GRRRL PRTY Perform in The Current Studios

  1. Listen GRRRL PRTY in studio

    Mar 7, 2014

People tend to think of GRRRL PRTY as a party band--which is understandable, they acknowledge, given that they do have "PRTY" in their name--but there are dark dimensions beneath the group's bouncy beats. They don't have much music available to hear on your headphones, but this week they helped to bridge that gap with a fiery performance in the Current's studio.

Led by the power trio of Lizzo, Sophia Eris, and Manchita, GRRRL PRTY staked out Studio M with DJ Shannon Blowtorch on the tables; fifth member Quinn Wilson, hype girl and flag carrier, was unable to make it, but Lizzo assured host Andrea Swensson that the group had erected the GRRRL PRTY flag outside the studio in her absence.

Given that GRRRL PRTY's members have been nearly ubiquitous on local stages over the past several months, they've remained tantalizingly elusive under that moniker. Their single "Wegula"--with which they closed their Current session--has become a YouTube favorite​, but their long-awaited debut EP still hasn't officially surfaced. With a new mixtape and single ("Night Watch") now available, the hip-hop supergroup are positioning themselves for a huge year as their audience continues to snowball.

Listen in as they play some tunes, talk about their origins as a group, and get real about the history of women in hip-hop.

19 Photos

  • GRRRL PRTY
    GRRRL PRTY (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Sophia Eris
    Sophia Eris (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Manchita
    Manchita (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Lizzo
    Lizzo (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Lizzo, Sophia Eris and Manchita
    Lizzo, Sophia Eris and Manchita (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Manchita sings
    Manchita sings (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • DJ Shannon Blowtorch
    DJ Shannon Blowtorch (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Manchita laughs at a sample from DJ Shannon Blowtorch
    Manchita laughs at a sample from DJ Shannon Blowtorch (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Portrait of DJ Shannon Blowtorch
    Portrait of DJ Shannon Blowtorch (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • DJ Shannon Blowtorch portrait
    DJ Shannon Blowtorch portrait (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Sophia Eris portrait
    Sophia Eris portrait (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Sophia Eris portrait
    Sophia Eris portrait (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Sophia Eris portrait
    Sophia Eris portrait (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Lizzo portrait
    Lizzo portrait (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Lizzo portrait
    Lizzo portrait (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Lizzo portrait
    Lizzo portrait (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Manchita portrait
    Manchita portrait (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Manchita portrait
    Manchita portrait (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Manchita portrait
    Manchita portrait (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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