mc chris

mc chris

Cowabunga Pizza Time, Wreck The System

Tue, August 29, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15 ADV $17 DOS

This event is 18 and over

mc chris
mc chris
M.C. Chris is rapper from the Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He was one of the first rappers to focus solely on nerd life, ie Star Wars, Harry Potter, ninjas and unrequited love.

M.C. got his start as an animator on many of the shows you’ve see on Adult Swim. He was writer, actor, songwriter and animator for shows like Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He has voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamon, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell and Tight Bros. He was also a producer of on air content for over a year before leaving Williams Street to pursue a career in music.

M.C. has since released fifteen albums and has toured for just over ten years as a both headliner and opener for bands like Pinback and Reggie and the Full Effect. He's collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo and Childish Gambino. He’s performed at SXSW, PAX, Fun Fun Fest, Bamboozle, Warped Tour, GwarBQ, The Gathering, Comicon, Dragoncon and countless others conventions.

His music has been featured in Kevin Smith’s “Zak and Miri Make a Porno,” “Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie” and he has composed several themes for Smith’s Smodcast podcast network. M.C.’s song “Hoodie Ninja" was featured in both a national Honda commercial and America's Funniest Home Videos. Other songs have been featured in Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and Fox's “So You Think You Can Dance?” M.C. most recently starred in the pilot for Disney, a national commercial for Fiat and for their final season, “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”

M.C. raises money to fight Cystic Fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, mc chris and his fans have raised over $150,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through eBay sales and donations collected at live shows.

M.C kickstarted “The M.C. Chris Cartoon” an animated extension of the skit universe featured on his records. Thanks to donations from his fans, he raised over $60,000 and produced a six minute pilot presentation with the animation company Titmouse Inc. His ultimate goal is to make the cartoon and he has moved to LA with his wife and two year old son to make it a reality.

His last album, “M.C. Chris is Dreaming” charted on billboard and debuted at #11 on the Itunes Hip Hop Charts.
Cowabunga Pizza Time
Cowabunga Pizza Time
n April of 2014 a mysterious toxic green ooze was spilled on various members of Thee Lexington Arrows, Gunwife Gone, Entertainment System and The Baltimore Rock Opera Society and were mutated into a denim clad clan of beer swilling, pizza scarfing, rock n’ roll ninjas. When the horrific transformation was complete Cowabunga Pizza Time was born. Trained in metal/punk/party rock n’ roll Cowabunga Pizza TIme is a high energy 6 person tidal wave of fun that do all original songs about pizza, ninja stuff, skating, fighting bad guys, partying, pizza, and wearing denim vests. Known for their high energy performances and a penchant for giving out free pizza at the top of each show, Cowabunga Pizza Time made a splash very early with audiences and has shared the stage with such acts as Diarrhea Planet, The Biters, Peelander Zee and The Protomen. For a steaming hot slice of the true power of the “humans wearing denim” listen to Cowabunga Pizza Time’s freshmen self titled release “Cowabunga Pizza Time”.
Venue Information:
Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201