MC Lars, MC Frontalot, Mega Ran

BravoArtist Presents

MC Lars

MC Frontalot

Mega Ran

Schaffer the Darklord

Sun · May 5, 2019

7:00 pm

$15

This event is all ages

MC Lars
MC Lars
MC Lars is the creator of post punk laptop rap and lit hop, which he has extended and powered
into a fusion of rap, punk, rock, ska, pop, and other genres. He is post-modern -- combining his
music with powerful and present lyrics, and packing concert venues with raps about everything
from the iGeneration to Guitar Hero to Edgar Allen Poe to Game of Thrones, the Simpsons and
Cyberbullying. He speaks to and for people of all ages, lifestyles, and perspectives, and is a
story-teller, covering love, life, loss, confusion, and hope. He does so with energy and wit,
joined with a strong sense of humor and perspective.
He is an engaging, exciting and compelling performer, and was selected by 12 Street Press as
one of the top 7 nerd rock artists to see live. He tours in the US, the UK and the rest of Europe,
Australia, and Japan. His latest tour, the fall 2017 MC Lars Awesome Adventure Friendship
Tour, opens in Denver in September, and continues through 20 shows in the US, England, and
Scotland.
In addition to touring, he has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, at South by Southwest,
ComicCon, Slam Dunk Festival, Truck Festival, Orlando Nerd Fest, and as part of Vans Warped
Tour. He has performed on stage with numerous artists, including Bowling for Soup, MC
Frontalot, mc chris, Wheatus, Say Anything, Gym Class Heroes, Brand New, Simple Plan,
T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Koo Koo Kangaroo.
He is a DIY Indie artist and a number of his albums have been funded by his fans through
Kickstarter, at record-breaking levels. His work (albums, EPs, and music videos) includes
collabs with a wide range of musicians – among them, "Weird Al" Yankovic, KRS-One, Sage
Francis, Watsky, Mega Ran, Jaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup, Wheatus, the Matches, Ash
Wednesday, Kool Keith, Spose, MC Chris, MC Frontalot, YT Cracker, E 40, Schäffer the Dark
Lord, Beefy, and K.Flay.
He is an active and successful player in the music industry’s new media digital world; and has a
strong presence with his fans through Patreon, Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and his
own label, Horris Records. He is wired and connected, worldwide, through his active social
media presence, his website, and his online store at Hello Merch.
His “MC Lars: The Video Game,” accessible through Steam, showcases his songs in an
engaging and fun-to-play beat-driven story about the compelling triumph of indie music.
Lars teaches and lectures, too, and his songs are used by fellow teachers in classrooms
throughout the US. He has presented on TEDx and at numerous colleges and high schools. He
has worked on a public-service basis with the American Heart Association, the American
Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Nantucket Historical Association, the Edgar Allen Poe
House and Museum, the New York City public school system, and the Los Angeles public
school system through the USC Annenberg School for Communication. He is one of the artists
featured in the Cambridge University Press “Companion to Hip-Hop,” and has close
relationships with faculty members at Stanford and USC.
His website is at mclars.com. He can also be reached through Facebook, Twitter, and
Instagram.
MC Frontalot
MC Frontalot
MC Frontalot is a Nerdcore hip hop musician living in Brooklyn, New York.

Born - December 3, 1973
Mega Ran
Mega Ran
Random, aka Mega Ran, Big Ran or Random Beats. Teacher, Rapper, Hero.

Random, aka Mega Ran. Teacher, Rapper, Hero. A 14-year music veteran, middle school teacher and videogame aficionado, Random's songs are filled with all of the heartache, pain, triumph, tragedy and fun that come with everyday living. A Philadelphia native and Phoenix transplant, graduate of Penn State University and former middle school instructor, Random speaks to the everyman, transcending race or class barriers."I never want anyone to predict my next move," he says. You can, however, expect the unexpected from Random, hence the name.

Random made waves by going way left of his backpack roots when he released "Mega Ran" in 2007. It was an album completely comprised of sampled 8-bit beats from the hit video game series "Mega Man." The album (and its follow up, Mega Ran 9) virtually exploded after video game corporation CAPCOM offered Random a special licensing agreement, and calling on Ran to perform at Comic-Con and other special events.

Random's unique combination of fantasy and true to life music has garnered him respect and admiration from the genre's toughest critics; Not many independent artists can boast having music utilized in television (TNA Wrestling, Portlandia), videogames (Rock Band, among others), movies, and university courses in several colleges in the US (Temple, Virginia Tech, Miami among others). Now that's Random.

Random's critically acclaimed projects as Mega Ran include FOREVER FAMICOM, a tribute to NES classics, and BLACK MATERIA, an album based on the music of hit Final Fantasy VII. Ran continues to reach new heights after video game corporation CAPCOM offered Random an exclusive licensing agreement, leading to movie, TV and game soundtrack placements and tours of the US, UK and Japan and more. Catch Ran on the front of leading hip-hop and gaming publications and sites, or at a show near you.

Today, Random is no longer a teacher by title, but still travels the world to entertain and educate through the gift of music. From the clubs and lounges to the packed comic and gaming conventions all over, Random's music has managed game and movie soundtrack placements and press coverage in Playstation Magazine, Wired Magazine, The Phoenix New Times, URB Magazine, Game Developer, Nintendo Power, and more.
Schaffer the Darklord
Venue Information:
Mahall's
13200 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH, 44107
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