7PM DOORS | 8PM SHOW | TIX $10/$12

This is the OFFICIAL after-party event for Asheville Anime Regional Convention 2015. This time we’re kicking things off at New Mountain Avl! Nerd-rap, Hip-hop, Vinyl turntable skills, and Big Band extravagance are only part of what will make this a fitting close for WNC’s premier Anime and Gaming convention. 

Empire Strikes Brass: 
Empire Strikes Brass has the force. With their 8-9 piece stage band, 6-7 piece combo, electronic set with DJ Push/Pull, and second line parade, you never know whats about to happen when ESB is in town. Some of the artists include members from Squirrel Nut Zippers, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown. ESB has collaborated with Beats Antique, Warren Haynes, Andy Frasco, Rubble Bucket, Roosevelt Collier, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, The Fritz, and many more. Come experience a ride to the dark side and back.

The Last WordBenders:
Comprised of members MidiBoss and Jeshua Morningstar, Asheville’s premier Anime-Hop duo the Last WordBenders blends fandom references with introspective lyrics and intricate wordplay. Formed in 2013, LWB has quickly become known for their High Energy Performances and putting on elaborate parties and events by networking with independent businesses. To date they have shared the stage alongside such acts as Ces Cru, D&D Sluggers, RoboRob, Professor Shyguy, SkyBlew and 8bit Disaster.
LWB is also part of the collective known as A.A.R.C (Asheville, Anime, Regional, Convention) a quickly growing creative media convention that originated in Western North Carolina.

Press B:

Press B was born in the year 2,311,240 in the Alpha Lyrae star system and is the most noted rapper-turned-revolutionary-turned-time traveler-turned-rapper from the future. He was sent back in time to spit sick raps and to save the future from intellectual stagnation, but arrived approximately 10 years later than originally intended. He operates out of Charleston, South Carolina. It reminds him of home, an unnamed planet that his colony ship landed on.

Drawing influence from the punk rockers and MCs of the past, Press B's music is a scathing admonishment of the evils of modern society, in the hopes that a better future can be made. One where Press B is not needed and people are smarter. In his time associated with nerdcore hip hop, Press B has been featured on tracks by 1-UP, Alpha Riff, Jollimus Prime and others, while bringing artists such as King Pheenix, StarF and Zilla Persona into his own world.

Having opened for acts such as JUNO Award-nominated artist Ghettosocks and with a stage show that brings forth the energy of a supernova, B shows off his withering witticism and his blistering satire, entertaining and interacting with crowds across the southeast with plans to expand like a virus across the globe. Fresh off his first tour with Danger Boyco, Doug Funnie, DJ Roborob and Zilla Persona, Press B’s plans for global domination are precisely on schedule. In August of 2014 he performed at the first ever Orlando Nerd, rocking the mic with his inimitable, sexy style.

Nex Millen:
An Artist that create timeless moments thru the medium of #Music, #Photography and #Design. Asheville NC/Philly PA

Dj Kutzu (of Vinyl Time Travelers):