GeekGirlCon announce the 2nd annual Nerdcore Benefit Concert with Shubzilla taking the limelight.
GeekGirlCon is a celebration of geek girls through literature, pop-culture, music and more. The event takes place in mid-October (11th & 12th). Get more information at the official website geekgirlcon.com.
But before then there will be the second annual Nerdcore Benefit Concert featuring a number of artists local to Seattle as well as a couple of others. All proceeds from the show will go towards GeekGirlCon and tickets are reasonably priced at just $8 in advance or $10 on the night (over 21s only).
The line-up includes: Shubzilla featuring Lex Lingo of 9k1, Sammus, Death*Star and Jonny Nero Action Hero and takes place at Barboza – Seattle, WA on Sunday, July 13. Ticket are available online.
Shubzilla is a rap artist representing Renton, WA. She debuted as an artist for Nerdcore Now’s Vocalist/Producer Challenge 2011, where she was ranked tenth overall. The following year, her talent and bravado earned her second place. Since then, she has not looked back and her sets are as high-energy as the artist herself. Already a denizen of the nerdcore scene, Shubzilla aims to be a part of the growing Seattle music community and beyond.
Seattle’s 9K1 is an electropop group who made their debut last year at GeekGirlCon’s first annual benefit concert. Since then, they have performed all over the PNW and were a featured act at Nerdapalooza!!. 9k1 is DJ/producer Bill Beats, rapper/singer/producer Lex Lingo, and rapper Shubzilla.
Performing in Seattle for the first time, Sammus is an upstate New York-based rap artist, producer, and PhD student with Congolese and Ivorian family roots. Her production is characterized by her use of uniquely chopped samples and video game-like synths. Labeled the “rap Aisha Tyler” by MTV Iggy for her intelligent lyrics, she has become one of the faces of black female geeks within the growing nerdcore hip hop movement.
Veteran nerdcore storytellers Death*Star have been rapping, awkwardly dancing, and gasping for air on stages around Seattle for last 5 years. Enjoy their tales of sad villains, sexual misadventures, video game addiction, and aggressive sandwich making. Death*Star is MC-3PO, C0splay, and Bill Beats.
Jonny Nero Action Hero is a Chip Rock artist, mixing up sounds of his childhood with the music of his adulthood. Get ready to dance when Jonny Nero Action Hero takes the stage because his frenetic energy will compel you to dance!