!Mayday! + Little Stranger + Damn Skippy
Friday, March 16, 2018 • 8:30pm Doors • 9:30pm Show
Show is all ages. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. If you are under 21 you are subject to a $3-5 surcharge depending on the show. The surcharge must be paid in cash at the door on the day of the event.
¡Mayday! is dropping “Search Party” on Strange Music (Tech 9, Rittz) September 8th.
National tours with Dirty Heads, Tech 9 and Common Kings.
“Airplane Mode” is the first single.
Born and raised in Philly and crash-landed in Charleston, John and Kevin Shields are the minds behind the quirky indie hip-hop group Little Stranger. Performing as a duo, Little Stranger is a fresh hybrid of John’s singer-songwriter magnetism and Kevin’s hard hitting, in-your-face delivery. Stylistically reminiscent of Gorillaz and Twenty One Pilots, Little Stranger inhabits a relatively unexplored niche at this point in time. They’re all about originality, every song is a separate work unto itself with all the strangeness that their name implies.
Though the band is relatively new, John and Kevin Shields bring years of experience to the table. With previous bands, they’ve played with names like Slightly Stoopid, Del the Funky Homosapien, Grace Potter, Papadosio, The Heavy Pets, and John Brown’s Body. Little Stranger was quickly recognized at home, named “Hip-Hop Act of the Year” in the 2016 Charleston City Paper Music Awards and listed jointly as one of “17 People to Watch in 2017” in the Charleston Indie blog, Out of the Wood- work. They’ve toured up and down the East Coast and recently released a string of eclectic music videos to their fans. With an ever-increasing arsenal of new tunes, Little Stranger is poised and making 2018 a big year.
"I have had a passion for music for as long as I can remember. My mom signed me up for drum lessons when I was 10 years old to get me to stop banging any two objects together that I could find around the house, and I haven't stopped experimenting with instruments and music since then."
Damn Skippy moved from his hometown in North Carolina to Breckinridge, Colorado at the age of 18 and began his MC career shortly after, forming the MC-DJ duo CO-2 and touring over Colorado for over five years.
Damn Skippy has been in Charleston, South Carolina for three years now, stirring up the hip hop community in the Lowcountry. Along with the hip hop group Savage Souls, Damn Skippy co-founded the Holy City Hip Hop Community, performing hip hop shows around the Charleston area and promoting lyrical hip hop.