Big Freedia! w/ Strahan and the Good Neighbors
Join us for a mixed music night with Strahan and the Good Neighbors opening at 10 and Big Freedia taking over the stage at 11:30!
Cover: $20 in Advance online; $25 at the door
Big Freedia (pronounced “FREE-da”), known as the Queen of Bounce, is at the forefront of the Bounce rap movement (a subgenre of hip-hop born out of New Orleans and known for its call and response style and lightening speed booty-shaking dance). Performing five out of seven nights in any given week with dancers she calls The Divas, Big Freedia’s show is nothing short of dazzling. She tours every city in America from New York to San Francisco and is always a favorite at festivals such as Electric Forest, Hangout Fest, FunFunFun Fest, SXSW, and Bonnaroo, among many others.
Gay and proud, Big Freedia asserts that her (Freedia is a he but uses the feminine pronoun for her stage persona) sexuality has little to do with her music. “All types of people—gay, straight, rich, poor, black, white come to my shows. People just wanna get out and shake their azzzz and have a good time!”
Big Freedia has gone from a local New Orleans phenomenon to a national one over the past two years. A product of the hip-hop generation, Freedia was rocking RUN DMC, Salt ‘n Pepa and Adidas Shell Tops as a teenager. One night in 1991 he heard “Where Dey At” by MC T Tucker, (what many believe to be the first recorded Bounce track) and he was transfixed. After starting as a back-up dancer for Katey Red, the original “Sissy Bounce” rapper, Freedia knew Bounce was his calling and eventually broke out on his own.
Strahan and the Good Neighbors:
“To put it simply, we are an American Band or if you’re into the whole sub-genre thing, then call it American Old School. It’s funky but it isn’t funk; there’s country, soul, and blues in there, but it isn’t any of these; it’s American, but it’s not Americana. Like my favorite bands from the 60s and 70s, we’re steeped in old school American music, but we’ve evolved into something all it’s own.” – Strahan and the Good Neighbors
Strahan & The Good Neighbors is an American band. Don’t over complicate it – it’s damn good rock ‘n roll. Learn more atwww.dougstrahanmusic.com.
Doug Strahan, vocals / guitar
Dave Leroy Biller, guitar
Dave Wesselowski, bass / vocals
Jeff Sanders / Michael Lefkowitz, drums