Fri, Mar 7 - 9pm - $8adv/$10door
R.O.E. CD release show featuring live band The Soulvillians!
Hailing from the Westside of Chicago, and influenced by ‘90s hip hop, Soul Music and poetry, R.O.E., which stands for Rising Over Envy, takes both his influences and his upbringing and delivers that concoction to the people in a hip hop style. During the wave of music being pushed via hip hop blogs and other music sites, R.O.E. has buzzed onto the feeds of many top sites, including Rap Radar, Fake Shore Drive, Ruby Hornet, The Smoking Section, DJ Booth, FUSE and Rock The Dub. His feature in the Chicago Red Eye led to an invite by the Chicago Tribune to perform at the Chicago Theatre for “Chicago Live” in 2011.R.O.E.’s blend of hip hop flavor with meaningful lyrics and sharp delivery has been spread out over quality releases like A Backpacker Named R.O.E., his official introduction to the new fans while reminding the mainstays why they stuck around in the first place. The lead single, “I Won”, helped get R.O.E.’s name out, with love not just coming from the blog circuit but independent and college radio spins as well. Mr. Backpacker wears both his pack and that name proud, dripping his new school tracks with a familiar Golden Age glisten, helping bridge the gap that so many fans of the “old school” see in today’s music.R.O.E. isn’t just rocking tracks to a D.A.T. machine, though. With his band, The Soulvillians, R.O.E. has a captivating live show, already performing at countless events and venues across the country. If you’re a fan of honest, quality hip hop minus the politics and body count, R.O.E. is the perfect answer for your hip hop question.
If Aretha Franklin Chaka Khan had a baby, she'd be me." An Eclectic mix of soul, funk, and musical theatre, Krystal Metcalfe and her band are a group of high energy, talented musicians with a lot of love to give! Creating magical experiences for her audience, Krystal loves incorporating her influences, and theatre background to create a sense of escapism for her audience. Get up and enjoy the show!
Whether it’s in the studio writing and producing music, shooting and directing music videos, composing and designing music for film and TV, or performing on the stage, Rizzo's talent shows through his work. With a sound that pushes the envelope of R&B/Soul music, he pulls from the traditional soul element and blends a gothic and mysterious atmosphere to give the listener a cinematic experience. With imagery driven lyrics and spellbindingly sexy, groovalicious melodies, he can swoon the ladies and drive you crazy.
22 year-old emcee, DK, first transplanted to Chicago for school in 2009. Through one mixtape (Shy State Of Mind) and an EP (Outside) release he has been able to develop buzz within the local hip-hop scene. Among those who’ve shown support is 107.5 WGCI resident DJ Timbuck2 who has spun three of DK’s mixtape records on his Saturday night radio program, GO-ILL Radio. In the summer 2013, DK began booking, promoting, and performing at Heavy Rotation, a monthly hip-hop night that takes place every second Thursday at Tonic Room in Lincoln Park. With a polished live presence that includes his DJ and drummer, DK provides thought-provoking lyrics over organic and soulful production. He is currently prepping the release of his debut album for spring 2014.