Sled Island Presents: Lido Pimienta with Mob Bounce and guests
Thursday, June 21 at Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Doors at 8:30pm MST
w/ Mob Bounce, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and guests
Tickets $20 ($23.60 including fees and GST)
With the 2017 Polaris Music Prize under her belt, Lido Pimienta explodes into the unknown with unstoppable conviction. It was her Spanish-language album La Papessa, written and produced on her own after the dissolution of her marriage to producer Michael Ramey, that earned her the coveted Canadian music prize. The queer, Indigenous Afro-Colombian songwriter drew inspiration from tarot mythology through the high priestess (La Papessa) to summon the power she needed to move forward creatively. She has an unwavering ability to evolve and be herself, all while doing what she can to include those without a microphone.
By the age of 13 she had already fronted hardcore bands, cementing her commitment to outsider thinking and activism. This morphed into an interest in trip-hop as she immersed herself in music as a teenager, setting the stage for her current lush electronic sound. Her immigration to Canada to escape civil war in Colombia eventually led to a debut album release in 2010 and a degree earned in Art Criticism before the release of La Papessa.
Today, she continues to be an outspoken force advocating for underground music scenes to confront their frequent exclusion of people of colour and women. With killer synth, snappy basslines and a bold voice, Pimienta offers a celebration and a call to action in her music. Although sometimes criticized for her unapologetic approach to activism, she never backs down, following her fierce heart and rising us all up in the process.
Mob Bounce is an “Alter-Native Hip-Hop” duo made up of Heebz The Earthchild and The Northwest Kid. Lyrically, they draw on their Gitxsan, Cree and Metis heritage while tearing apart the status quo. Their rhymes hit that much harder when backed by their thunderous blend of heavy electronic styles.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
Snotty Nose Rez Kids are a hip-hop duo from the Haisla Nation, who currently reside in Vancouver, BC. With kicking beats and searing rhymes, they take on subjects ranging from life on a reservation to acts of rebellion. Collaborators of other Sled Island acts like Mob Bounce and Ziibiwan, SNRK are part of a wave of fearsome Indigenous artists who refuse to be ignored.