Logjam Presents:

KnowMads

All Star Opera

Ryan Charles

Talus Orion

Top Hat Lounge

Missoula, MT
9:00pm (door) 10:00pm (show)
$10 (Adv.) $12 (DOS)
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Logjam Presents Seattle-based hip-hip duo Knowmads live at The Top Hat with All Star Opera, Ryan Charles and Talus Orion on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at The Top Hat, online or by phone at (877) 987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis. Additional ticketing and… Continue Reading

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KnowMads

Logjam Presents Seattle-based hip-hip duo Knowmads live at The Top Hat with All Star OperaRyan Charles and Talus Orion on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Tickets are on sale now at The Top Hatonline or by phone at (877) 987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis.

Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.

About Knowmads

Born one day apart, Northwest hip hop duo KnowMads began their movement almost a decade ago and have been cultivating one of the most diehard independent followings in the region ever since. They began making music purely out of love. As their passion grew, so did their fan base.

Tom Pepe and Tom Wilson went to rival high schools in Seattle where their infamous rap battles during football games were often more of a spectacle than the game itself. Wilson had a makeshift studio in his attic where they recorded their first songs at age 15. “We used to take the metro bus around the city, traveling from place to place,” recalls Wilson. “We were nomadic in the sense that we were always on the go, yet felt at home wherever we were…as long as we were performing and creating music.”

They released their first album, self-titled KnowMads, as juniors in high school and followed up with their 2009 LP, SEATTLE, selling over 2000 copies and creating a global awareness that follows them to this day. Their third LP, 2012’s The Knewbook, landed at #7 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts, solidifying their grassroots movement. Their significant online presence brought forth opportunities to open for Macklemore, Chance The Rapper and landed them slots at major music festivals such as Bumbershoot and Sasquatch! Their live performances have brought them up and down the West Coast, from Vancouver to Los Angeles, where they now reside.

Their current release, Knew School, represents their migration, not only to Los Angeles, but also into the mainstream music industry. Producer Peter Lee Johnson (Atlantic Records) was brought on board to lend his classically trained ear and experience to the project. The process began with Johnson sending the duo loops, which they would play endlessly, working together to determine themes based on the feeling of the tracks. Knew School was conceptualized around their formative high school days, but laced with broader themes and life lessons, which emerged in the succeeding years.

KnowMads have a synergy that can only come with a decade’s worth of writing and performing together. Their sound encompasses two unique personalities and tones, but the message of their music has one voice. “Our fans often tell us they feel like we put their thoughts into words,” Pepe says. “It makes us realize how universal our message is. We’ve created a cultural outlet for those who don’t feel they have a culture to connect to.”

All Star Opera

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Based out of SEATTLE, WA — All Star Opera is a collective of artists balancing a diversity of talents and influences. Two emcees and a four-piece band play back and forth navigating an alternate reality inhabited by unfamiliar feels, dynamic composition and warm flowing soundscapes.  Winner of ‘Best Band In Seattle’ 2017 via the Seattle Weeekly!

Friendly-funky-dreamy-grungy-creamy-yummy-steamy-crunchy music for your hungry soul.

Ryan Charles

Nontypical recording artist Ryan Charles is an upcoming country rapper from Wyoming, or the “Boonies” as he refers to it. His debut mixtape, ‘Blazing Saddles’ came out on March 5, 2014. The 12 song project was inspired in attitude and spirit by the movie it was named after.

Since then, he has dropped 2 more albums – JCFRN & JOHN TWANG.  Ryan is the co-founder of “NTE” (NonTypical Entertainment), which he started up in 2013 with his partner/producer Khadi Clamoungou (Kase Closed).

The two have been working hard for the past 4 years to create a new wild western style of their own in Country Hip-Hop which they refer to as TWANG music. They have been putting on live performances at various venues around the greater part of Seattle Washington and other parts of the North West. They bring a very energetic and wild presence with them at every show!

Talus Orion

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Talus Orion is an experimental r&b/hip-hop artist located in Missoula, MT. His purpose is to change the world with love and positivity, and it’s present in his enlightening lyrics. Accompanied by the vibey, future bounce production of Golden Buddha (Luke Harmon) and complex rhythms of their drummer, Chris Naro, the band has a vibe unlike anything you’ve ever heard or felt.

Talus Orion Martin, was born in Troy, MT. Inspired by the underground rap movement at the time, Talus strived to become a lyrical MC. In High school, he met his producer and best friend, Luke Harmon, who was born in the neighboring town, Libby, MT. Their friendship ignited a creative interest in music and after high school, they moved to Missoula to pursue their passion. This is when they began recording and created Talus’s first mixtape, “Talus in Wonderland.” While studying music at the University of Montana, Luke met Chris Naro, who was studying jazz. After a year in Missoula, Talus and Luke then moved to Seattle, WA for three years, where Luke studied Audio Production at The Art Institute. After cultivating a unique, original sound, they moved back home to Montana, where they joined back up with Chris and created IAMEYE.