Aer

The Bright Side Tour with

Aer

Yonas, David Dallas, Skyblew

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

Sold Out

This event is all ages

IMPORTANT: In accordance with NC Law, membership is required to attend shows at Local 506. Memberships are $3 and available at the door on the night you plan to attend. For more info, click here

Aer
Aer
David von Mering and Carter Schultz of Wayland, MA create music that finds its roots in reggae, acoustic pop and indie rock, with smooth guitar riffs and a strong rap component. Aer has performed at Lehigh University, University of North Carolina, University of South Carolina, University of Vermont, Roger Williams University, DeSales University, Bates College, Syracuse University, The Studio at Webster Hall, Canal Room, and sold out headline shows at Gramercy Theatre in New York City and The Middle East Downstairs in Boston. "The Reach", which was sponsored by popular college music blog Good Music All Day, has amassed over 50,000 downloads since its May 9th 2011 release. Their latest release, EP "What You Need," rose to the #1 album on the iTunes hip-hop charts, and also made it in the top ten on the iTunes overall album charts. Their iTunes single "Feel I Bring" made the front of the Reggae page when iTunes placed the song in their "New & Noteworthy" section and one of their latest singles, "Slow Down" was featured on prolific hip-hop blog 2dopeboyz. Aer has shared the stage with the likes of Mac Miller, Shwayze and Cisco Adler, Hoodie Allen as well as Cris Cab, who they joined this summer on part of his tour at Webster Hall in NYC, and O'Brien's in Boston.
Yonas
Yonas
Los Angeles, California – December 14, 2011 - Yonas Michael, formerly of U-N-I, is back with a genre-defying new album titled Lost in Hollywood, that draws on everything from hip hop to doo-wop, disco to punk-rock and everything in between. The project features 14 original tracks including the highly rated Big Body Benz, House Full of Women and PUNKS. He collaborated with famed German artist Jessika Cardinahl for the album cover artwork.

Yonas Michael built a fan base with U-N-I and won accolades such as "Best Breakout LA Artist" at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Magazine's "Acts to Watch," and BET's "Rookies of the Year 2009". Now Yonas is proving his musical originality and talent as a solo artist. Yonas Michael, who is of Eritrean heritage, drew from all genres, sounds and worked with a variety of artists and producers to create his project
Lost In Hollywood.
David Dallas
David Dallas
David Dallas is the newest talent on Duck Down Music, in association with Dirty Mgmt & Dawn Raid Entertainment. David Dallas, born & raised in Auckland, New Zealand, packed his bags earlier this year & traveled across the world to New York City to make his impact on the music culture in the States. In a short period of time he's had three music videos on MTV, licensed music to ESPN, HBO, Nickelodeon, The Harvey Weinstein Company, WWE & more.
Skyblew
Skyblew
Mario "SkyBlew" Farrow grew up in Alabama. Most of his neighborhoods were polluted with drugs, gangs, and violence. Surrounded by negativity and transitioning into various foster homes, he could have easily chosen the wrong path. Rather than succumbing to his environment and dire circumstances, Mario chose to rise above them and use music to soothe his soul and escape. He would freestyle and rhyme to himself, eventually penning his lyrics under the name, "Young Millionaire," in 2004.

In 2008 Mario relocated and acclimated to Chapel Hill, NC. During this transitional period, he delved deeply into his craft, linking up with local emcees and producers like ACee, Shoton, and KdotMills. Taking his lyricism to the next level, Mario decided to change his handle to "SkyBlew." His music is proving to be unique with an uplifting, powerful, and positive message in Hip-Hop. SkyBlew uses his sincere, substantive lyrics & soulful sound to breathe life into a genre saturated with lies, darkness and gimmicks. Most say, SkyBlew is a breath of fresh air! He pushes the boundaries with his music and brings a new/unique flavor to the music world. In addition to his solo career, SkyBlew is also half of the dynamic duo known as Blaze the Sky, with fellow emcee, Azon Blaze.

SkyBlew, doesn't want to put himself in a box, so he strays away from putting certain labels on his style. He simply titles it - Painting The Sky,Blew!!! The young artist, also creatively incorporates video game and anime references/themes into his repertoire in a very unique way. It's all about having fun, spreading LOVE, being yourself & enjoying life! SkyBlew, accompanied by his live band - The Digi Destined, made headlines after their memorable performance at the MAJOR, Hopscotch Music Festival 2015, opening for Pusha T! He has performed at countless anime and video game conventions including: XCON, The Carolina Gaming Summit, Hoshicon, The Triad Anime Con, T-Mode & more! He also got the chance to tour with his musical mentor, Random aka Mega Ran!! His distinctive sound is attributed to the diversity of his idols. His musical influences include: Common, Lupe Fiasco, Nujabes, 2Pac, Scapegoat Wax, Blue Scholars, Common Market, Amy Winehouse and a host of other artists from all genres. His studies have taken him full circle in the history of Hip-Hop.

SkyBlew is featured on some of the most notable websites in cyberspace such as: 2DopeBoyz, Afropunk, MTV, Earmilk, HotNewHipHop, DJ Booth, Rapzilla, HYPEFRESH Magazine, and countless others! He also, received MAJOR recognition from ReverbNation as a "Break Out Artist" in their "ReverbNation Artists Shine in 2013" video! Sky has shared the stage with some of the finest artists in the business, including: Kendrick Lamar, Slick Rick, Lupe Fiasco, Curren$y, Flobots, Del The Funky Homosapien, Slum Village, The Cool Kids, Jedi Mind Tricks, Watsky, Chris Webby, Kirko Bangz, Grieves, Jean Grae, J-Live, Aer, Wax, Yonas, Camp Lo, David Dallas and the list goes on! He has also worked with clothing companies through sponsorship such as: Tilteed (www.tilteed.com), Acropolis (www.acropolisapparel.com) and Team Thesis (www.theteamthesis.com). He is currently working with: Bitmap'd Video Game Tees (http://bitmapd.com/) and Fresh Toast Clothing (http://www.freshtoastclothing.com/).

SkyBlew is destined for great things. His exposure is growing exponentially on the regional, national, and international levels. With over 1M (million) views on MySpace and a rapidly growing Facebook page, he is painting the sky an elevated shade of BLEW! His albums: 'SkyBlew's UNmodern Life & Race For Your Life, SkyBlew!' which were released under Mega Ran's imprint - RandomBeats Music, both debuted on the Bandcamp front page as the second best sellers in the Hip-Hop category! SkyBlew was also nominated for the NCUMAS (North Carolina Underground Music Awards) 2012 Lyricist Award! His powerful music video/short film "Running in Place" won Best Music Video at the Rumschpringe International Short Film Festival and 3rd Best Video at the Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival! SkyBlew also released 2 exclusive Jazz Hop albums in South Korea, that made major headlines and also their top 10 charts!! The nominations continue to soar! Legendary performances are in the making... Appointed times appear, and with the state of Hip-Hop today, we need more from SkyBlew. This ColorfulDreamer lives by the slogan, "I DON'T Rap, I Paint The Sky,Blew!!!"
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/