The Catalyst

Kosha Dillz

Live in The Atrium

Kosha Dillz

Mikey Pauker, Lyrical I, Ra Be

Mon, March 27, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$10 in advance / $12 at the door

Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

Kosha Dillz
Kosha Dillz
Kosha Dillz, better known as Rami to his friends and family is an LA transplant via New Jersey // Israeli background. The independent emcee who believes in his musical journey and much as being Jewish, starting gracing legendary stages of Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the early 2000's before entering a state of dereliction and drug dealing addiction. Before you knew it, his lifestyle led him to multiple jail stints in the midst of promising NCAA Division Iwresting career at Rutgers University.

After cleaning up his act in the mid 2000's, his ho career began working into what Source Magazine calls "The hardest working man in Hip Hop." How can that be you may ask? His stories are part of the most unbelievable stats reigning true. Imagine recording tracks with everyone from the Rzato Matisyahu, and do shows around the world with acts like ASAP Rocky to Macklemore and even Yo Gabba Gabba. His tracks, mainly produced via Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Murs, Santigold) have landed in various placements from Bud Light Superbowl commercials to the upcoming Sundance 2016 select The Skinny. He is even a playable character in NBA 2k11 / 2k13alongside Drake and Snoop Dogg, and his music has appeared on every website from Brooklyn Vegan to Billboard Magazine. He raps in Spanish, Hebrew, and English.

If that doesn't impress you enough, not many rappers can say their website was hacked by ISIS. Yes you heard that right. Just look it up. And If you believe in his self proclaimed Adventure-Core music, follow Kosha Dillz on his path, as he is more than likely to pop up anywhere you may look with a microphone in hand as his famous stickers reign true; Kosha DIllz is Everywhere. On January 15th, he will be on stage at the Brooklyn Bowl right before the legend Slick Rick.
Mikey Pauker
Mikey Pauker
Mikey Pauker is a folk/world artist from Berkeley, California. His new album, ASCENSION, is an
invitation to listen to the call of our inner wilderness and to greet our darkness with understanding and an
open heart. It was recorded in raw, live instrumental sessions — a departure from Mikey’s more electronic
past recordings — under the guidance of Grammy-nominated producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Trevor
Hall, Matisyahu). With songs like “Say Yes” and “I AM”, listeners are elevated with catchy melodic
hooks and reggae/rock beats. Inspired by the recent California wildfires and hurricanes that have swept
Texas and Florida this past season, “Believe” reminds us that these tragedies are opportunities to
rebalance our relationship with our planet and the communities we surround ourselves with.
Growing up in Orange County, Mikey’s early experiences at underground shows exposed him to the
intense, primal energy of live music, as well as the strong community bonds that form in an authentic and
close-knit scene. Inspired by teachers who blend yoga and mystical practices he went to study in
Jerusalem, soaking up the hidden teachings of his ancestral lineage. These spiritual dimensions guided
his artistic development as he explored ecstatic music festivals and mystical religious traditions. His
music implores us all to look within, sit with our darkness, and transform it into light. Mikey’s sound blends
elements of folk, reggae, and hip-hop, incorporating English and Hebrew roots into his devotional
songwriting. Mikey’s music draws from influences such as early Bob Marley, Van Morrison, and The
Police, and listeners will immediately identify his style to the likes of Michael Franti, Trevor Hall and
Nahko & Medicine For The People.
Mikey has shared the stage with Local Natives, Matisyahu, Trevor Hall, MOONZz, The Polish
Ambassador, Ayla Nereo, Mike Love, MC Yogi, Kosha Dillz, Tubby Love, and many more artists. Notable
performance highlights include SXSW, Lucidity, Beloved, Bhakti Fest, Mystic Rising, SoulPlay, and Chant
4 Change on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. TIME Magazine named Mikey as one of the 10 Stars of
New Jewish Music. Mikey’s new album ASCENSION was released on January 26th, 2018, and will be
supported by extensive touring. Stay connected at www.mikeypauker.com.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/