$8 in advance/$10 at the door
10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
Homeless & Big Cats:
Homeless (Ryan Kopperud) is a poet, writer, and rapper born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kopperud began his career in performing and writing, by competing in Austin, Texas with the Minneapolis Poetry Slam Team, at just the age of 19. His work is equal parts complex and effortless, ranging from topics of love, loss, depression, struggle, and celebration.
"I could list any line and say, 'This is fresh.'"
- 89.3 The Current
Big Cats is a producer, DJ, composer, and musician from Minneapolis, MN. He makes instrumental hip hop that draws from a wide range of musical influences including classical, hip hop and jazz. He has collaborated with BJ The Chicago Kid, Toki Wright, P.O.S., Smoke DZA, Lizzo, Caroline Smith, Eric Mayson, Haley Bonar, Chastity Brown, Sage Francis, Guante, The Tribe & Big Cats, Sims, K. Raydio, MaLLy, and many others.
"Minneapolis is home to a grip of great producers, and Big Cats is quickly rising as the best of them all."
Crunchy Kids is a four-piece hip-hop band, with a distinct sound, fusing jazz, soul, and punk. The independent, Minneapolis-based group is led by emcee/grio, Slim Chance and multi-instrumentalist/singer, Eric Mayson. The music consists of thoughtful, slice-of-life analyses, with layered jokes and soaring choruses. Their 2013 album, “Mint,” received an honorable mention from City Pages for “Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013.” Crunchy Kids have steadily toured the Midwest, in addition to two trips with multiple shows in Austin, TX during SXSW, and a tour of Colorado in the fall of 2014. Their music has been featured on blogs internationally and their reputation locally boasts an exceptional live show. This band has had a consistent buzz for years, but anticipation for their third album, coming in 2015, has made them a group you must witness before they are on to bigger things.
DJ Ander Other:
The last decade or so has brought the music world a lot of things it didn’t have before, but for Ander Other (aka Young Baby) the most notable thing the new millennium brought was probably the ability for a teenager to, as he puts it, “bug the shit out of” his favorite musicians on the internet. In the mid-00s this is how a 17-year-old tech whiz from California caught the attention of Doomtree’s P.O.S., Sims, and Mike Mictlan. Cyber-persistence pretty much forced the emcees to know who Ander was by the time they got to his fair golden state and because his aim seemed honest and true, “the friendships started building from there and they sort of slowly realized how into it I was,” he describes, and before you knew it, the guy packed his bags for Minnesota. Since then he has become the group’s official “Intern/Merchant/Graphic Designer/Webmaster/Video Editor/Social Media Agent/Librarian,” as he points out his email signature reads. As if that weren’t enough, he adds completely seriously, “I hope more is expected of me though.” [MPLS.TV's Players Without Instruments, December 2011]