Channel 93.3 & Twist & Shout Present
Nerd Prom 2017: Nerds Unite!
Andy Rok & The Real Deal, MC Lars, Mega Ran, Rocket Surgeons, DJ boyhollow, Hosted by Rick & Alf (93.3)
Sat Apr 08 2017
7:00 pmSummit Music Hall
$10.00 - $50.00
This event is all ages
Photo booth, Video Games, Cosplay contest & More!
WHAT IS NERD PROM?
Well… it’s exactly what it sounds like… it’s a really nerdy prom.
Many of us didn’t exactly have a great time at our high school prom, especially those of us who were particularly nerdy… but let’s be honest, prom was kinda lame. Nerd Prom is our way of taking those memories back, in the name of justice and all things good. At Nerd Prom, we wear our geekdom with pride, because the further we get from high school the more we realize that what made us uncool then makes us really freakin’ cool now.
HOW DO I DRESS FOR NERD PROM?
Come dressed geek to chic. You can dress for prom, or you can dress like Chewbacca. It’s your call. Cosplay is always welcome and encouraged.
WHAT DO I DO AT NERD PROM?
Come to dance, see some great music, and make new friends.https://www.sodajerkpresents.com/event/1430403/
"Random's proven he can excel in storytelling, punchlines, poignancy, freestyling and, well, pretty much any other way you can measure an MC." – LA Weekly
Random, aka Mega Ran, or Random Beats. Teacher, Rapper, Hero.
If you put video games, the 80′s, hip-hop, soul music, jazz and standup comedy into a blender and hit "puree," you'd have something close to The Mega Ran Experience.
The Penn State graduate and self-proclaimed "TeacherRapperHero" made waves by going way left of his backpack roots by combining 8-bit video game sounds and hard hitting hip-hop tracks, and has become a trailblazer in the budding genres of chiptune and nerdcore hip-hop, while maintaining a career as a middle school teacher. Ran's first album "The Call" was a critical success, featuring tracks with some of the underground's most respected heads.
Ran cut his teeth in the city of Philadelphia as a moonlighting emcee and producer, performing, freestyle rapping, producing and later engineering at a studio. After relocating to Phoenix, competing in the Scribble Jam emcee battle championships and taking an early exit, Ran almost quit before he was even started, when a creative lightning bolt struck, and a fire was lit.
Retro video games were catalyst. Random began the transformation into Mega Ran, his alter-ego, an ode to the classic video game character Mega Man. After creating a tribute album and receiving an unprecedented level of support and blessing from Capcom to continue, Ran was reborn and became a trailblazer in the budding "nerdcore" and chiptune subgenres, while coining his own term to describe what he had done, "Chip-Hop."
Various video game developer co-signs and admiration from the genre's toughest critics have led to placements in TV, movies, university coursework, and of course, games. Random's music and story have been shared on stages across the world, on television (ABC/NBC News, ESPN, Portlandia, Tosh.O, WWE Wrestling) and in leading music, gaming and tech publications, print and online.
Today, Random is no longer a teacher by title, but maintains a rigorous touring and recording schedule, traveling the world to entertain and educate through the gift of rhyme. You're just as likely to hear Ran's raps at a packed anime or convention as in a nightclub, at a festival, in a classroom, or even at an exclusive video game industry event.
Now that's Random.
>> What We’re About:
The city of Denver is a successful mix of polar opposites – tech startups flourish in a cowboy culture, East Coast and West Coast natives live together in harmony, and hippies and republicans co-celebrate 4/20. Growing up together in the Mile High City, rapper-producer Russell Ben Hedman and guitarist Joe Barnholt envisioned that the same effortless integration could be achieved in mixing the clever rhythms of hip-hop with edgy rock sounds. The original duo has been joined by singer Sami Davis, bassist Kirby Beegles, and axe man Joe Shull.
Rocket Surgeons has garnered continual accolades, including selection for 93.3 KTCL’s Hometown for the Holidays Top 10 and Big Gig Competition Top 10. As a live band, Rocket Surgeons has headlined and sold out numerous venues (including the Bluebird Theatre), won a spot as a finalist for Westword Magazine's Best of the West, and landed stage time to represent the Denver music scene at the first ever Denver County Fair. The group has opened for touring artists including The Flobots, Vanilla Ice, Rehab, and Sidewalk Chalk.
The band is also committed to doing great things for the Denver community. Rocket Surgeons has organized and played fundraising concerts for organizations like Children’s Hospital, the victims of the 2012 Aurora theater shooting, Claire Davis (Arapahoe High School shooting victim), and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado.
>> Who We Sound Like:
The Flobots (but with more songs for the ladies)
Gym Class Heroes (but not as good at dodgeball or rope climbing)
Linkin Park (but with less radio play… way less ☹)
Over the last 8 years, boyhollow aka Michael Trundle has established himself as one of Denver's most diverse, proficient & well-known DJs. Having held position as a resident DJ in club-nights spanning almost every genre - indie, rock, soul, electro, 80s, hip-hop & even Top 40 - boyhollow has become adept at transcending these genres & creating an experience that is not only unique, but is able to adapt itself to almost any type of crowd, setting or party. Known for his ability to make any dance-floor take notice & respond, he is one of Denver's most sought after purveyors of music & party invention.
Currently involved in some exciting production & remixing work, keep your eyes & ears peeled for the new movement in Denver's dance scene. It's going to be a coup d'état of massive proportion.
Summit Music Hall
1902 Blake St.
Denver, CO, 80208