HXLT / ShowYouSuck / Glass Lux
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
HXLT (aka Holt) was raised in Chicago listening to Led Zeppelin, Smokey Robinson, 2Pac, The Clash, and countless other artists from various genres. He started out rapping with his friends, eventually taking the name Hollywood Holt. He had a quick blow up early in his rap career, but was not yet fulfilled. He had interests in other types of music but found himself without the ability to make them. Holt ran into Kanye West at a venue in New York and was invited to a studio session. He shared his music with Kanye and the rest is history, Holt signed to West’s G.O.O.D. record label in April of 2014.
Holt is one of the few serious renaissance men in music. He’s a fighter, a formidable rapper, a director and a great entertainer. Holt’s sound is a mix of melodic minimal chords, strings and guitars paired with hard and gritty beats. Heavily influenced by punk rock, gangster rap and everything in between, Holt’s music is a collection of different tastes neatly blended to express his mixed background and innovative spirit.
SHOWYOUSUCK, aka Clinton Sandifer, has broken down barriers to create his own unique genre of music – metal infused rap that promotes a positive mental attitude. Let’s be real – how can you not like a guy who dropped a series of tracks titled One Man Pizza Party?!
Local electronica trio GLASS LUX was named a top Chicago band "that will knock your socks off" by Refinery29, but don’t worry – we’ve got a solution: bring an extra pair, ya dingus! Alfonso Mayen takes on percussion and synth while Emily Morse leads on vocals, producing a slick dancetastic pop with catchy production and haunting vocals.