Porter Ray @ The Back Bar

PAC NW Presents:

Porter Ray @ The Back Bar

Kung Foo Grip, Nu Era, doNormaal

Sun, May 22, 2016

9:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$11 Adv.

This event is all ages

Porter Ray
Porter Ray
By society’s account, Porter Ray Sullivan should be elsewhere. If the statistics were correct, a coffin, or prison would seem to be his most likely destination. A high school dropout, who watched his hoop dreams evaporate after enduring a series of well-documented tragedies. His coping mechanisms temporarily diverted his attention, leading him down a seemingly never-ending path of overindulgence.

But perception isn’t always reality, and time heals some of the most painful wounds. Avoiding complete self-destruction, Sullivan chose to reinvent himself through penmanship. The results? Porter Ray, a gifted young scribe from Seattle’s Central District, who has effectively turned his poetry into beautiful music.
Ray’s perspective on life in the Emerald City’s famed neighborhood is vividly described through intricate tales of everyday street-life. By articulating the thoughts and feelings of his generation, Porter Ray effortlessly paints realistic images of what growing up in Seattle as man of African-American decent actually means.

Porter Ray’s future is bright. With a 4-project catalogue in his portfolio, Porter recently partnered with Seattle’s legendary Sub Pop Records through Ishmael Butler [Shabazz Palaces] to tell his story on a broader platform. With his official album debuting mid 2016, a series of interesting show dates and projects scheduled previous to its release, Ray seems destined to take his rightful place in music’s international conversation.
Kung Foo Grip
Kung Foo Grip
Kung Foo Grip is a hip-hop, punk, and trap cocktail, shaken not stirred. The recipe consists of one part Greg Cyph mixed with equal parts Eff is H, with a twist of Krescendo. KFG is dripping with an infectiously different flavor that’ll wake up your taste buds and make you slap your Grandma.

The performance equivalent of a molotov cocktail tossed on stage, KFG will set fire to stereotypes and melt musical genres over a smoldering mound of wood and metal. They've opened for artists like Talib Kweli, Run The Jewels, Flatbush Zombies, Azizi Gibson, Wu Tang, and Seattle’s own Shabazz Palaces, just to name a few. They’ve even hit the stage for three sold out Macklemore between the Gemini Tour at Key Arena and the Washington State Fair.

With a solid catalog of buzz worthy albums under their belt, they finally struck write-up gold with ‘2.K.F.G.’ (2018) produced entirely by Keyboard Kid who previously collaborated with Lil B. This 12 track LP features some of the Pacific Northwest's rising stars and received the midas touch from engineer Elan Wright at the notorious Ruby Room Studios. Rated one of “The 17 Best Seattle-Area Albums of the Year” by The Seattle Times.

They are consistently gaining popularity through HIGH ENERGY live shows, guaranteed to entertain every time. Get ready for something different, strap on your seatbelts and prepare to board the Real High Thrill Ride.
Nu Era
Nu Era
Nu Era is a collective of MC's from the Northwest who pride themselves on the diversity of their backgrounds, skill sets, and styles. Seattle MC, Turtle T, began rocking with Hush'd Puppies in 2007 and later on became the lead MC of EMP Sound Off 2009 Champs, DynoJamz. Andrew Savoie, Portland grown MC & beat chef, brings to the table a deep knowledge of music that compliments both his written verse and production abilities. Chiefs who is also a member of The Theoretics brings an element of theatrics and high voltage energy with every performance. Last but not least, 5 Flat, from Yelm, WA based Hip Hop duo 5 and Brown, adds the final touch to each track with his formal training as an audio engineer as well as his lyricism and stage presence.

Nu Era's debut project, Sink or Swim, showcases the variety of sounds that the crew covers as a collective. From the chaotic cohesion of "Nu Tang" to the conscious and personal "Missed It"...one listen to the album and one will notice that with this group anything is possible. The project also features an extended family of talent including Ray Dalton, Kung Foo Grip, and elegant vocals from Camila Recchio.

Nu Era has been staying busy and striving to get their name out. Their hard work has been paying off recently performing along side Seattles own Blue Scholars, Brother Ali, K-OS, Blu, Tiron and Ayomari, Nappy Roots, Gift Of Gab, and more. The live show that Nu Era brings speaks for itself and their energy is contagious.
doNormaal
doNormaal
highly sensitive young individual, emotions, desires your kinship, wants to make something new for us, raps and sings and speaks on the track
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/