Watsky

Watsky (9:30 PM)

Dumbfoundead (8:35 PM)

Rafael Casal (8:00 PM)

Tue, July 31, 2012

7:30 pm

$15.00

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This event is all ages

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Watsky - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Watsky
Since exploding onto the music scene in 2011 with his breakthrough viral track “Pale Kid Raps Fast,” George Watsky, known simply as “WATSKY,” has quickly established himself as one of the hottest emerging talents on the hip hop/rap scene. Raised in San Francisco, CA by his librarian mother and psychotherapist father, Watsky's pedigree instilled him with a sharp eye to analyze life and a vast love of words to quickly create lyrical artistry from his observations. At the age of 15, Watsky found an outlet for his talents after watching an episode of Def Poetry Jam, saying “From that moment forward, I was just in love with that art form and I’ve never stopped doing it.” During his freshman year of college, he won the 2006 Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam, which led to a starring role on the final season of HBO's Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and subsequently performed at 150 universities across the country. He self-released the jazz/hip hop record “Invisible, Inc.” in 2007 and in 2010 released the self-titled “Watsky,” which peaked at #7 on the iTunes hip hop charts. The following year he debuted at the top of Billboard’s Social 50 chart with the track “Pale Kid Raps Fast,” and in the months that followed his fan base skyrocketed along with his music. By the end of 2011, his subsequent music videos and “Epic Rap Battles of History” collaboration gained him more than 80 million viral views, a top trending spot on Twitter as well as two appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a profile on Last Call with Carson Daly and across-the-board media praise from the likes of XXL, Billboard and New York Times Magazine.
Dumbfoundead - (Set time: 8:35 PM)
Dumbfoundead
Dumbfoundead is a walking bag of charisma. Equipped with a blunted grin, infectious attitude, and an arsenal of quick witted rhymes, the burgeoning new generation Project Blowedian with endless potential.
Rafael Casal - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Rafael Casal
For anyone who has been following the Bay Area, CA’s own Rafael Casal over nearly the past decade, it is no surprise that he continues to remain one of the prominent and forever-reaching artists to check for. From humble beginnings championing the National Poetry Slam as a teen, featuring on 3 seasons of Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry on HBO, & performing at hundreds of Universities and venues all over the country, Casal declared himself early as a force to be reckoned with.

In recent years he has released 2 full-length music projects THE MONSTER LP and THE BAY BOY MIXTAPE which have been featured on MTV’s The Buried Life and Showtime’s The Real L Word, and spent spent 3 years teaching poetry and theater to undergraduates as Creative Director of the First Wave Arts Scholarship program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. There he oversaw the artistic careers of 60 students, directed 19 stage productions, designed the first 4-year undergraduate Hip Hop Theater diversity scholarship curriculum, and premiered his first 1-act commissioned solo work The Limp.

He is a member of Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Living Word Projects, most recently writing/performing in The One Drop Rule Which premiered in San Francisco and New Orleans. He has shared the stage with music and theater heavyweights like Common, Kanye West, Lemon Anderson, Alanis Morissette, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and George Clinton, and continues to cultivate and capture his audience through mediums like youtube, where over 1.8 million have witnessed his music, poetry, and comedic shorts.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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