Knitting Factory Presents - Early Show
MC Lars, Math The Band
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 7:30PM / Show 8:30PM
This event is all ages
MC Lars, real name Andrew Nielsen, (born October 6, 1982 in Berkeley, California) is an American rapper. He is the self-proclaimed originator of “post-punk laptop rap”. He has recorded for Truck Records in the UK and his Laptop EP is licensed to Sidecho Records in the USA. He was formerly known as MC Lars Horris but changed his pseudonym to MC Lars in 2004 for the sake of simplicity.
Math The Band
Math the Band is equal parts Atom and His Package and Andrew WK. Sampled casio sk1 drums, paired with solid square waves and more BPMs than can possibly be considered reasonable. Started by a sixteen year old kid who was kicked out of his high school pop-punk band, Math the Band has been going strong for 5 years, playing well over 500 shows throughout the US, Mexico and Canada, with bands such as Andrew WK, Matt and Kim, Polysics and Bob Doland.
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-Z. of HipsterPlease.com
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.
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