MRG Live present
At Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver
Doors 7:00 Show 8:00PM
Kimmortal is a queer non-binary filipinx multi-hyphenate artist born in Vancouver, BC. Combining their passion for hip hop, visual art, theatre, spoken word, ancestral wisdom, and liberation, Kimmortal strives to build worlds that make queer and diasporic weird kids feel like they belong.
Known for their powerful stage presence and multi-dimensional approach to music, Kimmortal has opened for some of their favourite artists including Thundercat, Saul Williams, Shad K, Ruby Ibarra, Saba, Bif Naked, and Gabriel Teodros. They have performed in SXSW, Junofest, Rifflandia, NXNE, Winnipeg Pride Festival, Taking Black Pride (Seattle), and Reeperbahn in Germany.
Kimmortal’s background in visual art (BA in Visual Art & Art History) as well as theatre (Urban Ink Theatre, Frank Theatre Co.) influence the way they present their work. Their concept album “X marks the Swirl” (2019) delves into queer diasporic longing and solidarity on stolen land through the shape of the swirl. The album incorporates cosmic soundscapes, soul activating lyrics, and poetic interludes produced by Kimmortal alongside David Tallarico and featuring local emcees within the Vancouver scene. The album was announced by Buffy St. Marie as a long-listed nominee for the Polaris in 2019. Later that year it was recognized as top 19 albums of 2019 via CBC and nominated in the 2020 "Hip Hop and Rap" category of Breakout West Music Awards.
In March of 2022, Kimmortal’s anthem “Sad Femme Club” received a shout-out from US Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez which motivated Kimmortal to release the first single “K I’m Mortal”, “i can’t trust you” and “this dyke” off their upcoming 2023 album.
Filling in the industry thigh gap, 5 piece femme powered hip hop group NADUH brings a distinctive sound, fat pussy energy (FPE), and personal empowerment to all. Actively meditating and communing with plant medicines, their cosmic insight transmutes into their music, helping their audience gain higher realms of consciousness while entertaining their urge to twerk. NADUH, composed of Jenny Lea, Tee Krispil, Rosita Alcantara, Giorgi Holiday, and Larisa Marie, write, engineer, and produce all of their music - meaning they have crafted a sound that’s truly representative of their collective energy - spreading that cosmic message through R&B infused beats that slap, laced with buttery vocals and hard hitting lyrics. This one-of-a-kind group aims to shatter earthly constructs, and pop pussies worldwide.
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Hip hop, like everything else, has changed so much and so quickly that even 25 year olds don’t recognize the music today. But there are few things that translate across every generation. The elements that helped build hip hop into one of the greatest musical Movements earth has ever seen.
Those are honesty,
These elements are at the core of Premium Smoke, a collaborative project between Mic Flont and Khingz both of OTOW. Having toured and made music together for over a decade the duo bring a unique chemistry to how they approach their songs. Rooted in lyricism as an identity, these 2 mc’s have continued to hone their craft beyond the gangster rap and bacc pacc genres that birthed them.
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