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The Current’s Minnesota Music Month featuring jeremy messersmith, MAKR AN ERIS, and KC Rae

Thursday, April 25
7:00 pm

The Fitzgerald Theater

10 E Exchange St, St Paul, MN 55101

The Current’s Minnesota Music Month featuring jeremy messersmith, MAKR AN ERIS, and KC Rae

Doors 7 p.m. | Performance 8 p.m. | All Ages

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jeremy messersmith

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Jeremy Messersmith
Nate Ryan

jeremy messersmith is an indie pop singer-songwriter hailed as a “Minnesota music hero” by the Star Tribune. A thoughtful, clever lyricist with a tender voice, the Minneapolis-based troubadour crafts songs that are catchy and relatable, and span the emotional gamut from poignancy to whimsy. jeremy is one of those rare artists who can break your heart one minute, and then put those fragile pieces back together again the next. More info at jeremymessersmith.com 

KC Rae

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Kc Rae
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When KC Dalager began writing songs again in 2019, it marked the start of what would become one of the most difficult periods of her life. She was coming to the end of two years on the road, promoting and touring with her band Now, Now in support of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album, Saved, which landed them on multiple "Best Of" lists including NPR, FADER, GQ, Billboard and more, as well as sold out headline shows, festivals and support for artists like Maggie Rogers, St. Lucia and more. She and her musical partner Sombear also did official remixes for MUNA, Joywave and produced songs for others such as KennyHoopla and Ber. And as the Pandemic hit and the touring cycle wound down, she began to process the last 10 years of her time in the music industry, propelling her to embark on an incredible journey of self-discovery about trauma, mental health, her own autism diagnosis and ultimately, healing and understanding. The body of work that resulted from these years of discovery is equal parts painful and raw and equal parts nostalgic and whimsical.  

With big discoveries, came a new sense of self. KC Rae, as she goes by now, acknowledges that writing these songs started out as an attempt to regain her power. “It felt like I was writing a response to all of the times I’d been told ‘No' in my career. And to be honest, I kind of just wanted to prove that I could do something on my own, as the sole writer, musician and producer of a thing that was just mine.” However, as time went on, the solo process became much more than that; it became the timestamp of a painful yet incredible journey of confronting her own trauma and mental health struggles. Through these revelations, KC releases her most personal and stripped down body of work to date, Think I’m Gonna Die, one that was indeed never meant to see the light of day. 

MAKR AN ERIS

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MAKR AN ERIS
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MAKR AN ERIS is a Rapper/Producer duo based out of Minneapolis composed of MAKR & Sophia Eris. Mark McGee aka MAKR is a composer and producer from Richmond, VA. His projects include RONiiA, Marijuana Deathsquads, Father You See Queen, and To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie. Lauren Alford aka Sophia Eris is an Artist/DJ/Composer from Dayton, OH who’s projects include The Chalice, GRRRL PRTY, and touring DJ for Grammy award winning Lizzo. Both raised by military families (MAKR-Navy, Sophia- Air Force), they somehow both found their way to Minneapolis in pursuit of their musical interests. After graduating with a music business degree in 2009, Sophia Eris began circulating through the Minneapolis music scene where she met MAKR in 2012. It wasn’t until 2020 that the two began collaborating with each other due to sharing the same studio space at Mid City Studios in Uptown. They shared a common love for Hip Hop which grew into a mutual respect and admiration for one another. Together the music they create invokes a nostalgic feel of 90’s and 2000’s Hip Hop reminiscent of duo’s such as Missy & Timbaland, Clipse & Pharrell, and Lil Kim & Biggie. In their upcoming project ME 2 out on April 12th, the two embark on female empowered driven lyricism combined with raw production that leaves one feeling trapped in the authentic essence that is missing from modern rap these days.