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Sun May 06 2018

5/6: MC Chris w/ Bitforce & 8-Bit Mullet at Strange Matter

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Strange Matter

929 W Grace St, Richmond, VA, 23220

MC CHRIS (the nerd-core pioneer returns!)
BITFORCE (San Antonio)

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!

Bitforce    8-Bit Mullet    Strange Matter    VA COMICON    mc chris    John Downing    Mark Osborne 

6/17: Young Widows ("Old Wounds" set) w/ Null & Manzara

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Sun Jun 17 2018
YOUNG WIDOWS (Old Wounds anniversary set) NULL (Birmingham) MANZARA (RVA) Sunday June 17, 2018 8PM Doors // 9PM Sounds $12 // 18+ Tickets: Blending post-punk, noise rock, and post-rock into a beast all their own, we feel privileged to... 

7/11: Snail Mail with Bonny Doon at Strange Matter

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Wed Jul 11 2018
SNAIL MAIL (Baltimore, Matador) BONNY DOON (Detroit, Woodsist) + 1 TBA Wednesday July 11th, 2018 8PM Doors // 9PM Sounds $12 Advance // $14 Day of Show All Ages Tickets On-sale: Friday 3/23 @ 10am: After playing to a sold out crowd at Cap Ale with Beach Fossils, finally SNA... 

7/10: Black Plastic, Kee Avil (Montreal), Lounge Lizzard, Ashes

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Tue Jul 10 2018
WILLIAM ALBERT PROMOTIONS PRESENTS: Black Plastic (RVA) ( Kee Avil (MTL) ( Lounge Lizzard (New RVA Band) Ashes (RVA) July 10th 2018 at Strange Matter 8PM Doors // 9PM Sounds $7 // 18+ 

6/16: Sabbath Assembly, Sanhedrin, Book of Wyrms & Petrichor

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Sat Jun 16 2018
SABBATH ASSEMBLY (NYC/TX, Svart) SANHEDRIN (Brooklyn, Cruz Del Sur) BOOK OF WYRMS (RVA) PETRICHOR (RVA) Saturday June 16th, 2018 @ Strange Matter - Richmond VA 8PM Doors // 9PM Sounds $10 // 18+ Advance tickets ... 

6/15: Hockey Dad, Cold Fronts, Mt. Eddy at Strange Matter

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Fri Jun 15 2018
Aspire Presents - Friday June 15, 2018 Hockey Dad Cold Fronts MT. EDDY Strange Matter - 9292 W Grace St 8PM Doors // $13 adv // $15 dos This is an ALL AGES show! ===== Tickets: More Aspire Shows: #aspirepresents 

6/24: The Second Most Important Meal of the Day Drag Show

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Sun Jun 24 2018
THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY DRAG SHOW AT STRANGE MATTER JUNE 24TH Join us for a fun, silly night showcasing a variety of drag genres on one stage! Performances by: Chicki Parm (Chase Keech) Jasmen Clitopatra (Jay Elmore) Shanita Quit (Benjie Stark) Paloma (Cisco Hernandez) Melanin Monroe Performers are working for your tips so please be sure to bring cash! Doors @ 9:30, Show @ 1... 

6/21: Hail Sagan, American Grim at Strange Matter

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Thu Jun 21 2018
RVA SHOWS & THE BROADBERRY Present: HAIL SAGAN AMERICAN GRIM June 21, 2018 @ Strange Matter - 929 W Grace St - Richmond VA 7PM Doors // 8PM Sounds $10 Advance // $13 Day Of Show All Ages Tickets: __________________________________ HAIL SAGAN: HAIL SAGAN is a mystery. The band is fronted by the capt... 

Beers and Banjos with the Slack Family Band at The Camel

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Fri Jul 06 2018
Beers and Banjos with the Slack Family Band at The Camel