Coolzey, Kadesh Flow, Golden Gripp, Phresh

In the Disaster Room

Coolzey

Kadesh Flow

Golden Gripp

Phresh

Hosted by The Epitome

Sat, September 22, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Coolzey
Coolzey
Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt and tempered by 90s alternative era rock influence yields a juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world, allowing for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop.

Coolzey stepped into the public eye around 2005 with a demo album and a series of exploratory DIY tours with rapper/comedian and friend Schaffer the Darklord. Interest spread quickly and Coolzey found himself touring alongside hip-hop legends from Brand Nubian and Jurassic 5 as well as punk rock heroes like Dead Milkmen. Coolzey’s first album ‘The Honey’ was released in 2010 and second official full-length ‘Hit Factory’ in 2013. In these albums as well as in a number of EPs, collaborations and side projects, he finds his niche as a songwriter, navigating hip-hop, rock, punk and pop in the spirit of genre defying influences such as Ween, Beck, The Beastie Boys and Outkast.

Coolzey’s love for multiple genres can also be evidenced in his record label Public School Records, which curates music from grimy underground hip-hop like Copywrite to the art pop of Belly Belt.
Kadesh Flow
Kadesh Flow
As a rapper, trombonist, and producer, Kadesh has been wowing both suspecting and unsuspecting listeners with his musical versatility since his early teens. At age 11, 'Desh, as many of his listeners call him, began rapping and playing trombone within two weeks of one another. Now, Desh actively blends his jazz and hip hop backgrounds into riveting musical performances that boast personal, dexterous lyricism and bold, virtuosic trombone playing.



Kadesh's wide reaching content hops from socioeconomic musings to life bars that are laced with anime and video game references, some of which have led to placement opportunities with Toonami Asia and various documentaries and web series. He also boasts performances supporting artists such as Tech N9ne, Naughty by Nature, Dave East, Phora, Caroline Shines, the Revivalists, mc chris, I Fight Dragons, and numerous other prolific acts.



Kadesh is a member of the NPC (Nerdy People of Color) Collective, through which he is working with Founding Member Mega Ran and fellow NPCs such as Sammus and Richie Branson to both collaborate on fun, relevant content and foster a community for underrepresented nerd enthusiasts. Currently he is lighting up stages around the country, gracing such events as Official SXSW Showcases, MAGFest, PAX Prime, FanExpo: Dallas, Anime Expo & Otakon, as well as various music venues throughout the country.
Venue Information:
Minibar
3810 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
http://www.minibarkc.com