August 19, 2011

Skizzy Mars: The Are You Ok? Tour - Phase 2

First Fleet Concerts Presents:

Skizzy Mars: The Are You Ok? Tour - Phase 2

Caleborate, Kid Quill

Wed, October 10, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$20.00 - $79.00

This event is all ages

Skizzy Mars
Skizzy Mars
Atlantic recording artist Skizzy Mars has announced the release of his eagerly awaited debut. 'ALONE TOGETHER' drops everywhere on January 22, 2016.

Produced by longtime collaborator Michael Keenan, the track "Alcoholics" had its world premiere as part of a major feature in The Village Voice, which noted, "('Alcoholics') shows Skizzy's indulgences in plain sight -- libations, pills, anything to slow down time so as to buy a few more hours until sunrise. It's new emotional territory compared to that in which we're used to seeing Skizzy -- and it only creates more anticipation for 'ALONE TOGETHER.'" In addition, The Source praised the new track, noting "it mixes the moody, viscous production and tone of Cudi's best work with the introspective, emotion-laden croons of, say, 808's Kanye -- rather seamlessly," while The Fader celebrated the tracks "infectious hook" and "dreamy production."

Skizzy Mars earned instant buzz with his first single, 2011's "Douchebag," and has since made his bones as one of contemporary rap's most eclectic new stars. The Harlem-based MC -- known to his family as Myles Mills -- followed "Douchebag" with the powerful "Profound" as well as a pair of much-talked-about mixtapes and increasingly popular live appearances as both headliner and support to such stars as G-Eazy, Logic, and fellow Atlantic artists B.o.B and Ty Dolla $ign.

Highlighted by chart-topping tracks like "Time (Ft. G-Eazy & Olivver the Kid)," 'THE RED BALLOON PROJECT' EP dropped in February 2015 and proved a straight-up sensation, debuting at #4 on Billboard's "Top Rap Albums" chart before peaking at #35 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200. A 33-city headline tour followed, highlighted by sold out shows in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Skizzy's own NYC.

Skizzy has also received a remarkable range of press coverage, with features in such outlets as The Fader, NYLON, HipHopDX, Earmilk, Pigeons & Planes, and HotNewHipHip, as well as an appearance on the premiere installment of XXL's "Ante Up" podcast.
Caleborate
Caleborate
A Berkeley bred student of hip-hop and all around eclectic artist, Caleborate has been renowned as one of the games most promising emcees. With lyrics that represent the unique struggles of the average 20-something, and stanzas about the day-to-day grind as a collegiate youth, he covers topics far and wide and is anything but shallow.

Critical Praise:

"One to watch in 2016." - Pigeons & Planes

"Caleborate delivers his rhymes with the confidence of a vet" – Complex

"...one of the most promising spitters coming out right now" – XXL

"a mix of personal songwriting and quick wit" - The FADER

"lyrical mastermind" - East Bay Express

"Caleb has proven himself to be a MC in the purest form, eschewing the flashy brag raps for a centered focus on precise wordplay and introspective storytelling paired with some of the best production that the Bay can offer." – EARMILK

"Caleb comes across like someone who¹s honest with himself and everyone around him" – Uproxx

"[Caleborate] displays the poise and wisdom of a rap veteran" – HipHopDX

"One of the Bay Area's most promising upcoming artists" - Good Music All Day
Venue Information:
Blue Moose Tap House
211 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA, 52242
http://bluemooseic.com/