Mod Sun – Tickets – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC – April 15th, 2017

Mod Sun

9:30 Club presents at U Street Music Hall: DriveInMovieTour

Mod Sun

Marty Grimes, SwagHollywood

Sat 4/15/17

6:30 pm

This event is all ages

Mod Sun


It can be far too easy to get caught in negativity in today’s world. We’re surrounded by it in the news, the media and even entertainment. And that’s what makes Mod Sun’s music and message all the more refreshing.

“It’s about empowerment. It’s about saying it’s okay to sit by yourself on a Friday night and make music. You’ll never be lonely if you love the person you’re alone with,” says the rapper, whose name stands for “Movement On Dreams Stand Under None.”

A Minnesota native, Mod grew up in a household that played everything from Bob Dylan to Prince, and that eclectic foundation has informed his musical journey. He started playing drums at age 13, and by 16, he began touring with a few bands, including the successful rock group Four Letter Lie.

But his heart told him to go after something else.

“I was in a state of comfort, touring and in a band, and I decided I wanted to totally change it up and do something I believed in,” the 29-year-old remembers.

So he gave up that steady gig to pick up the mic. Mod wrote his first song at age 19, and hasn’t looked back since. Over the last eight years, he has released six mixtapes and three EPs. He has collaborated with artists including Schoolboy Q, Nipsey Hussle and G-Eazy, and earned a spot as one of sixteen independent artists from around the world competing for the cover of Rolling Stone in 2011.

After his most recent release, 2012’s Happy As Fuck, he again proved his artistic versatility, by momentarily shifting his writing focus in a new direction: His book, Did I Ever Wake Up?

“It’s all about the fact of making your life a dream,” he says of the inspirational work. “I was a stubborn kid. You can never learn if you’re always right. It took all these things for me to become what I want to be.”

Now, the focus is again squarely on the music. He’s built plenty of momentum over the last year, thanks to videos for tracks like “My Hippy, “Free Love” and “Mushrooms.” And now, Mod is getting ready to deliver his Friend Base — because he has no fans, only friends — his debut album is out now, through Rostrum Records.

The music has grown, but the underlying message remains.
“No matter the amount of negativity you’re presented with, 5 minutes from now could be your best moment.”
Marty Grimes
Marty Grimes was born and raised in Berkeley, California, resulting in his music being heavily influenced by Bay Area sound and style. Beginning his music career in high school, Marty Grimes rapped under different aliases until settling on Marty--a childhood nickname given to him by his father. In order to pursue his music on a higher level, Marty Grimes attended Ex'pression College for Digital Arts and graduated in June 2012 with a BA in Applied Science for Sound Arts. After graduating from Ex'pression College, Marty had the opportunity to go on three nationwide tours with rapper and childhood friend G-Eazy; giving him more experience and continued motivation to create a professional quality sound of his own that his listeners could relate to. After returning from the tours, Marty is continuing to pursue his rapping career alongside producer Kevin "KDE" Beggs, a colleague who graduated the same year as Marty. Now as 2014 is beginning, Marty is ready to release his most recent work which will showcase his dedication and truly represent him as an unique artist.
SwagHollywood
https://soundcloud.com/swaghollywood
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/