26 Saturday March 7.00pm
Guests: Simo Soo & Dogi Katz
Racerage at Mamma Chen's
THIS IS A FREE EVENT
RACERAGE is a queer Blak radical, post-internet rapper based on Wurundjeri country, who has been described as “the future of Melbourne music”.
Their debut album ‘BLACK MEDUSA’ dropped last month and explores themes of trauma, exploring different paths to healing and finding strength in speaking truth to power.
A subversive Medusa, whose gaze is more fire than stone; lasers boring through the falsehoods of capitalism, the criminal injustice system, white beauty standards, white fragility, ableism and coloniser history books. Exploring the mythology of Medusa through the lens of their own lived experiences; a Black Medusa, a queer Medusa, a disabled Medusa, whose “monstrosity” in the eyes of oppressors lies in their staunch subversion and defiance.
SIMO SOO is incapable of being put into boxes. Where this can be a curse for the best of artists, Soo has used this a a strength to constantly push the boundaries of what a hip hop, dance or punk rock song can be. This ideal has extended through out their vast discography and in their work as head of indie record label, Yes Rave. This is the sound of Frank Zappa with a pirated copy of Ableton Live and a Metro Booming sample pack, Björk and the Powerpuff Girls starting a black metal band, the Beastie Boys collaborating with a noise version of Yo Gabba Gabba.
DOGi KATZ is a Naarm (Melbourne) based RnB pop daddy.
The entrance of Mamma Chen’s is on Albert St, with ramp access for mobility aids. There is an accessible parking spot and bathroom available. There will be seats available in the bandroom, and space for wheelchairs. There will be earplugs available and strictly no use of strobe lighting.
We would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and the Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land that we live and operate on. We would like to pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.