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THE SHOW SHOW’S NOTHANKSGIVING AND BIRTHDAY BASH!
Nov 24, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm| $10
The Show Show with Jean Grae
The Show Show with Jean Grae
A live talk show w/super special (sometimes surprise!) guests, music, news, comedy. Because someone needs to say what we’re all thinking.
Jean Grae first performed under the moniker “What? What?” as a member of the indie group Natural Resource, providing classic singles such as “Baseball” and “Bum Deal.” Then with her solo efforts: Attack of The Attacking Things, This Week, The Bootleg of the Bootleg and the 9th Wonder produced Jeanius, provided the platform for Jean Grae’s ability to fit as many syllables as possible into short time spans. Grae has featured on tracks with Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Wale, Lil B the Based God, Phonte and Joell Ortiz and a long list of others that is impossible to fit into this bio. On a return to demonstrating her own abilities to produce (Jean has produced under the aka’s Run Run Shaw and Nasain Nahmeen) as well as direct, Grae released video and song “Kill Screen aka Steve Wiebe” from her upcoming project Gotham Down. Twisting time and space, Jean Grae’s much anticipated “Cake or Death” is set to be released second, though it chronologically precedes “Gotham Down” story wise. Her fate was ultimately changed forever with the actualization of Jean’s passion for comedy and satire in recent stand up appearances and a self-produced, written and directed sitcom, Life With Jeannie, is in the works. Recently, appearing on the John Hodgman show and Low Times podcast with Daniel Ralston, audiences were treated to her special blend of music and comedy. To sum up, Jean is a superhero. She’s better than everyone at doing everything. You should enjoy and support all of the things that she ever does, because she might disintegrate you if you don’t.
Wyatt Cenac is a comedian and frequenter of bars.
Maeve Higgins is a stand-up comedian from Ireland who basically performs wherever she can. So far this has included a bus and many major cities. As well as wowing and/or bewildering crowds at festivals like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the New Zealand Comedy Festival and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in Brooklyn, she is a TV star at home and makes some great radio.
Sonnymoon is the brainchild of musicians Dane Orr and Anna Wise.
Their dynamic journey through an experimental approach to pop music began in 2009 when front woman Anna Wise and producer Dane Orr began making music together after meeting in Boston.
Sonnymoon has released two albums: Golden Age, Sonnymoon and an EP: 2012. They have shared the stage with The Roots, Shabazz Palaces, Flying Lotus, Teebs, Shigeto, and Gonjasufi. Anna also appears on Kendrick Lamar’s grammy nominated Good Kid, m.A.A.d city.
Sonnymoon is currently located in Brooklyn, readying their third LP.
Quelle was first introduced as a member of the legendary Detroit hip hop group Wasted Youth, an extension of the Breakfast Club which also included well known Detroit rappers Elzhi and Ta’Raach. After a stint in the indie rock and electronic scene as a member of two bands, Quelle returned to hip hop along with Detroit hip hop heavyweight House Shoes and released Blue Mondays. He then changed directions releasing two albums with the electro-hop group Awesome in Outer Space and an album with his group Crown Nation called “Slutbag Edition.” “SlutBag Edition,” which Elzhi has called one of “his favorite albums of 2009″ and has often been referred to as a detroit classic, led to production collaborations with artists like Guilty Simpson and Fool’s Gold artist Danny Brown. After leading production on Danny Brown’s historic release “the Hybrid” and scoring acclaim from greats like Rah Digga, Just Blaze and A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip, Quelle has returned to his roots as an emcee once again to bring balance back to the art from he was born to birth.
His newest project, “Shotgun and Sleek Rifle,” is a return and homage to his roots. With features from House Shoes, Danny Brown, Crown Nation member Denmark Vessey, New York’s Rock Marciano, and the group he started it all with, Wasted Youth. The album is a beautiful blend of soul and grunge, pulling both his deep roots in rock and his unmatched love for hip hop. As a teenager his mother asked Quelle what his ten year goal was; his response was “to fly and destroy planets.” This new album, my friends, promises to be the closest he’s come so far.