MC Chris Is Dead Tour: MC Chris Performing MC Chris Is Dead in its entirety

Johnny Brenda's Presents

MC Chris Is Dead Tour: MC Chris Performing MC Chris Is Dead in its entirety

Dual Core, Lex The Lexicon Artist

Thu, October 11, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

MC Chris - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
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.
Dual Core - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Dual Core
Following the release of Next Level, Dual Core continued to consistently rock stages across the US, whilst at the same time writing and recording new music. This culminated in the release of an eagerly anticipated fifth album entitled All The Things in August 2012. The launch was celebrated with an online listening party broadcast live on YouTube, and a series of Las Vegas shows featuring both int eighty and c64.

The latest album prides itself on a classic hip hop feel, with numerous guest appearances from renowned artists such as Blueprint and Canada’s Backburner crew, whilst at the same time pushing the creative envelope with various new sounds, rhythms and flows. All The Things quickly gained a solid listener base; int eighty in 2011 within days topping the best sellers charts on the popular online music store Bandcamp, and gaining recognition all over the internet.

Towards the latter part of 2012, on the back of the release of All The Things and numerous US shows, the group played venues in Belgium and Colombia; rounding off another exciting chapter in the world of Dual Core.
Lex The Lexicon Artist - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Lex The Lexicon Artist
LEX the Lexicon Artist is Taipei-raised, Oakland-based entertainer Alex Sun Liu. Inspired by off-the-wall internet rappers, LEX combines frank storytelling, sharp commentary, and a comically huge ego to deliver her unique perspective of being a weird Asian nerd in America. LEX tells a variety of irreverent, relatable, and personal stories through rap by invoking hip-hop swagger, nerdy charisma, internet rapper antics, and unrestrained live show energy.

LEX has performed at concerts, festivals, and nerd conventions across the country, including Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle and MAGWest in Santa Clara. She has played shows with national emcees in the nerdcore and alternative hip-hop scenes, including Mega Ran, MC Lars, Sammus, and mc chris. She also works to elevate the Asian Pacific Islander community by organizing and performing at musical events with an API cultural focus, such as the Asian American Music Conference, the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, and the United States of Asian America Festival. Most recently, she produced 'APICENTER: Making Waves', an Asian-American hip-hop concert sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco, where she performed alongside Ruby Ibarra, Chow Mane, and Rudy Kalma.

LEX’s full-length debut album, “Raging Ego”, was released on June 6th, 2018.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125