MURS & Zion I w/ Stay Tuned, ROOKE5

Mighty Tree Presents

MURS & Zion I w/ Stay Tuned, ROOKE5

Sat, April 15, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$18 Advance / $20 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Murs
Murs
He is one of the most successful and prolific independent rappers of all time. He has recorded a string of revered collaborative albums with Fashawn, 9th Wonder and Slug of Atmosphere (as Felt). He’s also the owner and founder of the groundbreaking Paid Dues festival, which highlights the best underground rap on the planet. But one thing MURS lacked was a definitive solo album. Until now.

Have A Nice Life, the Los Angeles rhymer’s debut solo album on Strange Music, encapsulates MURS’ far-reaching personality and sensibilities while arriving as a cohesive project that nonetheless vacillates between being humorous, serious, intense, street and socially aware.

“My former manager told me this is supposed to be the ‘quintessential MURS album,’” MURS says. “A lot of people said to her, ‘I know MURS from Paid Dues and I know him from being around, but I don’t know who he is or what he does.’ Jay Z is the ex-crack dealer, hustler rapper. Rick Ross is the Tony Montana rapper. I feel like I have a duality and I’m hard to classify. There’s a duality to the album. It’s conscious, but it’s still street. I was going to call is Love & Rockets Vol 2 initially, but Have A Nice Life is just something that always seems to catch people off guard when I say it. It always evoked an emotion, so I figured, ‘Why not make it the title of the album?’”

MURS came full circle while making Have A Nice Life, reconnecting with childhood friend and platinum, Grammy-nominated producer Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Kelly Clarkson, Kosha Dillz), who produced the majority of the project and helped shape its sonic vision. Friends for 20 years, Shatkin worked with MURS on his 2003 album, …The End
Zion I
Zion I
With more thantwo-dozen albums, mixtapes, EP’s and vibrant collaborations,the Oakland based MC/Producer Zion I(a.k.a. Zumbi)is in the top echelon,as far as conscious party-rockinghip-hop. After years of collaboration with producer Amp Live,the Oakland-based rapper/songwriter has evolved and as an independent touring artist.His progressive stay-true-to-the-core lyricismisuniquely embraced across all genresof music and his collaborations,with some of the greatestin the industry, is anevolutionary norm for Zion I. From the reggae-rock giantsRebelution, to hip-hop nostalgia Too Short,along with Devin The DudeandThe Roots MC,Black Thought, to EDMDJ extraordinaire, Bassnectar, heavy hitting rockers Linkin Parkand alternative rock/reggae-rapper Matisyahu, Zion I continues’toimpresswithsoulful goods.As an MC, Zion Iemulates the purest form of hip-hop, bringing fortha socially conscious lyrical deliverance and high energy party-rockin’ live show that captivateshis audience,making him a festival fan-favorite from coast to coast.The international touring artist has performed atsome of the most reputable music festivalsacross the globe. Some of the morenotable festivals include:Coachella, Rock the Bells, Treasure Island Music Fest, Lightning In A Bottle, Outside Lands, California Roots Music and Arts Festival,Hangout Music Festival, Splash Fest(Germany),HipHop Kemp(Czech Republic), Rifflandia (British Columbia),Sonic Bloom, Snow Globeand most recently the urban lifestyle music and arts festival,Bay Area Vibez.Some of the many other artists Zion I has performed with include, Kendrick Lamar, Wu-Tang, Pretty Lights, E-40, The Roots, Soja, The Game, Flying Lotus, Matisyahu, Griz, Emancipator, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Collie Buddz andCommon.Zion I is a gestalt of lived geographic experience. Coming from Philadelphia, he also lived in Cincinnati, Rhode Island, Houston and Atlanta. Although,he views Oakland, his current residenceof nineteen years, as his home. “It is the place where my music first grew. I have always loved the diversity and culture ofrebellion that is in the heart ofOakland,” said Zion I. There’s every shade of color here. When people see injustice, there is a collective activation that takes place and we take to the streets to fire back at the system. The history of the Black Panthers is still alive in the hearts of many. I live and breathe this energyof this community, with itsturbulent rise and fall of the struggle to live with dignity. I draw tremendous inspirationin my lyricsfrom the town.”“I hopeto be an example for the next generation;showing that you can live out your dreams and pursue yourgoals with passion and exuberance,” said Zion I.Zion I iscurrently working on a new full length album, scheduled for release in the spring of 2016.He finds it exciting to be back in the zone with like-minded musicians. He describes the record as melodic and bass heavy.“I’m looking forward to hitting the people with some new vibes and giving them a current window into my world,” said Zion I. “I've also got the new Zion I, Grouch, and Eligh record on deck. That will probably drop later in 2016, along with a project with Locksmith. That one ismore of a lyrically driven record, with classic sample driven production. Locksmith is one of the most skilled MC's on the west coast, so this project is for true fans of lyricism.”Catalog highlights include The Grouch-joined linguistic clinic “Silly Puddy,” early K.Flay standout appearance on the Electro-driven “Coastin’,” and the gritty tu
Stay Tuned
Stay Tuned
In an internet age where information is coming to us at light speed, how does one bridge the gap between real life and our pixelated version? Stay Tuned to find out.
One of the few live acts to successfully marry the concept of Audio and Visual -
and quite possibly the only live Hip-Hop act to do so - Stay Tuned was the most
fitting name for the outfit, based initially on their love for all
"sub-genres" of Hip-Hop and music as a whole, and the influence those
styles have had on them. This was first reflected in the recorded music made,
taking Boom-Bap, Dubstep/Electro, Hardcore, Downtempo...righteously, whatever moved them at the moment, and crafting live sets as such. Boston MC, Akrobatik pointed out to the duo that he admired how they'd bounce around sonically in their live sets, which was also metaphoric for the ups and downs that were faced in the industry itself. The light bulb flashed. MC Mane Rok figured
"Stay Tuned" would perfectly describe the musical path taken-of which
grew when the live set coupled itself with the visual portion, leaving the
group's then DJ-DeeJay Tense- as the program director controlling a live video
feed with his turntables. This continued to grow and began to come full circle,
influencing how overall ideas and themes for albums came to fruition. The first
being the fictional story of a serial killer (with an underlying theme
questioning media practices) in the form of "Murder He Wrote: A Love
Story."
The Stay Tuned moniker would allow the group to have interchangeable parts. Akin to the idea of channel surfing, letting them invite special guest performers,
making each show unique. The channel surfing idea has now come to full bloom in their self titled EP released 1/24/15 (simply take a listen to understand),
which was also the official introduction of the groups new DJ, DJ AWHAT!!
(formerly of The Pirate Signal,) and the change itself begs the listener
to...well...Stay Tuned.
ROOKE5
ROOKE5
ROOKE5, pronounced Rooks, is an independent hip hop artist born and raised in Colorado. Heavily influenced by a variety of genres, ROOKE5 draws inspiration from the likes of anyone from Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield to more recent artists such as Murs and Grieves. Not only does it bring variety to his music but also a creative balance between blues and modern hip hop.

Born in the town of Loveland, Colorado, Luke Whitrock (aka ROOKE5) has always been business and music oriented. Working from the youngest age he possibly could, Luke developed a strong work ethic in every aspect of his life. At the age of 14, he was uprooted from his hometown and relocated to El Paso, Texas where he attended high school and college. It was in El Paso that Luke found his passion for music and took the first steps in pursuing music as a potential career. He began writing over popular instrumentals ranging from Rick Ross to Kanye West, and recording in the home studio of a co-worker. Needless to say Texas was a large influence on his musical perspective. In the spring of 2010, he traveled back to Colorado. The trip marked a new beginning. ROOKE5 has played everywhere from local spots like Cervantes in Denver, The Woodcellar in Evergreen and The Aggie Theater in Fort Collins to playing a Lollapalooza after party in Chicago in 2012.

ROOKE5 has had the privilege of sharing the stage with nationally touring acts such as Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh, Madchild, Amp Live, PROF, Grieves, Blueprint, Gift of Gab, Sol, Pigeon John, Sam Lachow, Hasan Salam, The MC Type, Brothers From Another, Sam I Am as well as many other local acts. Rooted in the pursuit of an energetic environment, his music seeks to ignite the crowd while sharing in their relationships in life, past and present. Together we rise!
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/