Sloppy Seconds presents
Open Mike Eagle, Ceschi, Mega Ran, Northern Lights, Old Self
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Homeboy Sandman is New York City's premier talent based hip hop musician. Mainstream. Underground. Period.
His latest release "The Good Sun," reached #1 on CMJ's national music chart, and appeared on countless 2010 year end lists, (including HipHopDX's Top 25, #2 on Real Late's Top 30 on Hot 97.1 FM, and #1 on Billy Jam's Top 50 on Amoeba.com) . He has a video ("The Carpenter") in rotation on MTV and has been prominently featured in internationally recognized hip hop publications such as XXL and The Source, as well by non genre-specific press outlets such as FADER and The LA Times. On the heels of starring in an episode of MTV MADE (which documented him training a San Diego teen in the artform of hip hop), he has been handpicked by celebrated UK tastemaker Gilles Peterson (of BBC1) to perform at 2011's World Wide Awards, and is indeed on the cusp of going global. Prioritizing quality content, live shows, and fan building ahead of hype, he is the blueprint for the self-sustaining, landscape shifting, indie artist in the young millenium.
Open Mike Eagle
One of LA's smartest young voices" says the LA Times...which the artist suspects, may just be a covert way of saying LA is dumb. "Open" Mike Eagle wouldnt terribly mind, being born and raised in Chicago where the painful winters and his uppity grandparents kept him inside as a youth. He spent his formative years watching alternative music happen on MTV and hoping to one day be able to audition for the Native Tongues. As a young adult after graduating with a degree in Psychology, he did the next best thing and moved to Los Angeles, joining the Project Blowed collective where he made music and toured with Busdriver, Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Nocando and more. He's also gained notoriety in the world of comedy by being invited by professional funny people (Paul F. Tompkins, Hannibal Buress, Matt Besser/UCB) to rap at their shows. He'd like to be rap's Kurt Vonnegut but recognizes that he'd first have to create something as iconic as the four-stroke illustration of an anus. He practices by releasing rap albums that delight, entertain, and confuse.
Fresh off of a year chock full of US and European tours opening for the likes of Myka 9, Sole, Awol One, and 2Mex, Ceschi Ramos continues in 2010 bringing his brand of post-folk songwriting and left field hip hop to the stage. With influences from Neutral Milk Hotel to the Freestyle Fellowship we can assure you that you've never seen or heard anything quite like Ceschi before.
Raheem Jarbo, aka Random or Mega Ran. Teacher/Rapper/Hero. People will remember Ran for his daring leap into video game remixing which led to a Capcom cosign, but Random's penchant for storytelling has impressed retro gamers while garnering respect from Hip-Hop's harshest critics. An incredible impromptu "freestyle" MC, Random's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way into TV shows, movies, video games, and even coursework at several universities. That's Random.
Hip Hop, Soul, Experimental Trio/Production Duo from New Haven, CT.
Cell-Phone Pizza Rap/ Post-Hippie Trauma MC from Milford, CT.