Revenge of the Nerd Tour 2 Featuring:, MC Chris
Dr. Awkward, Jesse Dangerously, Tribe One
96 Lafayette St
New York, NY, 10013
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 6:45 PM
This event is 16 and over
MC Chris is a cartoon making rapper that helped start Adult Swim as an animator, writer, voice actor, song writer and on air producer. He's been touring the country for 8 years and making albums for 12. From the suburbs of Chicago he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and was a graduate of dramatic writing at Tisch at NYU. He studied with the Upright Citizens Brigade and worked on Michael Moore's The Awful Truth before being discovered by Adult Swim one year before its launch.
You might know him from Aqua Teen Hunger Force as MC Pee Pants or young Carl. He also was animator for the show and composed four songs, one of which, "I Want Candy" was featured in both the show and the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie. He also was in the ATHF video game.
mc chris starred in Sealab 2021 as Hesh and various other characters. And there he was also a writer and head animator.
He starred in The Brak Show where he was animator, sound editor and book keeper. He penned two episodes one of which was a rap musical starring Cee-Lo Green.
Besides being an on-air producer producing the first spots for Family Guy, Futurama and Robot Chicken, mc starred in over 50 cartoons for AS as well as four different pilots, Welcome to Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamon, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell and Tight Bros.
Lately he's been doing a lot of work with Kevin Smith. You might have heard his song, "fett's vette" in "Zak and Miri Make a Porno," or one of his many Smodcast themes, including the intro to "Jay and Silent Bob Get Old" which is featured on the DVD and Netflix. Most recently he composed two songs for "Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie," including the Bluntman and Chronic theme song and the closing credits song, "Fuck a Critic in the Mouth."
His song "hoodie ninja" was featured in a national Honda commercial as well as America's Funniest Home Videos.
Now mc is working on his own cartoon with Titmouse Productions (Venture Brothers, Metalocalypse) and after kickstartering $65K in 2011 for a six minute pitch he's now going to raise an additional amount to finish the first episode.
His fanbase of over 200,000 loyal die hard followers is always eager to consume his latest offering, which includes a sequel to his popular children's album, "Marshmellow Playground" and his 8th full length album, "mc chris foreverrr." His style of music has spawned the genre of music known as "nerdcore." He's collaborated with Andrew WK, Talib Kweli, Childish Gambino and Kitty Pryde.
He will be on a nationwide tour this summer.
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."
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 many releases, Doc is back in the lab working on new material, and playing shows all over the globe!
Growing up in Nova Scotia loving rap above all, Jesse began with lighter fare in 1989, embraced hardcore in the early 90s, and found his calling in the independent rap revolution at century's end. All the while, he was honing his own style, ethos and skill set within a distinctly Haligonian hip-hop identity.
His first cassette, BREAK, came in 1997. He has since independently released five further albums, frequently in collaboration with members of the Canada-wide Backburner crew. He's toured a dozen times across Canada and the US, sold music on every continent, scored films and video games, and accidentally assisted in developing "nerdcore" hip-hop into a scene.
Jesse's 2011 album, Humble & Brilliant, is also a book.
He will be the first to tell you that he is a Genuine Independent Rap Legend (GIRL)! Others will tell you he's a gorgeous, fat, feminist sex god. You be the judge!
Lightning struck, thunder crashed, and TribeOne was born with a smile on his face and a rap in his heart. It took him a few years to figure out how to write and then many more years to figure out how to write a decent rap. But eventually he sorted it all out and his been at it ever since.
Years later, he continues doing the raps, nerdcore and otherwise. He's a man of few words but many names, Dirty South Swamp Thing, Devil Rhymeosaur, Ol' Dirty Batroc.