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Digable Planets, Riders Against the Storm


Empire Control Room

2024-08-18 9:00PM

Venue Info


Empire Control Room
606 E. Seventh St., Austin, TX 78701

Artists

Riders Against the Storm

Hip Hop/Rap

Riders Against the Storm (RAS), a husband and wife duo based in Austin, Texas, are the very essence of the cultural phenomenon known as hip hop. Within their music, and central to their purpose as creators, is an upholding of the culture's spiritual integrity, and a contagious celebration of the magic of creating something from ‘nothing.’ No tricks, just a deep and heart-felt commitment to their craft and calling.

Prior to landing in Austin (2009), RAS released the John Lennon Songwriting Contest award-winning, Speak the Truth, and within a month, the first Body Rock ATX ceremony (February...

Riders Against the Storm (RAS), a husband and wife duo based in Austin, Texas, are the very essence of the cultural phenomenon known as hip hop. Within their music, and central to their purpose as creators, is an upholding of the culture's spiritual integrity, and a contagious celebration of the magic of creating something from ‘nothing.’ No tricks, just a deep and heart-felt commitment to their craft and calling.

Prior to landing in Austin (2009), RAS released the John Lennon Songwriting Contest award-winning, Speak the Truth, and within a month, the first Body Rock ATX ceremony (February 2010) was launched with co-founder, DJ Chorizo Funk. In 2014, they followed the release of their self-titled EP with ‘Band of the Year’ and ‘Best Hip Hop’ crowns at the Austin Chronicle Music Awards (the first of a 3-peat).

As the duo became recognizable fixtures of the Austin music scene, their reputation expanded globally. Featured in Okayplayer, Billboard, Mashable, Afropunk, PBS and HGTV, Chaka and Qi Dada have toured throughout Europe, bringing their refreshing performance energy to audiences in need of what only RAS can provide. While their music continues to take hold they are growing their legacy into tech and philanthropic platforms – setting their sights on surfacing indigenous frameworks to inform and shift current business paradigms – guiding us into an era where art and spirit lead our decision-making towards sustainability and wellness.


Genres

Hip Hop/Rap

About the Venue

Empire Control Room & Garage is that place you went to, that perfectly crazy time, at the sweet spot of the night, when anything was possible. Brought to you by the creators of Sidebar and the eventsmiths at Heard, Empire is a modern music space and watering hole.
A place to chill or rage, to build community or just absorb the constantly shifting visuals and surreal soundscapes. But above all else, Empire is dedicated to creating dynamic music events with the feel and ingenuity of warehouse style parties, all in the name of the fan experience.
For good people, by good people, Empire’s not too cool for school. In fact, it’s precisely cool enough for school, and always ripe for a nighttime adventure. So come hang, immerse yourself in some mind melting visuals, support the independent Austin scene, and enjoy the choicest happenings a gang of music freaks can muster.


Features

18+
Drinks For Sale
Food For Sale
Restrooms

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