SSION is a band led by Cody Critcheloe and their latest album is Bent (Jun 2011, self-released). As an BFA student at the Kansas City Art Institute, Critcheloe produced an animated short called The Lemon Cookie Revolution. Effectively, and often hilariously, blurring the two most popular definitions of “cult” beyond recognition, Critcheloe imagined himself poisoning his heroes with delicious snacks of the film’s title, thereby assuming a place among them in the cred-fed indie pantheon. It’s a crude and campy stop-motion animation piece with a soundtrack boasting Wire and the Pet Shop Boys, and it allows Critcheloe to indulge his two fascinations: ironically chiding subcultural “outsiders”, and indulging in over-the-top wish-fulfillment fantasies. In his narrated introduction to the film, he introduces its two themes thusly: “Underground music cult figures you’ve probably never heard of, nor do you even care about. My second favorite thing in the whole wide world is, without a doubt, revolution.”
Recording artist and raunchy rapper Cakes Da Killa is a 23-year-old with three critically-acclaimed mixtapes to his name. His latest release Hunger Pangs solidified him as “one of hip hop’s most exciting voices,” according to The Needle Drop and a ferocious rapper who “sounds like he will absolutely slap your face off” in the words of Stereogum. No small feat, as this intensity has also garnered him praise from the likes of Vice, MTV and The Fader. Cakes Da Killa’s unique sound is a mix of various musical influences, cinema and underground experiences. Praised for both his lyrical content and flow, which has earned him comparisons to Lil Kim and Foxy Brown, Cakes now has over 7,000 Soundcloud followers and over 8000 Facebook fans, as well as an international following that’s brought him to places around Europe, Canada and Australia, all the while shattering the preconceived notions of what it takes to be a respected lyricist. (Rightly) bragging that he can, “spit that shit to make a homophobe a hypocrite,” he continues to prove the statement true with each new release he drops.
CUNTMAFIA was an idea created by Contessa Stuto and developed by her growing up in Long Island/New York City. The inspiration was as raw and uncommercial as possoble; the word cunt was not to be the trendy and “tongue and chic” meaning the “fashion world” watered it down to. As she was growing up in New York City she was heavily involved in the Queer, Goth, Punk, Hip-hop Underground music & Nightlife scenes.
7:30pm doors // 8:30pm show // 18+
$15 day of show
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