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Oakland’s Legendary Hip-Hop Duo Zion I Return to the Foundry – April 3rd

Oakland’s legendary hip-hop duo Zion I return to the Miners Foundry, Wednesday, April 3rd, with an incredible line up of DJs and MCs including The Grouch, Eligh and DJ Fresh, to perform songs from their latest album “Shadow Boxing” which features collaborations with Collie Buddz, Goapele, Bassnectar and more.

Zion I is the creative collaboration of producer DJ AmpLive and MC Zumbi.  Since their start in 1999, the group has been a major influence in underground hip-hop because of their unique flow of Amp’s futuristic production techniques, using a mix of live instrumentation and samples, and Zumbi’s positive and socially conscious lyrics.  Zion I are known for their exciting live shows that move hundreds of people to their feet to dance and sing along.

Inspired by hip hop greats Kurtis Blow, Run DMC and A Tribe Called Quest, Zion I’s debut album “Mind Over Matter” was released in 2000 to critical acclaim leading to The Source Magazine nominating it for Independent Album of the Year.  Since then, Zion I has released seven albums including “True & Livin” which featured guest appearances with popular underground artists such as Talib Kweli, Aesop Rock, Del tha Funkee Homosapian, and Gift of Gab.

Joining Zion I are The Grouch, Eligh and DJ Fresh. The Grouch is one of the founding members of the internationally infamous crew, The Living Legends. Humbly beginning on a 4-track recorder nearly 15 years ago, The Grouch has steadily grown into one of the prominent figures within the independent hip-hop scene. Known for captivating his listeners with his down to earth and truthfully poignant raps and production, The Grouch has successfully released over ten solo projects, independently.

Los Angeles native Eligh, also hails from The Living Legends crew and is a self-described “genre-breaking, obsessive bass fiend” that has continued to sustain himself as a salient figure for over fifteen years within the world of hip-hop. As a producer, Eligh has provided music for notable acts such as Murs, Rass Kass, and El-P.

DJ Fresh is an English drum & bass and dubstep producer and DJ. He was one of the principal members of drum & bass supergroup, Bad Company.

KNOW & GO

What: Zion I, The Grouch, and Eligh, with DJ Fresh and special guests
When: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Doors at 7:30 p.m. / Music at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
Tickets: Advance $20.00, Door $25.00
Tickets are available in person at Nevada City Box Office and BriarPatch Co-op, by phone at (530) 265-5462, or online at www.minersfoundry.org

Zion I, The Grouch, & Eligh with DJ Fresh ~ Wednesday, April 3, 2013 ~ 7:30 p.m. Doors / 8:30 p.m. Show ~ $20 Advance / $25 at the Door


Zion I, The Grouch, & Eligh ~ “We Don’t”

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Zion I, The Grouch, and Eligh, with DJ Fresh and special guests on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the Door.  Tickets will be available online, by phone, or in person at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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ZION I returns to the Foundry on the first leg of their upcoming tour.  Zion I are a socially conscious hip hop duo from Oakland, CA consisting of producer DJ AmpLive and MC Zumbi.  The group is well known for Amp’s futuristic production techniques, using a mix of live instrumentation and samples, and Zumbi’s positive and socially conscious lyrics.

Zion I

 

THE GROUCH is one of the founding members of the internationally infamous crew, The Living Legends. Humbly beginning on a 4-track recorder nearly 15 years ago, The Grouch has steadily grown into one of the prominent figures within the independent hip hop scene. Known for captivating his listeners with his down to earth and truthfully poignant raps and production, The Grouch has successfully released over ten solo projects, independently.

The Grouch

 

ELIGH, a self-described “genre-breaking, obsessive bass fiend” has continued to sustain himself as a salient figure for over fifteen years within the increasingly fickle and rapidly revolving world of hip-hop. The Los Angeles native has maintained his respected status by fearlessly veering from the traditional trajectory which is often limited to beats and rhymes.

Eligh

VOKAB KOMPANY are 2 MCs/Singers from San Diego who infuse electronic hip hop, hip hop, electronica, soul, and funk.  Their new critically acclaimed album, VKCE is a collaborative effort with up and coming production / musician duo CRUSH EFFECT that fills a void at the intersection of the hip hop and EDM worlds.

Vokab Kompany

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The Grouch and Eligh

 

The Miners Foundry and Late-Nite Productions are pleased to present The 420 Tour on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  All Ages Welcome.  The 420 Tour features The Grouch and Eligh with DJ Fresh, plus Amp Live and special guests Galactik Vibes, Tha Connected1, DJ Stepdaddy, and 2HK.

The Miners Foundry offers a no host bar and snacks available for purchase.

The Grouch & Eligh have cemented themselves as salient artists who have maintained legions of loyal fans across the globe while consistently releasing music that stays true to their roots, yet remains relevant in today’s ever-evolving landscape.

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Beginning April 1, 2022 there are no safety protocols in effect for Miners Foundry presented indoor public events.  Please click Safety for more info or FAQs.

Early Bird tickets are $20, First Release tickets are $25, and General Admission are $30.  Standing / Dancing Show with Limited Seating.

Miners Foundry Box Office

Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
(530) 265-5040

The Grouch & Eligh

At the pinnacle of the independent hip-hop movement, Oakland’s The Grouch and Los Angeles’ Eligh formed the duo G&E.  “The first day I met this guy, he wanted to get in the studio and create; I had some equipment.  We ended up back in my basement sampling vinyl and recording songs.  I don’t do that with just anybody,” recalls The Grouch, who has worked with legions of artists as an MC and producer.

The duo have recorded three official albums together; “G&E Music Vol. 1 & 2”, “No More Greener Grasses”, and “Say G&E!”.  Outside of their collaborative efforts, the two are established solo producers and MCs who have toured the globe and shared the stage with world-class artists.  After hundreds of songs carefully crafted together, The Grouch summates, “Eligh and I love to record music together.  For the most part, we see eye to eye in and out of the studio.”

On February 18, 2014, The Grouch & Eligh released their latest collaboration, a triple disc project titled, “The Tortoise and the Crowo”, comprised of one collaborative G&E disc “333”; on solo disc from The Grouch called “Lighthouses”; and one solo disc from Eligh called, “Nomads”.  The triple disc was the first of its kind in the world of hip-hop, and was met with critical acclaim as well as debuting on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #1 and #12 on the Rap charts.

Comparing the title to an allegory or fable, Grouch deduces, “We make music with a message, music that people can get something out of.”  While Eligh’s 2019 album introduced his Grey Crow persona, The Grouch admits his new found affinity for the tortoise.  “I speak steady and my rap-style is slower than a lot of people-definitely Eligh’s flawless machine gun flow.  Slow and steady wins the race is a philosophy with align ourselves with.”  Albeit not a “concept album” the group embraced the imagery in delivering their latest fully-formed triple LP.

This collection of songs is particularly meaningful to the evolution of G&E.  “We started exploring places we hadn’t before,” reveals The Grouch.  “By the time we turned on beats, there was so much to say.”  Whether the abstract poetics of the Exile produced “AkFam” or Beatle-esque experimental musicality of “Fireflies,” the duo feels reinvented, despite a proud history.  “For any fresh listeners that think we’re a brand new group, that’s fine,” says Eligh, who opened up about overcoming addiction on last year’s Therapy At 3 solo effort.  The most polished work from the pair to date boasts guest appearances and production from Pretty Lights, Slightly Stoopid, Kreayshawn, Ant of Atmosphere, Blue and Exile, Zion I’s Amp Live, Pigeon John and Starky to name a few.  Eligh describes G&E’s music as “multidimensional and relevant.”  Grouch adds, “It’s music for humans.  Let the soundwaves take you where you’re supposed to go.”

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The Grouch & Eligh

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Presented by True North Presents

The Grouch and Eligh, Casual, Pep-Love – The Grouch and Eligh from Living Legends will be performing alongside Pep Love and Casual from Hieroglyphics in Nevada City, CA! This is not a tour stop, this is a one night only exclusive event curated by True North Presents. A-plus and DJ Lex from Souls of Mischief will be hosting the event, with a very special performance by reggae/dance hall favorite Soulmedic to get the party started!  Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  

No Alcohol is permitted at this event.

 

Zion I & The Grouch & Eligh

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Zion I & The Grouch & Eligh on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  All ages welcome.  Dancing / standing show with limited seating.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the music begins at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the Door.  Ticketing fees may apply.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

West Coast hip-hop stalwarts Zion I & The Grouch return with their sophomore collaborative effort Heroes in the Healing of the Nation. The long-awaited follow-up to the group’s 2006 critically acclaimed Heroes in the City of Dope could not arrive at a more fitting hour. This time around Z&G raise the stakes to expand the playing field from City to Nation, inviting listeners everywhere to join them on their quest in channeling their highest selves. Amp Live provides the bulk of the banging backdrops as Zumbi and The Grouch consciously kill it with a well versed ease.

 

 

 

Eligh has released over a dozen albums, and contributed on many more. Sometimes under the alias Gandalf, he has provided beats for rappers outside Living Legends crew, including Company Flow, Pigeon John, John Cena and Freestyle Fellowship. Eligh has been involved in a number of Living Legends offshoots as well, including Log Cabin, and The Righteous Brothers.