mc chris with Bitforce

April 15, 2018 - 8:00pm

On Sunday, April 15, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA welcome M.C. Chris back to the WOW Hall along with special guests Bitforce.

M.C. Chris is back at the WOW Hall and he’s bigger than ever.

Chris first played the WOW Hall on May 18, 2005.  That was the famous Revenge of the Sith Tour during which he vowed to watch Star Wars Episode III on every stop of the tour.  The WOW Hall rented Valley River Center’s Regal Theater so he could watch the movie with his fans after the show.  He later repeated the show + movie event with the first Transformers film.

Now he’s back, and for the first time in his career, using capital letters to describe himself.

M.C. Chris is a rapper from Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He was one of the first rappers to focus solely on nerd life, rapping about Star Wars, Harry Potter, ninjas and unrequited love, instead of the usual hip hop fare. M.C. got his start as an animator on many of the shows you’ve seed on Adult Swim. He was writer, actor, songwriter and lead animator for shows like Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He has voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamon, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell and Tight Bros. He was also a producer of on air content for over a year before leaving Williams Street to pursue a career in music.

M.C. has since released seventeen albums and has crossed America countless times, touring as a headliner as well as opening for bands like Pinback, Reggie and the Full Effect and Ninja Sex Party. He's collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo, Childish Gambino and GWAR. He’s performed at SXSW, PAX, Fun Fun Fest, Bamboozle, Warped Tour, GwarBQ, The Gathering, Comicon, Dragoncon and countless others conventions. His music has been featured in Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie and he has composed several themes for Smith’s Smodcast podcast network. M.C.’s song “Hoodie Ninja" was featured in both a national Honda commercial and America's Funniest Home Videos. Other songs have been featured in Comedy Central’s Broad City and Fox's So You Think You Can Dance? M.C. most recently guest starred on a punk compilation album dedicated to Dr. Demento and made a cameo on GWAR’s latest album The Blood of Gods.

M.C. also raises money to fight Cystic Fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, Chris and his fans have raised over $165,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through eBay sales and donations collected at live shows.

M.C kickstarted The M.C. Chris Cartoon, an animated extension of the skit universe featured on his records. Thanks to donations from his fans, he raised over $60,000 and produced a six minute pilot presentation with the animation company Titmouse Inc.

For the past two years, every album M.C. has released has charted in the top ten on Billboard. A new album is scheduled to be released sometime in 2018.

M.C. lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three year old.



BITFORCE

 

Bitforce is a superhero band of inter-dimensional warriors that use their heavy hitting music to battle the evil forces that threaten to destroy all of existence.

Classic cartoons, video games, movies and anime, nothing is off limits for the musical stylings of Bitforce. These 8-bit warriors don light-up armor to use their music to go to war with a multiverse of villains, both well-known and original. San Antonio’s nerdy heroes bring their own flare to all the favorites from your childhood. 

Originally started to be just a part-time recording project, Bitforce has evolved into a well-oiled, high-tuned, live music machine. They use their music to tell tales of their interdimensional adventures, often using visuals to add to the experience of the performance. Bright lights, slamming drums and crowd participation are guaranteed when you catch these guys live. They have taken their music from the east to the west coasts, playing different comic, video game and anime conventions. When they aren’t rocking cons, you can catch them joining forces with a multitude of performers throughout the Nerdcore genre. The most infamous being “MegaForce”: the combination of Bitforce fronted by the colossal king of nerdy raps, Mega Ran.

Joining the company of their EP, A New Force, their debut full-length album, Nerdcore and Beyond, will be dropping this summer.

Join the fight to defend Earth from the evil forces of the multiverse. Lend them your voice! Lend them your strength! Join the Bitforce!

            Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.

 

 

Door Time: 
April 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$12 Advance, $15 Day of Show