Alex Wiley, Trapo, Mike Regal

Alex Wiley, Trapo, Mike Regal

Mike Regal

Wed, March 29, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Miramar Theatre

Milwaukee, WI

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

ALEX WILEY
ALEX WILEY
Alex Wiley is a 19 year old MC from the South side of Chicago. He has been building a steady buzz releasing songs like "#MoPurp" leading up to the release of his debut project, #ClubWiley, in the very near future. With the release last year of the Can I Borrow a Dollar EP w/ Village cohort Kembe X. Alex Wiley dropped #MoPurp featuring Chance the Rapper and Kembe X racking up nearly 100K views he has proven a force to be reckoned with on the Chicago music scene. He has opened for a number of sold out shows at venues across the country and is finally prepared to headline his own in his hometown and will be giving a preview of the highly anticipated #ClubWiley mixtape which will be released via Closed Sessions.
trapo
Age is a foreign concept to Trapo. The 17-year-old creates trans-genre experiments that boom with a confounding sense of maturity, nuance and intimacy, but to the kid that has been recording and mixing his own music since he was in fifth grade, this sudden ascension isn't surprising. "I didn't play magic cards or anything like that. I wasn't all that into sports. I've been only interested in music for literally my entire life," the Madison, Wis. native says. "I believe in certain signs. There's just no way that I could be doing this so young without having some talent that was just meant to come out." Trapo was included on Pigeons and Planes' "20 Under 20" and "Best New Artists" lists, and his arresting blend of dour hip-hop and hypnotic neo soul has been featured in outlets like BBC Radio, Complex, HipHopDX, The FADER and Hot New Hip-Hop. He was raised on gospel music and contemporary R&B, but his favorite artist is Isaiah Rashad and he extracts influence from every corner of the Internet. Motifs of DUIs, desolate nights with Remy bottles, steamy visages of Hispanic women and generational anxieties over social media appear throughout his discography, but each song contains an element of unpredictability that has made Trapo's fan base a vocal and fiercely loyal one. "The whole, 'you could be an astronaut' thing you hear as a kid never got to me. This is what I want to do. My music feels like freedom."
Venue Information:
The Miramar Theatre
2844 N. Oakland Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, 53211
http://www.themiramartheatre.com/