B Dolan, Metermaids

Late Show

B Dolan

Metermaids

Junk Science, The Higher Concept

Wed, February 6, 2013

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

B Dolan
B Dolan
An American rapper, activist, and performance artist, based in Hanton City, Rhode Island. B. Dolan's music is often genre-defying; though his work bears a clear hip-hop influence, it has been known to incorporate extremely diverse elements of rapping, storytelling, clowning, and absurdist theatre, among others.
Metermaids
Metermaids
Brooklyn's Metermaids are making moves again. The past two years have seen the duo, comprised of MC's Swell and Sentence, appearing in the pages of print publications like Playboy Magazine and The Village Voice, as well as influential websites like Spin.Com and Wired.Com -- leading to thousands of new fans and their music being downloaded over 70,000 times. They have been both MTV.Com and Clear Channel Online "Artists to Watch," and the video for their song "Turn the Lights Out" was a Myspace Featured Video and also was added to rotation on Fuse TV. Metermaids' late-2009 EP "Smash Smash Bang" caught the attention of Grammy-Award-winning producer 9th Wonder (Jay-Z, Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige), who brought Metermaids down to Raleigh, North Carolina to produce and record a new project in his studio. The result of this collaboration is the five song "Rooftop Shake" EP -- a thrilling combination of 9th Wonder's classic, soulful sound with Metermaid's rough-around-the-edges, rock-influenced style.
Junk Science
Junk Science
JUNK SCIENCE is Baje One on the mic and DJ Snafu on the beats. Simple. These two young gentlemen met in high school in Brooklyn in the mid-nineties (when Baje One stole a handful of tapes from Snafu's backpack, including a cassette containing original beats that were "dope") and started making lots of "not-that-good-but-definitely-interesting" music together on half-days and weekends. Not that much happened between then and 2003-ish. At that point, they moved in together and started working on their debut album, Feeding Einstein, "an intelligent blend of DJ Snafu's dusty collages and Baje One's thoughtful commentary." -Spitkicker.com
The Higher Concept
The Higher Concept
Baby Steps… For The Higher Concept (THC) that’s been the name of the game for the past 7 years. Working, Growing, Building, and Spreading the LOVE. Without a deep seeded PASSION for music the three MCs might have given up on their dreams a long time ago, but as they say, “we make music because we love it, anything that stems from that love is an added bonus.”

The boys have been hounded after to sign record contracts and management deals with various companies since they started making music back in ’05, but an uncompromising vision and a will to make the type of music that inspires people to follow their passion has kept them from signing anything. Grassroots is the motto, and Grassroots is the movement. The movement has lead to a solid and steadily growing fan base that gets stronger with each album release.

Somehow, someway is another phrase constantly heard around THC’s home base “The House of Dreams” in Staten Island, NY. Somehow, The Higher Concept managed to land a distribution deal to start their own record label, The Projectivity Movement, which has allowed them to distribute their music worldwide, garnering respect for their honesty across the continents. Somehow they built up a strong enough fan base to land gigs opening up for hip-hop powerhouses such as Nas, Kid Cudi, and Method Man. Somehow, they gained enough respect from the founders of hip-hop culture to play at the Zulu Nations 35th anniversary, got a co-sign from the original hip-hop DJ, DJ Tony Tone of the Cold Crush Brothers, and have shared the stage with legends like KRS-ONE and DJ Kool Herc. They’ve even branched out into the world of pop opening up shows for many established artists such as LMFAO, Fergie, and Sean Kingston. They say somehow, someway, but the somehow is easy enough to figure out, it’s hard work, dedication, and a passion for doing what they love that shines through on every track the group has ever released.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com