VENUE: Mike Judy Presents:
MC Chris, Dr. Awkward, Jesse Dangerously, Tribe 1
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
mc chris is a rapper from the suburbs of Chicago that was once an animator on many of the shows you see on Adult Swim. He was writer, actor, songwriter and animator for Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He has also voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamonn and Tight Bros. He was also a producer of on air content for over a year before leaving Williams Street to pursue a career in music.
mc has since crossed America countless times touring as a headlining act. He is considered to be one of the originators of a genre of music called nerdcore. He's collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo and Childish Gambino. His music has been featured in a Kevin Smith movie and an upcoming DVD; and he has composed several themes for his Smodcast network. Most recently, mc's song "hoodie ninja" was featured in both a Honda commercial and America's Funniest Home Videos.
mc raises money to fight cancer and cystic fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, mc chris and his fans have raised over $100,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The cancer charity is brand new in honor of mc's recently deceased father as well as Beastie Boy Adam Yauch.
It's been mc chris' lifelong dream to have his own cartoon and he still hasn't given up. Last year, his fans donated over $60,000 to kickstart his dream and now the cartoon is currently in production in Indiana, Los Angeles and New York. mc chris lives in Brooklyn with his girlfriend.
Dr. Awkward (Josh Watson) has been a Southern California recording artist since 2009. Doc was born and raised in San Diego, and because of this, much of his music is influenced by mainstream and underground West Coast Hip Hop.
In early 2009, Dr. Awkward released his first solo project "Next Gen," in which Doc proclaims that he is the future of Hip Hop. The EP was hailed as an instant classic, with such hits as "Geekquilibrium" and "Impostor." With this release, Doc signed to the independent label Scrub Club Records.
He then performed at Nerdapalooza with several artists from Scrub Club. In Summer 2009, Doc finished a follow-up EP titled "Subterranean." It was named that because of a departure from Awkward's heavy synth sound and it adopted a more underground feel. This EP was completely discarded because Doc did not feel it evolved in the skills demonstrated on the Next Gen EP.
Since his live act at Nerdapalooza, Doc has performed at after parties for large events such as Florida's Nerd Invasion, San Diego's ComicCon,Texas' Comicpalooza,and Indianaplois' GenCon. He has shared bills with MC Frontalot, MC Lars, MC Chris, Zealous1, YTCracker, and MegaRan.
In April 2010, one year after Next Gen, Dr. Awkward finished and released his first full length album called "Unlimited." The album was titled as such to convey Doc's unlimited potential and ability. This album features an amazing fusion of Nerdy Rhymes, Next Gen Hip Hop, and R&B.
After his huge first LP, Doc is back in the lab working on new material, and playing shows all over the globe!