Tito's Sound Machine Series Presents
Second Hand King, Illphonics
Crystal Rose, Aaron Alexander
1520 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO, 64108
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Second Hand King
Second Hand King, Joe Stanziola, walks down a profound lane not commonly heard in your standard definition of hip hop. This artist provides the unrivaled passion you can feel & hear in his music from a genre he defines as Doo Wop music. His name derived from a 1966 Doo Wop song known as "The Joker went Wild" by Brian Hyland finds his heart in Doo Wop while his story telling finds home in Hip-Hop. To describe this musician, writer & talented artist as solely another rapper on the scene would be an injustice to the versatility and unique art he creates. With influences and sounds that range across several genres of music including Classic Rock, Doo Wop, Folk, Rap, and Hip Hop it is no surprise that the constant evolving of this artist shines through to give perspective to his unique stance in the scene.
Coming off of the successful releases of his first albums, going by names such as All My Fears, Lower Depths, and Chuck, Second Hand King tells an outstanding arrayment of stories and tales through a tightrope style of hip hop he loves and has develop a strong love for. Admittedly raised by hip hop, honing his skills on forums like Rap-Royalty, this musician finds solitude and inspiration during the difficult segments of his life through other members of the hip hop community. With the unique entanglement of genres not usually heard together, this artist brings an incredible blend of genres, taking the listener to a place that is of pure art and also extremely entertaining due to the heart felt delivery portrayed by his expirences and real life emotion via song.
Reminiscencent, if the late Eyedea started crooning in a Doo Wop band in the 50's, this artist hits hip hop scene with a style and background that no other artist comes close to in comparison or magnitude. To relate this artist to any other would only be selling him short, allowing his uniqueness to stand out firm and strong on its own. Second Hand King has been vigorously writing and performing since high school and has not stopped since. Experienced in the formation of music, He brings the listener into a diverse amount of specific emotions through the use of various sounds and vocal styles. Second Hand King has been carving out his own niche in hip-hop, creating a community and following under the slogan: The Doo Wop Movement.
Second Hand King now sets his sights on creating a stronghold in the scene. With a professionalism and humbleness, this musician deserves every inch of respect he gains. Not afraid to leap out of the box don't be surprised by the ripples that this artist is already making and will surely make in the future. Now working on his next project set to release soon, keep an eye out for Second Hand King because there is really something special that deserves to be noticed.
iLLPHONiCS is more than a band, it's an identity. The five‐piece experimental outfit is comprised of not only each individual member, but an embodiment of their musical taste, upbringing, and outlook on life. What you get when you combine Larry Morris, Keith Moore, Kevin Koehler, Simon Chervitz, Chaz Brew, and Lena Charlie is a soulful concoction of hard‐hitting and real lyrics wrapped around a symphony of jazzy bass lines, sharp drums, clean guitars, and ever‐evolving keys. Each iLLPHONiCS performance screams a good time. Music that makes you both dance and think is a rare find.
Emcee/Lead Vocals / Larry "Fallout" Morris
Vocals / Lena Charlie
Keys/Vocals / Keith Moore
Guitar / Kevin Koehler
Bass / Simon Chervitz
Drums/Vocals / Chaz Brew
Crystal Rose is a singer song-writer based in heart of Kansas City. At a young age she was Influenced by powerhouse vocals like Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Christina Aguilera. She has since drawn much inspiration from blusey and folk centered artist like James Bay, James Vincent Mcmorrow and Johnnyswim.
In May of 2016 she released her single, Come Alive which is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and Tidal. She is usually seen performing solo but you can catch her now, backed by a band with all the same intimates vibes.
Drummer and Composer Aaron Alexander is a New York City based klezmer and jazz drummer, composer, bandleader and educator. He is the leader of klezmer/jazz/world music band "Midrash Mish Mosh".