Bonfire Presents:


Metasota, Transit22, LTC

Thu, November 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$16 Advance / $20 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Doomtree co-founder, punk philosopher and lyrical bomb-thrower Stefon Alexander, aka P.O.S, makes tight, declamatory music that builds on the Minneapolis-bred rapper and producer’s penchant for grinding beats and radical lyrics. Known for welding hip-hop with guitar squalls, screamed vocals, and futuristic beats fit for a Berlin nightclub, P.O.S steps even further into genre-blurring territory with Chill, dummy, his first official release with Doomtree Records since his 2004 debut Ipecac Neat. The album reflects on the past three years since a near-fatal kidney transplant sidelined him from making music and deals with the the difficulties of trying to maintain peace of mind and navigate through a confusing world which is becoming increasingly more alienating. P.O.S’ production fingerprints are all over this one as he maneuvers through a wide range of sprawling beats contributed by himself, usual suspects Lazerbeak and Ryan Olson, and newcomers Cory Grindberg and Makr. Several friends touch down along the way to offer up biting commentary and varying points of view (Allan Kingdom, Astronautalis, Kathleen Hanna, Justin Vernon, Open Mike Eagle, Busdriver, and Lady Midnight to name a few), but the album never suffers from an oversaturation of scattered voices, instead using everyone’s individual ethos and strengths to build a unifying call to arms. The result is P.O.S’ most bold, honest, and daring work to date, so Chill, dummy.
Metasota first made a name for himself as a battle rapper in the Twin Cities. After tasting success on the underground battle scene. Metasota decided to focus his energy on becoming a successful artist in the traditional studio setting. Since then Metasota has become more known for his amazing stage presence, intelligent lyrics, witty punch lines, and his whimsical sense of humor. Metasota is constantly working to perfect his craft as an artist so he can deliver his message through his
music. Inspired by such rap legends as Outkast, Common, Jay-z, and Nas, Metasotahas an unrelenting drive, and plans on taking his music to the next level.
Transit22 is an Independent Music Award winner and Western Canadian Music Award nominated
rapper, a Calgary poet laureate finalist and a winner of a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging
Artist Award. He has released 6 albums which have sold thousands of copies, and has collaborated
with Rhymesayers recording artist Grieves, Sims of Doomtree, Astronautalis, Madchild of Swollen
Members, and 8-time Juno Award winner Jann Arden. Transit22 has toured as a headliner several
times and has alsosupported tours of Canada, the United States, and Europe with Doomtree, Sage
Francis, Swollen Members, Apathy & Celph Titled, Astronautalis, and Zion I, and has shared stages
with internationally recognized names like Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, Murs, Hilltop Hoods, Dirty Heads,
Down With Webster, Shad, and 54-40. Transit22 has been selected to showcase at prestigious
festivals like SXSW, CMW, and Breakout West, and has performed live in front of over 200,000
people with a stint as a featured artist on the Calgary Stampede main stage. He has received national
media coverage including features on Global TV, CTV, CBC TV, Shaw TV, CBC Radio One, in
Maclean's Magazine, and regular MuchMusic rotation of his music videos, which have also gotten
substantial support online with over 1,000,000 views on YouTube. Transit22 has also been awarded
several FACTOR, Alberta Music, and SOCAN Foundation grants to further the development of his
LTC is an Emcee/Producer/Songwriter hailing from Levittown, PA repping Philadelphia. Constantly reworking his sound, growing as a lyricist, and cutting his teeth since 2003, LTC embodies a style set apart from any other. The soft-spoken artist is currently working on a proper album release that will comprise of honest, in-depth personal trials, tribulations, and observations woven into a tapestry of original production and compositions. Don't be fooled by the reserved, and at times, bashful facade of this young man. LTC is a unique performer that stays in continuous motion provoked by vigorous and aggressive passion. LTC has shared stages with such renown artists as the late and great Eyedea & Ablilites, Sage Francis, Questlove of the Legendary Roots Crew, Gary Clark Jr., Kool Keith, R.A. the Rugged Man, P.O.S. and Dessa of Rhymesayers and Doomtree fame, Mac Lethal, Astronautalis, Cage Kennylz, Yak Ballz, Reef the lost Cauze, Peedi Crakk, Lyrics Born, Kristoff Krane, Educated Consumers, Abstract Rude, and Busdriver as well as many of Philly's finest underground rising talents.
Venue Information:
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107