Schaffer the Darklord ~ Coolzey ~ Joe Jack Talcum

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, April 15
Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:30pm

**All shows 21+—valid ID required**

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 7:30 PM

Schaffer the Darklord

Schaffer 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.

Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt and tempered by 90s alternative era rock influence yields a juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world, allowing for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop.

Joe Jack Talcum
Joe Jack Talcum (a/k/a Joe Genaro) is an American musician and songwriter who co-founded the Philadelphia-based punk rock band The Dead Milkmen. He has been performing with The Dead Milkmen since the early 1980s and has been performing solo acoustic shows since 2004 during which time The Dead Milkmen were on hiatus. Talcum’s songwriting and performing style is rooted in folk and punk music with an emphasis on punk while with The Dead Milkman and emphasis on folk music (or Americana) while solo. As a solo artist he has toured throughout the United States including in opening slots for the bands Pinback and The Presidents of the United States. He has also toured with nerd core hip hop artists Coolzey and The Bassturd, and low-fi singer songwriter Samuel Locke-Ward. His shows usually contain a mix of Dead Milkmen songs reconfigured for acoustic and his own songs.

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