'Nerdcore' rap comes to Iowa City

BY HOPE WILSON | JULY 25, 2013 5:00 AM

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Illustrator, voice actor, comedian, and rapper MC Chris will bring his unique “nerdcore” style of rap to Gabe’s on Saturday.

A native of Illinois, MC Chris started his career illustrating for “Adult Swim” shows such as “Sealab 2021” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” before pursuing a career in rap music. MC Chris raps in the hip-hop subgenre “nerdcore,” which focuses on popular culture such as Harry Potter and Star Wars.

The Revenge of the Nerds 2 tour also features Dr. Awkward, Jesse Dangerously, and Tribe One. Doors to the show will open at 8 p.m., and the show will begin at 9 p.m. The event is restricted to persons ages 19 and older; tickets may be purchased for $15 at the door or online at www.icgabes.com.

WHAT: Revenge of the Nerds 2 tour, with MC Chris, Dr. Awkward, Jesse Dangerously, and Tribe One
WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday; Doors open at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
ADMISSION: $15, ages 19 and up

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