Big Freedia

The Echo Presents

Big Freedia

Juiceboxxx, Schwarz, DJ Dark Alley

Sat, February 9, 2013

9:00 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$12.00 - $16.00

This event is 21 and over

**Tickets purchased on day of show at the door will have $1 facility fee applied **

Big Freedia
Big Freedia
Big Freedia (pronounced "Free-da") is the undisputed "Queen Diva" of Bounce Music, and performs six or more times a week in various venues throughout her home town of New Orleans. Bounce Music is an original urban music rising up from the intimate and fun-loving nature of the New Orleans housing projects which dominate the city's street culture, and Freedia performs a derivative of Bounce reserved for self-proclaimed "Sissies" (a locally used name for biological men with varied and ambiguous sexual identities) that has risen to prominence in recent years and features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes. Big Freedia, like other "Sissy" artists, has achieved mainstream success with several New Orleans hit singles such as "Gin in My System" and "Azz Everywhere!" from her albums "An Ha, Oh Yeah" (1999) and "Queen Diva" (2003). Freedia began her musical career almost 15 years ago at the Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, where she was enlisted as choir director from her Sophomore to Senior years. She sees her performance as a Bounce artist as an extension of this work, often interacting in a call and response/teacher and student, fashion with her audiences. Read More...

Big Freedia (pronounced "Free-da") is the undisputed "Queen Diva" of Bounce Music, and performs six or more times a week in various venues throughout her home town of New Orleans.

Bounce Music is an original urban music rising up from the intimate and fun-loving nature of the New Orleans housing projects which dominate the city's street culture, and Freedia performs a derivative of Bounce reserved for self-proclaimed "Sissies" (a locally used name for biological men with varied and ambiguous sexual identities) that has risen to prominence in recent years and features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes. Big Freedia, like other "Sissy" artists, has achieved mainstream success with several New Orleans hit singles such as "Gin in My System" and "Azz Everywhere!" from her albums "An Ha, Oh Yeah" (1999) and "Queen Diva" (2003). Freedia began her musical career almost 15 years ago at the Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, where she was enlisted as choir director from her Sophomore to Senior years. She sees her performance as a Bounce artist as an extension of this work, often interacting in a call and response/teacher and student, fashion with her audiences.

While also running a successful decorating business (for which she counts the Mayor's office as a client), Freedia recently developed a musical about her life entitled "Catch That Beat" which featured cameo appearances by a who's who of New Orleans Bounce artists alongside the story of her upbringing in New Orleans 3rd Ward. Since 2009 Freedia has begun traveling outside the city regularly with her dancers and live DJ, Rusty Lazer, playing to audiences on the East and West Coast alongside (or onstage with) artists such as Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, Japanther, Monique and many more. Big Freedia has always acted as a mentor for many younger artists and is currently at work on her third album. This year Freedia performed on the West coast with New Orleans band Galactic, recreating her collaboration on the critically-acclaimed 2010 album "Ya-Ka-May", and at North By Northeast alongside Kid Sister, De La Soul and her New Orleans neighbors Quintron and Miss Pussycat. Freedia will be performing at FYFest in Los Angeles soon, and will share the stage with Major Lazer at MusicfestNW in Portland this September. Later appearances are planned for the Windish Agency Showcase at CMJ and Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.
Juiceboxxx
Juiceboxxx
JOURNEYMAN FROM THE HEARTLAND. THE MILWAUKEE MANIAC. DEEP IN THE GAME SINCE THE AGE OF 13.
TOURS AROUND THE WORLD. SINGLES, EPS AND MIXTAPES. DEBUT ALBUM “I DON’T WANNA GO INTO THE DARKNESS” IS OUT NOW.

AMERICAN MUSIC.

-RUNS THE RECORD LABEL/NO RULES BRAND THUNDER ZONE

-CALLED “THE BUDDY HOLLY OF HIP HOP” BY CHUCK D

-TOURS WITH PUBLIC ENEMY, BIG FREEDIA, BONDE DO ROLE, JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD, TEENGIRL FANTASY, JAPANTHER, MNDR AND MANY MORE

-PLAYED LIVE IN OVER 18 COUNTRIES

-COLLABORATIONS WITH SPANK ROCK, DRE SKULL, DILLON FRANCIS, G-SIDE, FAT TONY, L-VIS 1990, ISSUE AND MANY MORE

-”PURE KINETIC ENERGY IN LIVE SHOWS” -COOLHUNTING.COM
-”BASEMENT PUNK PASSION” -THE ONION
-”A FUCKING RAP STAR” -VICE
-”HIS GENIUS LIES IN HIS HONESTY” -XLR8R
-”A FUCKING LIVING LEGEND” -MISHKA

SHOWS @ BALLROOMS, BASEMENTS, DISCOS, FESTIVALS,
BURGER JOINTS, ROOFTOPS, RAVES, ROCK CLUBS, TV SHOWS,
WAREHOUSES, DINERS, THEATERS, HIGH SCHOOLS, LIVING ROOMS, WEDDINGS
AND BEYOND.
DJ Dark Alley
DJ Dark Alley
The return of DJ Dark Alley!!!
Venue Information:
Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026