$12 in advance/$15 at the door
10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
Narrated by Heatbox
Featuring DJ Elsewhere + The MPLS horns
Deploi is a Los Angeles based Hip-Hop artist whose raw content and electrifying live performances have generated fans all over the map. His music is a trip into the fundamentals of Hip-Hop at its purest form (Beat, Rhymes, and Life). No Frills, No Trills.
He creates an in-your-face, feel good party vibe, yet partying isn't the only topic that concerns this lyricist. He also spreads a politically conscience, uplifting message of empowerment to the masses. His natural talent and charismatic antics are guaranteed to get any track or venue energized.
Deploi's specialty is moving crowds and he's done so from Austin to Minneapolis, Las Vegas to New York, Costa Rica to Canada, and all the way to Sweden. He's a proven crowd pleaser who supplies a Feel Good message in a powerful live show provided by the House of Vibe All-Stars.
Mark Joseph & The American Soul:
Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Mark Joseph & The American Soul are modern day proof of what genuine creative talent, exceedingly hard-work, and decades of dedication to one’s craft can bring to the world. Beautiful music & live creative energy.
Led by singer/songwriter and guitar powerhouse Mark Joseph (Big Wu, Down Lo), the band’s much anticipated 2016 self-titled album, Mark Joseph & The American Soul, blends soul & blues music with a traditional Americana, roots rock & roll vibe. With stylistic accessibility and rich warmth to the songs – suggesting a range of influences from Bill Withers to The Allman Brothers Band – the 2016 album has set the stage for club & festival shows across the Midwest & beyond. “This band and this music really is a look into my soul as an artist, and I hope it triggers that kind of spiritual reflection in others” – Mark Joseph
Mark Joseph has also collaborated with Bernie Worrell, Banyan w/ Stephen Perkins & Willie Waldman, Papa Mali, members of Umphrey’s
McGee & Vinnie Amico of moe., Melvin Sparks, Ray White, John Molo, Rob Wasserman, The Big Wu and Vince Herman & Great American Taxi, Natty Nation, Robby Kreiger of the Doors,
The Mark Joseph Project has supported acts such as Digable Planets: Doodlebug & Butterfly, Tea Leaf Green, Bill Kreutzmann from the Grateful Dead.
Spawn started out as a b-boy(break dancer) first before becoming an M.C. & one of the founding members of the group (Urban) Atmosphere also he helped to birth a new emergence of M.C.'s coming out of the Midwest area with a style that has caught on worldwide by just being himself. Spawn has opened up hip-hop shows for a slew of today and yesterday's top ranking groups like RUN DMC, Tribe Called Quest and the hieroglyphics crew and has two solo albums under his belt The Present and Timeless under the alias Rek The Heavyweight. Spawn still gets rave reviews from his first break out album with x-partner slug called "overcast" but be on the lookout for more exciting music from him in 2013.
Kanetic Source is a Grammy Award winning songwriter, producer/emcee, he is a former member of LatinFunk Hip Hop Alternative band Ozomatli. Kanetic aka Sauce is known for his uncanny ability to touch and reach a crowd with precise wordplay and delivery. Although having toured around the world with some of the biggest artist in the music industry, such as Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews, The Black Eyed Peas, he has also colaborated with some legendary artist as well, Norwood Fisher, Collin Wolf, Chali 2na, Anhtony Brewstar. One thing is most certain, whenever Kanetic Source performs whether at the Hollywood Bowl, The Filmore S.F. Giants Stadium to smaller venues like The Paradiso in Amsterdam, Harvelle's in Santa Monica, Ca. Johnny V's in San Jose, Ca., his shows are unparalleled and not many can rock a crowd quite like Kanetic Source. " Your stage show is about 70-75% of your whole package, if you don't have that then you're just like every other rapper.....and will never be able to call yourself an emcee!" Listen to what Kanetic Source has put together and you will surely know that there is HOPE. Kanetics mission is not for the fame or glamour it is to bring awareness to Pediatric Brain Tumors and that there is HOPE FOR A CURE TO CANCER!
Please help keep the foundation of Hip Hop strong, and enjoy
Kanetic Source aka SAUCE
Desdamona is an international award-winning artist; who has taken her distinct lyrics, sounds, and artistic stylings to audiences from Minnesota to Hawaii to Puerto Rico to Germany; gracing some of Hip Hop and poetry’s most illustrious stages.
Desdamona has had the pleasure of opening up for distinguished artists including Wyclef Jean, GURU, Bahamadia, Zap Mama, Black Uhuru/Sly & Robbie, Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, KRS ONE and Rhymesayers artists. She has also shared the stage with influential Hip Hop artists including Canada’s Eternia, Medusa and Bgirl Rockafella.
Desdamona is one of the founders of B Girl Be, the first international festival, which celebrates women in Hip Hop. She was a featured performer at the We B*Girlz Festival in Berlin, Germany (2008), the SheRock Festival (2008), and was a Minnesota Music Awards featured performer (2005). Desdamona was also awarded Best Spoken Word Artist from the MN Music Awards five consecutive years. Desdamona was a featured artist on the SummerJam Tour (2007) with legendary, Grammy Award winning artists Sly & Robbie. She and beatbox partner Carnage (as Ill Chemistry) also headlined The 2nd Nature Tour (2008).
Desdamona released her first formal product, The Ledge, in 2005. With production from Sly & Robbie, the project was well received and combined Des’s potent poetry and fierce hip hop delivery with a mix of heavy, world-influenced beats. The Ledge also introduced Desdamona’s fans to her singing, including the hooks and full songs on the album. In 2007, Desdamona released The Source. This project was recorded more organically, with all live instrumentation. The Source offered a whole new feel to Desdamona’s sound, while her lyrics and delivery were as powerful as ever. The Source was a success with fans as well as college radio; ranking as high as number 10 on the Hip Hop charts.
Touching the mic for the first time at age 18, the poet turned MC has been turning heads ever since. Performing predominantly out of Southern and Northern California, Mak has an impressive musical resume, most recently being added to the House of Vibe All Stars, a band made up of rotating music legends that support world renowned mc's such as Chali 2na and Talib Kweli, and Supernatural. Crossing genres of music such as hip-hop, soul, R&B, EDM and reggae, this phenom has captured hearts and minds around the world with her songwriting, sultry singing, intellectual lyricism, and passionate stage performances.
In the past two years, an independent solo tour in Europe, radio broadcasting advertisements, and hosting large festivals and events has provided even further experience in the entertainment industry for Kelley Mak, and she is getting ready to add a lecturing position to her catalogue, teaching the elements of being an MC at a hip hop camp known as Creative Summers in Portland, OR. Her personality beams across a room, her raspy voice bellows through the crowds, and it is truly obvious that when this woman performs it is straight from her soul. She tells stories of her not so glamorous past that evoke goose bumps, makes you smile and breaks your heart with soulful interpretations of love, and forces you to jump out of your seat with an undeniable urge to dance all in one show. Her voice is her instrument and her physical being strikes its chords to create a truly heartfelt and original experience every time she performs, be it on a stage or out of the speakers in your car.
Mak is currently working with Jaeda Glasgow, another amazing representation of females in hip hop, forming the powerhouse duo know as The Muzes, and you can catch her alongside Deploi and Freewill of the Luminaries in the House of Vibe All Stars. If you’re out on the festival circuit, find her with Dj Dirtbag and The Redwood Rings Hoop Troupe in a collaborative showcase of in your face entertainment, and when shes in her home town in the Inland Empire you can catch her in the studio with Bobby Lo, Excel Beats, or Rek Levan at Shui Cafe. Kelley Mak’s diversity and one love attitude has and will continue to take her many places, so the question is…where will YOU bring Kelley next?
"Heads take notice, the I.E. does possess a well of untapped talent with Kelley Mak as proof." -Hamza 21