Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mc Chris is Dead

By Melody Stone
Published: Oct 9 2008, 9:17 PM · Updated: Oct 15 2008, 11:12 PM
Category: Arts
Topic: Music

Tonight the MC Chris “is dead tour,” with special guests Totally Michael, Sirah and DJ Kechup, happens at 10 p.m. at the Humboldt Brewery in Arcata.

While in college, MC Chris began studying and performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. One night after ripping tickets at the UCBT, MC Chris was discovered by David Willis, creator of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” a cartoon for adults on the Cartoon Network. MC Chris didn’t want to leave New York City for Atlanta and instead became animator on Willis’ friend Adam’s show, “Sealab 2021,” another show on the Cartoon Network. During his stint as an animator, MC Chris was writing rhymes, recording music and self-releasing albums. He was also a character voice on “Sealab 2021” and has cameos in “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” and other Adult Swim shows on the Cartoon Network.

MC Chris is known for rapping about stereotypical white-guy things. One of his most crowd-pleasing songs is “Fett’s Vette,” an homage to the biggest Star Wars hero with the least lines. He also sings about his high voice and how people have told him he sounds like a 10-year-old.

His last show in Humboldt County drew faithful MC Chris fans and some confused Pinback fans (he opened for them on their tour last spring).

Tickets are $18 for general admission and $16 for Humboldt State University students. Tickets are available at the university ticket office at HSU and The Works in Eureka and Arcata. This show is for those 21 and older only.

For more information and credit card orders, phone CenterArts at 707-826-3928.

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