Date: Thurs. Sept. 1, 2016
Cost: FREE and 18+
Venue: Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
The six multi-instrumentalists that comprise the Minneapolis band ZuluZuluu–rapper Greg Grease, Proper-T, Myk, Trelly Mo, DJ Just 9, and ΔRT PΔRTE–are well-known in a city famous for its soul, funk and hip-hop scenes. Since forming in 2013, they’ve performed concerts with Femi Kuti, Busdriver, Dam-Funk and other touring artists, and have earned a reputation as an exuberant live act. The collective’s debut, What’s the Price?, fulfills that promise with a startling and imaginative suite of fuzzy synth-funk, from the impassioned title track’s indictment of police brutality—which seems particularly timely in light of the recent shooting of Philando Castile by St. Anthony, MN law enforcement on July 6—to sensuous electro-love crushes like “On Our Way” and “Bicycle Seat.” It’s a sign that the group may be destined to become more than local heroes, while reflecting their Afrofuturistic ideals and lineage as the latest manifestation of the Minneapolis sound. -- Source: Bandcamp
Sophia Eris is a DJ/MC currently residing in Minneapolis, MN. Born as a Military Brat, she has moved through many different homes & influences that has left her open minded and forever a student of life. Musically, she has used her upbringing to cultivate her skills in the exact same way. She is now a DJ for the booming new Hip Hop radio station in Minneapolis, Go 95.3, and also the touring DJ for the newly Atlantic Records signee, Lizzo. Together the two have opened up for acts such as SZA, CHVRCHES, Sleater-Kinney and more. They have also performed in the Late Night Television circuit for David Letterman & Stephen Colbert, and just recently broke through on the Emmy nominated Daytime TV hit, The Real. In the festival circut, they have slayed internationally at Glastonbury, Wireless Fest, Bonnaroo, SXSW, and more! As a solo artist, she represents her crew GRRRL PRTY, and has had the honor of collaborating with the legendary late great Prince on the 3RDEYEGIRL track "BOYTROUBLE". Her highly anticipated self-titled debut album produced by Prophis will be released on July 19th!
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