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Watsky “Welcome to the Family” Tour with Feed the Biirds and Chukwudi Hodge
November 3 • 8:00 pm• $20
On Saturday, November 3, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome Watsky’s “Welcome to the Family Tour” to the WOW Hall with special guests Feed the Biirds and Chukwudi Hodge.
George Watsky is a rapper, writer and performer from San Francisco now living in Los Angeles. A versatile lyricist who switches between silly and serious, technically complex and simply heartfelt, George won the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam in 2006. Immediately after, George appeared on the final season of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry in 2007 while still a college freshman; he subsequently performed at over 150 universities across the country. George self-released the barely heard jazz/hip-hop record Invisible Inc. in 2007 and the self-titled Watsky in 2010, which peaked at #7 on the iTunes hip-hop charts. In January 2011 George’s fast rapping went viral and led to two appearances on the Ellen Show, a slot on Last Call with Carson Daly, and an exploding online profile. “It’s likely that you’ve heard of San Francisco native hip-hop artist and poet George Watsky, who is known professionally as Watsky,” notes Lauren Ehehalt in Medium. “It’s possible that even if you haven’t heard his music, you’ve seen him as William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, or the Fourth Doctor from the EXTREMELY popular Epic Rap Battles of History series (“Dr. Seuss VS Shakespeare” has close to 90.5 million views).” George has performed at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, the NAACP Image Awards on FOX, three times at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and has been featured in XXL, Billboard Magazine and the New York Times Magazine. Now Watsky returns with his first new single in two years, “Welcome to the Family”. “Watsky never fails to impress, and the same can be said of ‘Welcome to the Family’,” reports The Musical Hype. “What makes this such an impressive record is how personal he gets lyrically. Of course, great production and a solid performance by George doesn’t hurt either.”
Tickets are $20 in advance, $20 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.