has no intention of stopping until his rock and roll lifestyle destroys him.Shubzilla + Bill BeatsShubzilla and Bill Beats are a rapper/DJ duo based in the Pacific Northwest. They began working together in 2011. After releasing the single “Wonderful World” for “Bill Beats For President Vol.1,” the pair have gone on to release EPs “Late Checkout,” “BOOMERS,” “BOOMERS Vol. 2,” “The Belmont Tapes,” and more. Shubzilla and Bill Beats have performed at Super BitFest, SXSW, San Japan’s Jamspace, MAGfest, Nerdcore Dayz, The Never Give Up Never Surrender Tour, and many others. They have toured with acts such as mc chris, Kadesh Flow, Mark Cooper, and Prowess The Testament. They are also the hosts of Seattle’s Friday Night Get Down, a monthly community hip-hop show. Occasionally, Shubzilla and Bill Beats stream gaming and music making on Twitch. They have livestreamed sets for shows such as Bonus Stage Vancouver, Virtua Ongaku, and The Four-Eyed Horsemen.MC SnaxMC Snax has made it his mission to spread some much needed joy and freshness in an often negative and stale world. In his ever-building career, he has self-released several albums and EPs, all the while building a dedicated support base. Whether he’s writing about saving the world from an alien invasion with former WWE Champion and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, or rapping at length about his favorite discontinued snacks, the MC Snax discography is a vast resource of absurdly positive and oftentimes positively absurd music. Snax also co-hosts a Juggalo-themed podcast named Hatchet Chat with MC Lars. With his strong D.I.Y. ethic, MC Snax produces, records, mixes and masters all of his own music.

NPC 2 NPC Tour with Mega Ran, Substantial, Shao Dow, Kadesh Flow, Raisi-K, DJ Rockman & host K-Murdock

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM Video Games, Anime and Jazz-Hop combine at the NPC to NPC Tour, a groundbreaking joint headline tour featuring the stellar lineup of Mega Ran, Substantial, and the USA debut tour of Shao Dow!   Embark on a musical journey inspired by anime, games, comics and more as they bring their unique blend of beats and rhymes to cities across the USA, bookended by two landmark conventions: BlerdCon (Washington DC) and Nerdcore Party Con (Raleigh NC).   Created by Mega Ran in 2013 to help increase awareness and highlight the contributions of Black and Brown faces in nerdy spaces, the Nerdy People of Color (NPC) Collective has served panels, concerts and programming to conventions and venues on all seven continents, adding teachers, musicians and even professional wrestlers to the stable.   “When the Nerdcore Party Con — also shortened to NPC—- called me up, I knew this was fate.” Ran says. “ I had such a blast last year that I had to bring the crew this time, the stars just aligned for that to happen.   Substantial adds: “I’m excited to hit road with such a dope group of truly creative artists. It’s going to be a great time.”   UK based rapper, manga author and occasional ninja – Shao Dow’s first tour of the USA is sure to be a memorable one, following on from his first tour in Japan, this will mark a milestone in his musical journey.   Known to rap in both English and Japanese, he has opened for the likes of Tech N9ne, R.A The Rugged Man and KRS-One, written music for the games Fortnite and God of War and trained in Kung Fu in China at age 18.   With support from Kadesh Flow, O_Super, DJ Rockman and hosted by esteemed producer K-Murdock, the tour promises to be a great time.   Get your tickets now and celebrate this fusion of hip-hop and geek culture! Immerse yourself in the energy, passion, and creativity. Tickets and VIP packages are available now.   Visit megaran.com, https://www.diygang.co.uk/pages/tour or iamSubstantial.com for more details.  

R.A.P. Ferreira + Rosie Tucker with special guest Cavalier

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry* 7 PM – Doors8 PM – Show R.A.P. FERREIRAR.A.P. Ferreira fka milo aka scallops hotel is an mc, producer and theorist working in the Black arts tradition commonly categorized as rap. Having founded the label ruby yacht in 2015 and since releasing all of his music through this channel, Ferreira has earned a sizable following within independent hip hop by rigorous, constant touring and an elevated, explorational style of performance. He is known for an uncompromised, utopic flow that speaks directly to the root of the listener. By 2018, the young artist galvanized his presence in the American rap scene with the opening of Soulfolks Records & Tapes in Biddeford, Maine (now located in Nashville).Ferreira has a sprawling, limitless catalog ranging years, names, geographies, intentions, collaborations, and vocabularies.In an era defined by keyword search, soundbyte, cosign, marketing and virality this artist’s work stands out by not cow tailing to the movements and trends of the digital sphere.He currently makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee where he continues to helm the Ruby Yacht while studying to become a blues guitar legend and a farmer.ROSIE TUCKERRosie Tucker is a born songwriter, an evocative vocalist, an accomplished rock instrumentalist, and a funny gender-queer art weirdo serving up truly fresh indie rock with an ear for the long queer lineage of politically conscious singer-poets like The Indigo Girls, Ani Difranco, Tracy Chapman, and Glenn Copeland.The songs that make up Tucker’s fourth LP, Utopia Now! are career-defining, aiming to make a watermark high above most every other songwriter in their genre. The album comes out on March 22 via Sentimental Records.Written solely by Tucker (with the exception of “Eternal Life”, a cover of an evocative recent Numero Group unearthing) and produced entirely by Tucker and longtime collaborator Wolfy, this most recent effort is both a homespun labor of love and a hi-fi, creatively ambitious swing for the fences. Recorded at their home studio in Altadena in between walking the dog and watching campy art films, Tucker’s latest album is a beautiful snapshot in time, a picture of healing from the isolation of both the global pandemic and the atomization of artists.CAVALIERCavalier is an emcee, Hip-Hop adept, urban chief and cultural dapifer. A native to Brooklyn, New York his influence as a performer and artist have found reach locally and globally. He has shared top billing with Little Brother, Homeboy Sandman, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Joey Badass among others.A dynamic powerhouse of a performer and lyricist, Cavalier has been quickly becoming a choice favorite among Hip-Hop loyalists and alternative music fans alike. His seminal release, CHIEF, boasts a strong production line up and collaborations with Raekwon, Quelle Chris and Iman Omari. Cavalier has been featured on VIBE, EgoTrip, Ebony, XXL and the LAWeekly along with feature appearances on BoilerRoomTV.

Chiddy Bang ~ Hotel Canal ~ Mike Voss

**All shows 21+—valid ID required** Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 8:30 PMChiddy Banghttps://chiddybang.bandcamp.com/album/peanut-butter-and-swellyHotel CanalMike VossMike Voss is one of the most eclectic, unique artists in hip-hop. His lyricism mixes unshakeable confidence with transparently honest vulnerability, while the production he chooses runs the gamut from booming trap to smooth R&B to soulful boom bap and back again. A veteran of the game with an untouchable live show, Mike is a master of his craft with a resume to prove it. The Philadelphia native is a BET 106 & Park Freestyle Friday battle rap champion with a virtually endless list of big name artists he’s shared the stage with during his career. Mike Voss’ latest album “Ain’t Nobody’s Hero” is now streaming on all platforms.mikevoss.bandcamp.com

Ceschi Ramos ~ Crazy & The Brains ~ Myles Bullen

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PMCESCHI RAMOSAn engaging, theatrical live performer, Ceschi Ramos has treated entire venues like a stage, viewing the middle of the audience or an empty barstool as good a place as any to perform a soul-baring folk song or tongue-twisting rap track. He knows what it is to suffer for his art and is aware that music exploring the ugliness and sorrow of the human condition will always exist on the fringes of a game dominated by disposable escapism and expensive publicists. Yet he still pours everything he has into his craft, and on any given night you can find him tracking vocals at his cousin’s New Haven studio, warmly greeting fans and friends at a dive bar merch booth or rapping double-time in Japan or Europe for audiences that often don’t speak his language, but are able to see the giant heart at the core of it all. He has been in bands described as hardcore, crunk rap, lo-fi synth pop, Latin progressive and psych-jazz-rap. He has crafted abstracted and personal narratives mining the depths of depression and heights of hope. He has slept on countless floors when hotels weren’t in the touring budget and lost girlfriends and jobs all for the love of creating and performing. Ceschi was born with four fingers on his right hand, which served as partial inspiration for the name of his DIY record label, Fake Four, Inc. Those who have worked with him describe Ceschi as one of the most artist-friendly labelheads out there, a rare breed who values art over profit almost to a fault.ceschiramos.comhttps://ceschi.bandcamp.com/IG @ceschiramosTwitter @ceschifacebook.com/ceschiramos Crazy & the BrainsPunk rock, New Jersey.Website Myles BullenMyles Bullen (they) (Absentee Shawnee) is a self-described “migratory, songbird, rap seamstress, art poet” hailing from Portland, ME. Their music is influenced by indie rock bands, underrated rappers, spoken word poets, and soft, folk melodies.   mylesbullen.com IG and Twitter @beatboxpoet https://www.facebook.com/beatboxpoet

Domo Genesis ~ Fly Anakin ~ Malik Elijah

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PMDomo GenesisDomo Genesis, born Dominique Marquis Cole on March 9, 1991, in Inglewood, California, is an American rapper, member of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, and a solo artist. Domo’s love for music started at a young age, influenced by his grandfather’s record collection. He gained recognition with the release of his debut mixtape, “Rolling Papers,” in 2010, showcasing his laid-back flow and clever wordplay. Domo’s career soared with the success of his group, Odd Future, and their critically acclaimed albums. In 2016, he released his debut studio album, “Genesis,” receiving positive reviews. Known for his introspective lyrics, distinctive voice, and versatile style, Domo continues to make waves in the rap scene, solidifying his place as a respected artist and an important voice in hip-hop.Fly AnakinRaised on a steady diet of Ready To Die and Supreme Clientele, equipped with a penchant for dizzying internal rhyme, and damn near impossible to outrap, 27-year-old Richmond, VA artist Fly Anakin has established himself as one of the country’s most essential rappers dedicated to transmuting the rugged spirit of ‘90s New York and sending it spinning into the future. He is linchpin of Richmond’s rap community and the co-founder of the Richmond-based rap collective Mutant Academy. Since 2015, he has released over 25 projects, including many with his inner circle of rap friends, including Tuamie, Ohbliv, Big Kahuna OG, Koncept Jack$on, Henny L.O., and Birmingham hero Pink Siifu. In this span, Anakin has placed collaboration at the core of his artistic identity, and he’s honed his sharp, observational, and sometimes surreal manner and the bulletproof sneer with which he delivers it. All the while, he’s maintained a DIY ethos, recording an estimated 95% of his music at home. His wizardry has garnered extensive praise from Pitchfork, which wrote, “Fly Anakin is a marvel to behold, the kind of lightning-in-a-bottle technician who makes you drop what you’re doing to better absorb his enunciation, syllable placement, and superhuman breath control.” Fly Anakin has been rapping for nearly two decades and it shows—but his prime has only just begun.Born Frank Walton, Anakin grew up in challenging circumstances, in a household defined by crack cocaine addiction and distribution. He found an escape and a calling in music, and he laid down his first verse at age 9, inspired by his brother, a local rapper who helped him develop a taste for Ghostface Killah and Curren$y. Malik ElijahAt the core of his music, Malik Elijah is a hip-hop artist. taking a step back reveals numerous layers of creative expression that push the boundaries of the genre. Rather than ride the waves created by others, he pulls inspiration from his peers and predecessors to create his own current. Online, Malik’s music resonated with over 660K Spotify listeners in 2023, catching the attention of platforms like Okayplayer and Lyrical Lemonade, alongside curators Annabelle Kline and Saving Connie. Offline, with over 40 shows since 2022, including support acts like Freddie Gibbs, Earthgang, and Ben Reilly, and two DIY tours, Malik boasts a robust live performance resume. Stamped by nominations for Best Hip-hop artist and Best EP/Album at the 2023 Boston Music Awards.Instagram.com/malikelijahh

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