Bambu is a father, MC and community organizer. Raised in Los Angeles, as a young boy he experienced a life that other rappers have glorified, but rarely experienced. As he navigated through a turbulent youth, Bambu turned around the destructive energy that surrounded him and poured it into making music. Bambu has been lauded by his fans and contemporaries for his lyrical storytelling abilities. Whether fictional or autobiographical, his vividly-detailed narratives are characterized by an honesty that is equal parts brutal, thought-provoking and liberating. Bambu music is not for mere performance – he utilizes his music as a tool for a larger goal – to reach and support youth who face similar issues that he did, and move them to question what goes on in the world. Bambu has reached audiences across the country and internationally with his explosive and engaging live performance. Being paired on concert billings with such acts as Immortal Technique, Blue Scholars, Zion I, Psycho Realm, dead prez, Evidence, Atmosphere and Brother Ali, to name a few, has afforded Bambu the opportunity to garner fans from varying demographics. With a catalog of music stretching the span of ten-years, the Los Angeles emcee has allowed his fans to witness the growth of a gracefully honest artist, who truly embodies the sentiment of the people.

DJ Phatrick

Whether in the classroom or club, studio or streets, DJ Phatrick operates under the firm conviction of using music as a tool for building community and affecting social change.

$15.00 - $20.00


Bambu DePistola and DJ Phatrick are back at the Bootleg with their signature live show, revisiting deep cuts from an expansive catalog and previewing new songs from the upcoming project, Exrcising A Demon Article 1: A Few Left. Mixing militant underground rap with biting political commentary and the occasional dad joke during their set, they promise to up the ante from their last sell out at the Bootleg. After a yearlong hiatus, Bam is lacing up his Chucks and returning back to the stage so expect special guests to pop up during the show to share the spotlight

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