Live Music Events in Rochester, MN
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Mac Irv w/ Bando Bunch, Nimic Revenue, Jae Havoc & Hells Paradise – Hosted by Lil Crazed
July 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am$15.00 – $35.00
My Town My Music is proud to present Mac Irv! Fresh off his latest tour with Prof, Mac Irv will be making a return to Rochester having last been here for Find Elysium IV a little over a year ago. He’s recently released a new single which you can check out below. Joining Irv will be local hip hop heavyweights, The Bando Bunch, and St. Paul’s own Nimic Revenue. Rounding out the show will be Jae Havoc and Hells Paradise. Live DJs will be spinning in between sets and we can’t forget to mention our host, Lil Crazed! Not sure we’ve ever seen him hold a mic and not spit a few bars, so if you’ve been waiting to catch Lil Crazed, now’s your chance!
Some stories birthed and illustrated in the hood never leave city limits. And for some, music is more than just an outlet. It’s an escape. Born and raised in North Minneapolis, Mac Irv’s gift for rhyming began at an early age, most of which he learned from his grandfather along with living across the street from Cornbread Harris, father of Grammy award winning producer Jimmy Jam. At 9 years old, Mac Irv started a rap group and was making rhymes in his basement.
His gift for music went undisclosed for many years as his talent for basketball required a full commitment. After receiving a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, Mac Irv exceeded athletic expectations, placing him as an All-Big Ten Player from 2006-2008. Graduating with a degree in Business Marketing, the Gopher player’s athletic ability was unknowingly deteriorating slowly. His professional career overseas was eventually cut short after a serious hip injury. Shortly after at the age of 25, Mac Irv became a father to a baby girl. Despite battling depression while simultaneously taking on new responsibilities of parenthood, Mac Irv’s passion for music was soon reignited.
With support from his Pilot Life Team Tre Adams and producer Willie Wonka, Mac Irv developed smooth, quick rap lines and metaphors reflecting his experience on the Northside, the ups and downs of relationships, and lessons extracted from sports. Things quickly progressed and his career as an artist was solidifying.
“Got Me Open” was released on Youtube as his first single, but it was “Hometown” that allowed him to ultimately represent for Minnesota, embodying the nickname, “Hometown Hero”. In 2014, Mac Irv toured with Rhymesters artist Prof and his single “The Cycle” was nationally featured on MTV Jams. During that same year, Irv was selected to perform at Soundset, in company with Nas, Wiz Khalifa, and 2 Chainz. Mac Irv recently finished another tour run with Prof and has a new single “Maintain” that’s found radio play. You can watch the video below.
Continuing to be a voice for his community, his loyalty for Minneapolis is undimmed. After several projects and local shows consistently selling out, Mac Irv’s ambitions brought him to perform at South by Southwest. His mixtape, “Sincerely Mac Irv” was featured on DatPiff and received an immense amount of feedback from his fans – which are known as his “fam base”.
Exposing disparities in his neighborhood through lyrics, Mac Irv has earned a place in the Hip Hop arena of Minneapolis. Heavily affected by death and incarceration of friends throughout the years, he continues to persevere through the oppression that confronts his community by inspiring a little bit of everyone.
The Bando Bunch
The Bando Bunch is a Rochester based Hip-Hop collective. The Bando members are Treezy, ¥O$A, TommyBoy, Sly, Joey Smoke Break, Jant, and Yeti. Each artist has their own sound and style but come together and mesh seamlessly when in the studio or on the stage together.
The Bando Bunch brings multiple elements to their live shows; a live dj spinning their latest records, an articulate performance of vocals, and contagious energy that will having you jumping at the front of the stage.
Born in California but raised in Minnesota. Nimic Revenue currently resides in St. Paul, and has been busy over the last year, jumping from the midwest to the west coast.
Nimic is an artist on the rise. Be sure to get to Kathy’s Pub in Downtown Rochester on July 21st to see the energy and passion she brings to the stage.
Come check out Nimic Revenue on July 21st!
Jae Havoc is a(n) Emcee/Vocalist/Producer/Handsome Philanthropist from Rochester Minnesota looking to make your day awesome with some dope music!
Jae is from Rochester, Minnesota. He began writing creatively at 11 and grew an increasing interest in hip hop by 13, at which time he started learning how to write songs. Learning quickly that finding beats is a tedious and sometimes expensive process, he began making music with anything he could get his hands on, including keyboards, drum machines, guitars, computer software, etc. By 15 he was producing and recording his own songs, improving this process over the following years. He played his first show at 17 at Rochester bar, The Westfire and would continue to indulge in performance. At 18 he met guitarist Kasey Katusky, who he began jamming with. Soon after Kasey introduced Joe to drummer John “Paco” Hernandez. Later, finding a bassist (Phil Gunn) they started writing music and playing shows together as the punk rock band “Corporate Failure”. With this influence, Joe’s solo music benefited and branched out into other styles including soul, punk, dubstep and metal. This shows best on his latest releases, “Kill Scott Heron” (2015) and more recently on his EP “Dark Days x Bright Nights” (2015).
Joe has also aided in other artists work, including Minnesota Metal band “AfterTime” and Seattle hip hop artist “Brakebill”.
After having successful solo careers, Skip and RiXX from King In Disguise Entertainment came together with Bubz and P. Nutty to form Hells Paradise (formerly Med City Republic).
Using the experience from national tours and millions of YouTube views, Skip & RiXX bring a new vibe to their traditional sound with this powerhouse collaboration.
With deep lyrical styling, powerful content, and hard hitting beats, this group is gaining traction fast. Hells Paradise is proof that there is power in numbers, and the energy that they bring to each show is unmatched by any of their peers.
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