ECID 'Burn Everything Tour'

w/ Eyenine, Farout, Ill By Instinct, & Stay on Mars

Music by El Shupacabra

at EMPIRE

October 19, 2015 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Time: 10:00pm     Day: Monday     Doors: 9:00pm     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $5
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ECID

Be the weirdo. The outsider. The streaker in a crowd of fully clothed sheep and champion it. Minneapolis rapper/producer Ecid has been operating on the fringes of rap music for close to a decade, with no co-sign, no angel investor, just an undeniable passion for contributing to the ever changing hip-hop landscape. It feels like just yesterday he was wearing 2xl t-shirts, recording his first songs using a dual tape deck and a stack of gangster rap instrumentals. Now he single handedly orchestrates every detail of his songs from start to finish at an effortless pace, all while wearing his eccentricities like a Super Bowl ring. 2012’s dark- yet triumphantly hopeful Werewolf Hologram showcased Ecid’s ability for abstract narratives and social commentary. A year later the two part EP series Post Euphoria found Ecid at his most rebellious and playful, allowing art to imitate life with a an open invitation into his world, a project that laid the creative groundwork for Pheromone Heavy.

Remember when you first fell in love? When making out felt illegal and you could only dream about a future so far away it seemed impossible? When we’re young they encourage us to chase our dreams but at some point we start chasing money instead. On Pheromone Heavy Ecid poses the question: what if we never stopped chasing our dreams? Our collective apathy could definitely use a good bitch slapping from time to time so we believe in our idealistic dreams again. Even if only for one second we would feel alive again, just like we did in our little strip-mall hometowns we repress from our memories in an attempt to reinvent ourselves.

While studying to become a yoga instructor Ecid had a creative breakthrough and for the first time as an artist he figured
out how to say exactly what he wanted to without forcing the listener to crack the code. The beats are ambitious, soaked in a monstrous, bombastic glory with moments of blissful minimalism that prepare you for the next smile-inducing surprise. This sound was achieved with expertly plucked samples, analog synths, household percussion, and a team of adventurous musicians that understood the sonic vision. On “Watch It Burn” Ecid empathizes with the father that abandoned him, dreaming up a justifiable scenario for his absence while critiquing societies romanticization of money and consumption, a theme that carries throughout the record. “Number One On A Hit List,” the final track recorded for the project, Ecid is delightfully dejected and
at the mercy of his dog Uno after running away from him. It’s a sweet ode to the bond between a man and the things he loves most. Pheromone Heavy is a collection of songs about the experiences that are inherently a part of us, the unshakable shadows we dance with upon hearing a forgotten favorite that still hits us like it did back then.


EYENINE

Every so often an artist emerges that changes the face of a generation forever. This type of gifted person is an anomaly and changes everything and everybody that he comes in contact with. Eyenine is that anomaly.

Born Michael Gene Dionne, Eyenine is an underground hip-hop artist from New Hampshire. He has shared the stage with many influential artists including RZA, Supernatural, KRS-One, Kool Keith, Mr. Lif, Razhel, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Raekwon, Slick Rick, Louis Logic, AWOL One, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kristoff Krane, C Rayz Walz, Ceschi Ramos and many more.

After releasing a full-length album and a free EP through the New Hampshire-based indie label Flyrock Records, Afraid to Dream was released in late 2011 featuring guest appearances from Eyedea (R.EYE.P, Rhymesayers) and Mac Lethal (Rhymesayers). The album was met with critical acclaim and caught the attention of the legendary producer, artist, and visionary, the RZA. His new EP titled Dissembler is an eclectic mix of emotional lyrics, insightful self-talk, and societal and political low blows. His quick delivery and slow, soothing vocal variation will keep all listeners on their toes. Eyenine is now being managed by the Wu Tang Music Group’s affiliated Real Hood Music, LLC., team.



Releases:

'the insomnia sessions' - 2009 - Flyrock Records
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-insomnia-sessions/id332755017

'free music' - 2010 - Flyrock Records
http://eyenine.bandcamp.com/

'afraid to dream' - 2011 - Flyrock Records
http://www.micheallarsen.com/products-page/music/eyenine-afraid-to-dream-cd/

'dissembler' - 2013 - Real Hood Music
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dissembler/id678239670


FAROUT


iLL BY iNSTINCT

Ill By Instinct, a Hip-Hop artist out of Portland, Maine has been known for his energetic stage presence and fluid freestyle abilites as weekly host of Rap-Night Portland(Me) since 2009, Rap-Night Manchester(NH) since 2013, and The Ruckus Cup Classic annual Mc Battle since 2007.

National touring acts he has opened for include such legendary Hip Hop pioneers such as GZA, KRS-One, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Slick Rick, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Kool Keith, and many other credited artists. In 2011 ill by instinct joined the RZA of Wu Tang on The Man With The Iron Fists Tour and has been nominated several times for Best Hip Hop Act by The Portland Pheonix. In early 2015 the New England based Rapper signed a management deal with Real Hood Music LLC a partner company to Wu Tang Management.

The follow up to his 2011 sophmore release 2nd Wind, titled ill Advised, will be available at all Bull Moose Music locations and ITunes in the spring of 2015.


STAY ON MARS