Knitting Factory Presents
Kagah, True Ghouls, Pleasantville Killerz, Upinatem
416 S. 9th Street
Boise, ID, 83702
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
The quest to uncover the truth has given California-based hardcore pioneers (Hed)p.e. new life. While the band has weathered the stormy waters of the music business for over a decade and enjoyed a slew of successful albums, it's their quest for answers that has given them purpose. Now with the release of their eighth studio album, "Truth Rising", (Hed)p.e have become the voice for a movement that empowers youth and reveals the seedy underbelly of our current political affairs.
While early (Hed)p.e. albums found the group mixed up in the rock n' roll lifestyle, they were reborn after aligning themselves with California based Suburban Noize Records. The group's first release under the partnership was 2006's "Back 2 Base X", which saw (Hed)p.e. adopting a socio-political mindset and picked up the torch that giants like Rage Against The Machine had once carried. Since then (Hed)p.e. has been embraced by underground music fans all across the globe who don't subscribe to mainstream trends. (Hed)p.e's grassroots rebirth has given the band the biggest success of their career, as their 2007 release "Insomnia" charted at #138 on the Billboard Top 200, and 2009's "New World Orphans" jumped to #72, proving that the group's movement continues to grow.
"I believe (Hed)p.e's longevity is due to the fact that our records than more than just music," concludes Jahred. "Some of the greatest artists have used their music for social commentary. Bands like Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down, Sex Pistols, and The Clash, have all empowered their fans to rise up to fight injustice. Since we've got involved with The Truth Movement, I've heard from thousands of fans who are excited that we're using our music to explore things other than girl and boy problems. The best bands use their music for more than dancing and getting wasted."
With the release of "Truth Rising" (Hed)pe has their sights firmly set on the New World Order and they are using their brand of hardcore to bring it down. While early (Hed)pe albums found them mixed up in the rock n' roll lifestyle, the group have been reborn to become the voice for a movement that empowers the youth and uncovers the seedy underbelly of current political affairs. Always pushing the envelope, (Hed)pe stays true to form on their new album and earmark it with their signature brand of raunchy tracks to round out the mix.
The Pleasantville Killerz (Sketchy Waze and Jesse James) is one of the hottest rap/ hip-hop duos to hit the Northwest, and they are quickly taking the entire region by storm with their captivating sounds and clever wordplay. Fans of all ages can appreciate the true-to-life messages within the music, delivered over hard-hitting beats and combined with catchy melodies. An explosively high-energy stage performance has only added to their reputation, which already precedes the two rising stars.
Partners-in-rhyme since the ages of 11 and 13, the Boise-native duo has dropped 8 albums to the Northwest Underground since 2001. They independently released their self-titled commercial debut album in May of 2009, and since that time have performed in front of sold-out audiences across the Northwest for such big names as The Ying Yang Twins, Too Short, KyMani Marley, Cypress Hill, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Warren G, Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Glasses Malone, Yukmouth, Cool Nutz, Illmaculate, Brown Boy, Kilo, Andre Nickatina, DJ Unk, Twista, De La Soul, Illmaculate, Sapient, Maino, Haystak and many others. The two have worked with producers and A&Rs from top labels such as Def Jam, Universal Motown and Interscope, and their music has received rotation on Boise and Portland radio, as well as several northern college radio stations. Their videos can be found on the prestigious WorldStarHipHop.com website, a coveted hip-hop video forum. Their ringtones have received over 10,000 downloads in one year's time, and they have self-produced 8 music videos, a couple of which feature big-name appearances from Bay Area Legend Yukmouth, Nashville's up-and-coming Haystak, Portland Pioneer Cool Nutz, two-time World Rap Champion Illmaculate, and the Texas Star Paul Wall.
The Pleasantville Killerz have a determination and drive that shines as brightly as their talent. Not only do they engineer and mix all their own music, but they have also taken up the torch as independent businessmen, studying each and every aspect of the music industry and utilizing every popular trend possible to maximize exposure of their CDs and merchandise. Their business savvy has enabled the duo to launch their own indie record label, MasterMindz Entertainment, with a complete pro audio and visual studio, PA and lighting equipment, a professional CD duplicator, an in-house silk screener for merchandising, and a list of industry contacts and resources worth their weight in gold.
In such a short time, The Pleasantville Killerz have captured the hearts of countless fans and have single-handedly planted a seed in Idaho for an exciting new hip- hop culture. They have just released their sophomore project, “The Return Of The Pleasantville Killerz”, a 23-track LP guaranteed to satisfy even the most discriminate of hip-hop heads. The motivated duo is now working on a double-solo LP, entitled “The Pleasantville Massacre”, which is set to be released sometime late 2011. They are also working on a collaborative mixtape entitled “Zombies Ate My Neighbors”, to be released under the GameBoyz Series, a project of Octavius Crouch, Senior A&R of UniversalMotown.
Between all of this, as well as consistently touring the Northwest and Western regions in search of new eardrums to rock, PK stays pretty busy, but promises to continue delivering some of the hottest hip-hop the underground has to offer. The fans will undoubtedly be waiting.