- Friday 6:30PM - 7:30 PM
- Featuring comedians Derek Williams and Charles Ellis
Born in Washington, DC and raised during the golden era of hip-hop, K(yle) is possibly best known for being one half of the progressive hip-hop tandem Panacea, K, along with the group’s emcee Raw Poetic were signed to legendary underground hip-hop label Rawkus Records in 2006 and have released a total; of 6 projects to date; The duo has rocked shows all over the United States, sharing the stage with the likes of Brand Nubian, Planet Asia, Little Brother, Lupe Fiasco & J-Live. K-Murdock’s self-proclaimed “Neosonic” (new-sound) productions have taken shape over the last decade and helped K not only garner respect from a few of his contemporaries but also collaborate with some of those same musical influences- DJ Spinna, Thes One of People Under The Stairs, DJ Nu-mark of Jurassic 5 & Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange. K’s abilities to successfully sample any & EVERYTHING he finds have allowed him to work with a range of artists including Grammy Nominated R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn to the Capcom-licensed emcee Mega Ran, who has become best known for his releases in the hip-hop subgenera known as “nerdcore”.
Currently, K-Murdock co-operates the imprint Random Beats Music, a burgeoning record label for fellow progressive hip-hop artists along with the aforementioned Mega Ran, who he’s been creating music and touring the world with since 2010 under the alias “Bits & Rhymes”. Staying true to his self-proclaimed “sound samurai” moniker, K is also an avid podcast host & producer AND even manages to teach the very subject he majored in at his alma mater Howard University in Washington, DC- which he still calls home!
EyeQ makes music from the heart and has always been attracted to music that makes him feel the passion and love for freedom of expression. Never to be classified by one specific type of music, his music is rooted in many things. It encompasses nerdcore because of a love for animation and video games. It encompasses soul music, world, classical and the golden age of jazz music because of his influences abroad. Being from Brooklyn he has a strong foundation and connection to hip hop and its many forms. The creativity of music is limitless, and without bounds EyeQ hopes to explore all the possibilities throughout his musical journey.
D&D Sluggers presents a soulful blend of electo-rock, garage punk, and powerful vocals. Through the power of a Nintendo DS and electric guitar he crafts a unique perfomance that will stick with you. His catchy tunes, and relatable lyrics touches on fan favorite video games, anime, and even social anxiety and awkward love. D&D Sluggers calls Wilmington, North Carolina home, but has traveled the country with his DS and guitar entrancing audiences in a magical way that only he could. He has performed at festivals such as SXSW, MAGfest, Hopscotch Nerdpalooza and CMJ.
A unique artist to say the least, Brooklyn native now Bethlehem, PA resident Maverick Da Roninn is blazing a trail in his own niche. Incorporating his passion for video games and anime he has developed a brand of music that goes over very well with a thus far untapped market. Uniting tech wiz's with the culture of Hip Hop he has etched his name into the conversation of the Quaker State's top acts. Performing for the past 3 years, Maverick has shared the stage with notable MC's and peers the likes of Devin hailey, Mickey Factz, Shiki tohno, Muggzey Da King to name a few. His favorite artist of note is the super talented Royce Da 5'9" and that influence certainly reveals itself in Maverick's penchant for pushing the envelope lyrically and composing outside of the box.
With his Gamer Not A Gangster motto, Maverick is certainly acquiring fans and supporters one bar and performance at a time Not one to fear societal standards, Maverick is a poster child for self esteem and individuality. Stay tuned as he continues to mark his mark.