Mykki Blanco / DJ Larry B / Boychild / psychoegyptian boy / Banjee Report
Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 9:00 PM CDT
(8:30 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Harlem's most fabulous MC will be making her highly anticipated return to the Bottle tonight. The wonderfully flamboyant transgender rapper MYKKI BLANCO, aka MICHAEL QUATTLEBAUM, is a poet and performance artist who thrives on "shock-rock" tactics and claims he'd "rather be famous like INSANE CLOWN POSSE than like A$AP ROCKY." Gaining a following and some serious cred in the blurry "rap" underground as of late, MYKKI is a cartoonish character that sounds cute but is probably criminally insane. Unfiltered sinister, sexually explicit lyrics spew out in a heavily filtered voice atop acid-laced beats that are alarmingly catchy and creepy, as seen in last year's LP, Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss. Pitchfork states, "MYKKI BLANCO accentuates the juxtaposition of ultra-feminine and flamboyantly gay aesthetics with the in-your-face braggadocio of rap-- palpable proof that the two are not as mutually exclusive as any traditional, hyper-masculine hip-hop narrative might suggest." Her Bottle debut this past April was one for the ages, with freaks of all kinds losing their shit to what was easily one of the highest-energy shows we've seen in a while. BOYCHILD and PSYCHOEGYPTIAN BOY are both members of MYKKI BLANCO's ensemble, and they'll perform some sincere mindfuckery tonight for all the fine freaks who've come out to play. BANJEE REPORT is a movement documenting the gay experience in hip-hop and other music through a series of mixtapes that challenge norms within the often homophobic hip-hop arena. The group also records a weekly podcast and hosts parties at Wang’s Gentlemen’s Lounge and they return to our stage here tonight, hand-picked by MYKKI herself. DJ LARRY B will be spinning all the best traxxx throughout the evening. Get ready to get weird, people.