Esh

Esh

Ceschi, ORCHIDS, Cliff Notez

Thu, August 31, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

$10

This event is 18 and over

Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at the Great Scott box office seven days a week 12PM-1AM, or at The Sinclair Box Office (Cambridge, MA) Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: Great Scott box office is cash only.

Esh
Esh
Inspired by both the Punk and Hip Hop scenes of his formative years, Esh (formally Esh the Monolith) brings a raucous and infectious energy to his recorded and live material. An accomplished MC, Producer, and DJ, his aim is to craft music that is smart, original, and edgy without losing its accessibility. Known for his dense and layered approach to writing, he was listed as one of the 15 Boston Rappers You Should Know in XXL Magazine, who writes: “From his wordplay and delivery, you can tell he’s a witty dude with flexible vocal abilities, and he’s definitely different. His live show is probably an all-inclusive shitshow that we’d love to attend.”

Boasting an impressive show schedule, Esh is often praised as one of the more entertaining acts on the indie rap tour circuit. He has performed along side such Hip Hop mainstays as The Wutang Clan, Kool Kieth, Souls of Mischief, EL-P, Sean Price, Ill Bill, Dead Prez, Del tha Funky Homosapien, & Cannibal Ox.

His self-produced debut, ADDventures of an Eccentric Super Hero earned him a spot on URB Magazine’s Next 1000 and he has since released projects with producers Dox (Poorly Drawn People) and The Arcitype (AR Classic / Duckdown Records).
Ceschi
Ceschi
Ceschi Ramos is a rapper and singer from Connecticut who has been hopping genres and spilling guts for the better part of two decades. He has been seen outside venues at 3am in Germany playing an acoustic guitar and singing to people that didn’t want the show to end. He has written poems to fans from behind bars whilst locked up on bogus marijuana charges. He has suffered a spiral fracture of the humerus while arm wrestling a marine in Hawaii. He has recorded with and toured alongside some of independent rap music’s most influential figures, including Sage Francis, Busdriver and Astronautalis. He has been in bands described as hardcore, crunk rap, lo-fi synth pop, Latin progressive and psych-jazz-rap. He has crafted abstracted and personal narratives mining the depths of depression and heights of hope. He has slept on countless floors when hotels weren’t in the touring budget and lost girlfriends and jobs all for the love of creating and performing.

Ceschi was born with four fingers on his right hand, which served as partial inspiration for the name of his DIY record label, Fake Four, Inc. Those who have worked with him describe Ceschi as one of the most artist-friendly labelheads out there, a rare breed who values art over profit almost to a fault. Since 2008, he has curated a roster of wildly original and critically praised talent and put out albums from the likes of Open Mike Eagle, Buck 65, Sister Crayon and Dark Time Sunshine in addition to his solo records The One Man Band Broke Up and Broken Bone Ballads.

An engaging, theatrical live performer, Ceschi Ramos has treated entire venues like a stage, viewing the middle of the audience or an empty barstool as good a place as any to perform a soul-baring folk song or tongue-twisting rap track. Ceschi once described himself in song as “a martyr at most… a failure at least” and said that, “In the eyes of history I’ll be no more than a leaf on a tree.” He knows what it is to suffer for his art and is aware that music exploring the ugliness and sorrow of the human condition will always exist on the fringes of a game dominated by disposable escapism and expensive publicists. Yet he still pours everything he has into his craft, and on any given night you can find him tracking vocals at his cousin’s New Haven studio, warmly greeting fans and friends at a dive bar merch booth or rapping double-time in Japan or Europe for audiences that often don’t speak his language, but are able to see the giant heart at the core of it all.
ORCHIDS
ORCHIDS
It's hard as hell to keep things alive. ORCHIDS began as a rumination on building, growing, failing and starting again. The name is meant to embody the ongoing quest to maintain the perfect balance and make something thrive. Embracing the joy of unearthing something new, but always keeping mindful of how easily things fall apart.

ORCHIDS is the moniker used by Nicole Marie Dessingue (singer, songwriter and actress), formerly of Boston blip-poppers Stereo Telescope, for this synth-driven solo project that became a production collaborative. Co-conspirators have included producer Nick Zampiello (of New Alliance East Mastering) and award-winning DJ/producer L’Duke (aka DJ Leah V) who helped launch the project in bedrooms in 2013. ORCHIDS didn’t wait for a debut album to start leaving an impression on hometown Boston. A sparkling teaser video, their dark pop take on A Great Big World’s “Say Something,” an invitation to record at Converse Rubber Tracks, and emotional, high energy live performances have left audiences with much to pine for.

ORCHIDS releases a debut EP titled MYSTIC October 23rd, 2015 on Sky Council Recordings.

MYSTIC weaves shimmering synths and delicate harmonies together with the piston precision of smartly-layered beats, but at the heart of it lies the natural world. The songs embody the deepest parts of the sea and the furthest points on the horizon, massive textures where the wild still roam. From its thousand-foot view MYSTIC conjures the unknowable place we long to go again and again, to be ripped up and reassembled. These are oceanic performances reflecting a cosmic pain. Free of restraint, many times rebuilt, ORCHIDS reveals itself with the grace of waves.

ORCHIDS’ intriguing live performances have included Dessingue on vocals, keys and a Moog Etherwave Theremin and L’Duke on decks with plans to add more collaborating artists. Recently joined in the studio by Zampiello for co-writing and production, ORCHIDS has rounded out a diverse and emotional synthpop sound that evokes equal parts revelry and reflection. It’s shimmering pop with a dark heart.
Cliff Notez
Cliff Notez
Boston Massachusetts Native, Cliff Notez is an film maker, poet, musician, photographer, and producer/engineer working with people and places like Harvard, Russell Simmons, MIT, Blavity, Allston Pudding Boston University, RAW Art Works and more. He is the founder of Media brand HipStory and New Media Programs associate at the Institute of Contemporary art in Boston. Cliff is an extremely versatile artist and musician, able to sing your lead as a baritone, or back you with some bass, both vocally, and on guitar. Once classically trained as a vocalist, Cliff has been singing in choirs and musicals since he six years old, and rapping since he was 9. Cliff has been no stranger to the stage, and immediately proves it with his humble-confidence and pure talent. Cliff has worked to score film projects for himself, Russell Simmons and MIT, produce records for Oompa, Tim Hall, Forté and many more. As a music student at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, Cliff created his first band, The ValidDictorians, with which he self produced and recorded 5 records to date, which he has toured along the east coast. Cliff is now finishing production for VQnC’s debut disco-dance album, The Vitiligo Film Soundtrack.

When he’s not working at being a film maker, music producer, or poet, he’s working on everyone else’s as the founder and creative director of media brand HipStory, writer for Blavity and Allston Pudding, and as lead administrator and educator for the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Teen New Media Programs.] Cliff recently graduated from Northeastern University [2016] with a masters in digital media and was 2016 Vox Pop Poetry Slam Champion with the Haley House slam team and is currently touring his new film, finishing his first solo music project in over 5 years and filming his new project.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/