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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.
I Fight Dragons
I Fight Dragons is a rock band from Chicago,IL. IFD was formed in 2008 when singer Brian Mazzaferri and keyboards player/backing vocalist Bill Prokopow discovered the chiptune style while working on a project. The band is famous for their use of the chiptune style, which incorporates sounds found in retro video games. These sounds are made by modified Nintendo controllers and accessories such as the Game Boy. IFD released their debut EP Cool Is Just A Number in early 2009. In early 2010, they signed to Photo Finish/Atlantic Records and released their second EP Welcome to the Breakdown in late 2010. In October of 2011 they released their first full-length album KABOOM!. With help from Nintendo, the band created a music video for the track “Save World Get Girl” which launched on the 3DS Nintendo Video Channel and gained the band many new fans. The band entered the studio in late 2012 to record a companion EP for their first headlining tour, The War of Cyborg Liberation Tour, which was eventually cancelled in favor of making a second full-length album. In early 2013, IFD released a collection of demos from 2010-2011 entitled DEMOlition: Demos That Didn’t Make KABOOM! The band also left their label in 2013. In addition, the band contributed a short theme song, titled “Rewind”, for the 80’s-inspired ABC sitcom The Goldbergs. In mid-2013, IFD revealed Project ATMA, a Kickstarter project to fund their second album The Near Future without help from a label. They raised $115,052 towards the making of the album, surpassing their goal by about $95,000. After being delayed multiple times, The Near Future was released on December 9, 2014. The album reached #5 on the Billboard Vinyl Album Charts during the week it was released. On August 7, 2017, the band announced a Patreon project, “Album Adventures,” where they would use donations from fans to fund the making of their next album and beyond.