The Vote No(squared) Show: Turn a Double Negative into a Positive
Tall Paul, Pretty Ugly, Melong, Damien Strange, Electric Children, Guante, Villa Rosa, DJ Shannon Blowtorch
1308 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55414
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Formed in the spring of 2010 as an improvisation-based instrumental quartet, Electric Children have found themselves exploring fresh combinations of jazz, funk, and hip hop music while bringing body-moving grooves to dancing Minneapolites around the town. With influences ranging from ?estlove, Black Thought, and The Roots, to Erykah Badu, to Umphrey's McGee and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this group tries to combine energy and enthusiasm to get every night in line with the vibes around. Also check them out on soundcloud.com, facebook, and twitter.
Since 2008, Maria Isa and Muja Messiah have released several tracks together including "Royalty" from Muja Messiah's 2008 release Adventures of BBoy DBoy, "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" off Muja Messiah's 2010 mixtape M-16's, and "Never Let Go" off Maria Isa's 2009 record Street Politics. There's a unique chemistry between the Latin firebrand MC, singer, actor, and activist Maria Isa and Muja Messiah, a veteran of the Minneapolis indie scene who brings a heavy dose of politically incorrect satire laced with humor and narratives of daily life. With Villa Rosa these two artists unite influenced by Spanish lyricism and Latino politicswith hardcore street smarts to a full circle. Villa Rosa's debut Blue Diamond Island will be released in fall 2011 on Black Corners with production from Martin "Doc" McKinney (The Weeknd, Esthero), Benzilla, Mike The Martyr, and DJ Turtleneck. Blue Diamond Island finds the two MC's crafting a sprawling record influenced by Latins rhythms, reggae, left field pop based in hip-hop sensibility.
DJ Shannon Blowtorch
Shannon Blowtorch is an award winning, DJ, promoter, professional party thrower, sound engineer, businesswoman, and entertainment consultant. Also the DJ for the rap crew GRRRL PRTY. Star Tribune & city Pages have recognized Shannon Blowtorch as being the Best Club DJ in the Twin Cities. She’s been featured in Curve magazine, and 100 woman we love in Go Magazine.
She has toured nationally and internationally with groups such as Peaches, the Gossip, MEN, and CSS and has played with the likes of Salt N Pepa, Madonna, Juicy J, just to name a few.
$8.00 - $10.00