MC CHRIS (the nerd-core pioneer returns!)
BITFORCE (San Antonio)
8-BIT MULLET (RVA, DJ sets)
8PM Doors & DJ // 9PM Sounds
$15 // All Ages
The incredible nerd-core pioneer, animation wizard, the voice behind some of modern cartoonings' most memorable characters and a true American hero, MC CHRIS will be making his return to Strange Matter in May!! He's crushed it here many times and most recently cemented his RVA ties with appearances on the new Gwar album and a special one-off engagement at the VA Comicon's big Fall show on VCU Campus. Well he's back and we couldn't be more excited to have him alongside video game warriors BITFORCE and 8-BIT MULLET!!
MC CHRIS: M.C. CHRIS is a rapper from Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He was one of the first rappers to focus solely on nerd life, rapping about Star Wars, Harry Potter, ninjas and
unrequited love, instead of the usual hip hop fare. M.C. got his start as an animator on many of the shows you?ve see on Adult Swim. He was writer, actor, songwriter and lead animator for shows like Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He has voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamon, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell and Tight Bros. He was also a producer of on air content for over a year before leaving Williams Street to pursue a career in music.
M.C. has since released seventeen albums and has crossed America countless times, touring as a headliner as well as opening for bands like Pinback, Reggie and the Full Effect and Ninja Sex Party. He's collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo, Childish Gambino and Gwar. He?s performed at SXSW, PAX, Fun Fun Fest, Bamboozle, Warped Tour, GwarBQ, The Gathering, Comicon, Dragoncon and countless others conventions. His
music has been featured in Kevin Smith?s ?Zak and Miri Make a Porno," ?Jay and Silent Bob?s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie" and he has composed several themes for Smith?s Smodcast podcast network. M.C.?s song ?Hoodie Ninja" was featured in both a national Honda commercial and America's Funniest Home Videos. Other songs have been featured in Comedy Central?s ?Broad City" and Fox's ?So You Think You Can Dance?" M.C. most recently guest starred on a punk compilation album dedicated to Dr. Demento and made a cameo on Gwar?s latest album ?The Blood of Gods.?
M.C. raises money to fight Cystic Fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, mc chris and his fans have raised over $165,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through eBay sales and donations collected at live shows.
M.C kickstarted ?The M.C. Chris Cartoon" an animated extension of the skit universe featured on his records. Thanks to donations from his fans, he raised over $60,000 and produced a six minute pilot presentation with the animation company Titmouse Inc.
For the past two years, every album M.C. has released has charted in the top ten on Billboard. A new album is scheduled to be release sometime in 2018. M.C. lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three year old.
BITFORCE: Classic cartoons, video games, movies, and anime, nothing is off limits for the musical stylings of BITFORCE. These 8-bit warriors don light-up armor to use their music to go to war with a multiverse of villains, both well-known and original. Join the fight to defend Earth from the evil forces of the multiverse. Lend them your voice! Lend them your strength! Join the Bitforce!