Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Sammus, Izzy True, Mother Nature

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Sammus, Izzy True, Mother Nature

Thu, March 9, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Nnamdi's Sooper-Dooper Secret Side Project
Nnamdi's Sooper-Dooper Secret Side Project
NNAMDI OGBONNAYA is a multi-instrumentalist composer, producer, and performer in Chicago. He plays a variety of roles in numerous projects that span genres. Nnamdi has toured extensively with bands in the U.S.A., Mexico, Canada, and Europe. He releases solo music under his own name, and often performs as Nnamdi's Sooper Dooper Secret Side Project. His music combines hip-hop, math, gospel, and jazz, and is often delivered with a sense of satire that can be just as critical as it is humorous.
Sammus
Sammus
SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent the past several years cultivating a strong following of activists, hip hop heads, punks, and self-proclaimed nerds and geeks, among others. As noted by the Los Angeles Times, Sammus "has a gift for getting a message across." Now ready to make her Don Giovanni debut (while remaining tied to NuBlack Music Group), she is poised to cement herself as an artist who consistently thinks outside boxes and dances across lines (and does other neat things with geometrical figures).

In addition to managing a full-time music career, Enongo has spent the past eight years as a public-school and college level educator. After graduating from Cornell University in 2008 with a double BA in Sociology and Science & Technology Studies, she was accepted into the national teaching program Teach for America and placed in Houston Texas, where she taught elementary math and science between 2008 to 2010. In the fall semester of 2011 she returned to Cornell as a PhD candidate to pursue an interest a wide array of sound studies topics, including sound and gaming as well as the identity politics of community studios. As an academic in training and very-vocal feminist, Enongo has produced articles for publications such as Bitch, For Harriet, Sounding Out!, and The Mary Sue related to issues of race, hip-hop, gaming, and feminism.
Izzy True
Izzy True
Formed in early 2015 in the rural upstate village of Trumansburg, NY, Izzy True is Isabel Reidy (they/them pronouns) with dear friends Angela DeVivo and Jon Samuels, and brother Silas Reidy.

Growing up, Isabel and Silas were surrounded by music. Their father has been active in the east coast old time scene since the 80's, and they spent their childhood summers traveling to music festivals. Isabel began playing music in high school with a folk punk band called Fight A Scary Dog. Nurtured by the small, eclectic DIY scene in nearby Ithaca, NY, they were able to tour and record as a teenager. Traveling with an older, seasoned punk, the band played squats, DIY spaces, and the Earth First round river rendezvous the summer they graduated high school; these experiences cemented a connection between music, community, and politics for Isabel.

Isabel teamed up with their brother when the two of them dropped out of college and moved back home in 2012; their collaborations began with a country band called The Realbads, which eventually devolved into straight up rock n roll in Izzy True. Izzy True’s first EP, Troll, was released on Don Giovanni Records in summer 2015.

In addition to writing music, Isabel makes and self-publishes weird comics. Their music and art exist in the same universe and often revolve around the same characters. Both deal with existential longing and confused, uncomfortable feelings about sex and gender.
Mother Nature
Mother Nature
Mother Nature is an American hip hop force made up of KLEVAH, from Champaign, IL and T.R.U.T.H, born in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago, IL.

The two emcees came together as a duo in the fall of 2015 and released their first project, Mother Nature EP in Spring 2016.

Their high energy live shows elevate Chicago's hip hop culture with music that slays the spectacular violence that produces "insert name here" hashtags and slaughters slow death, the kind that often and specifically haunts Black women and girls.

Mother Nature is a delivered promise.
As the best of hip hop, they mix advanced lyricism, progressive social commentary, and masterful production with an abundance of love for all people who want to live a full, free, and creative life.

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com