Hailing from St. Louis, Mathias & The Pirates boast an eclectic groove self-described as “soulful Midwest hip-hop with a rock ‘n’ roll heart”—a driving fusion of hip-hop, rap, funk and rock. The collaborative is comprised of Mathias James, Ms. Vizion, DJ LB, Grover Stewart and a rotating circuit of guest artists and producers. Since they released their first album in 2013, Mathias & The Pirates have wowed audiences with their powerful lyrics, robust live instrumentation and passionate, high-energy performances.
The Tangents - 6pm
The Tangents are an up and coming band that got their start in Springfield, Ill. Currently based out of Chicago, they deliver a unique sound that combines their collective roots in jazz, folk, contemporary piano and rock. The band features John Love (piano, vocals), Ellyn Thorson (vocals) and Geoff Leathers (guitar, vocals).