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LOOPRAT Spring 2018 Dates 

April 5th @The Bootleg w/ Naughty Professor

Nola based funk sensations Naughty Professor stop through St. Louis for a show with the LOOPRAT Collective. 

 

April 14th @ STL-Style for Lo-fi STL 

Live recorded one take music video performance as part of Lo-Fi St. Louis video series. 

 

April 18th @SEMO for Earth Day Ecopalooza 

South East Missouri State Earth Day Celebrations in the quad of campus over the lunch hour.

 

April 27th @Norman Music Festival, Norman OK 

Oklahoma's largest music festival is FREE!

 

May 12th @Des Moines, IA w/ Blackalicious

Des Moines, Iowa summer concert series featuring underground legends Blackalicious.

LOOPRAT & Naughty Professor 4/5 

LOOPRAT was recently added as local support for a show April 5th at The Bootleg. Naughty Professor headlines as a part of their tour of the Midwest. The funk band out of New Orleans released their new Album ‘Identity’ in summer 2017.

LOOPRAT Live in Concert February 23rd 

The first LOOPRAT show of the new year is fast approaching. The collective returns to the stage Friday, February 23rd at Off Broadway STL with a show that truly serves as a premier event experience. In addition to an “All the Way Live” concert experience, there will be live art and booths by Haveah Mcgowin, Righthandrobot and Carla Steppan Chin in addition to professionally prepared street tacos on location.

Joining the crew on stage is Tonina Saputo, a consistent contributor and affiliated act fresh off her first performance at The Pageant. Adding to the empowered feminine aura of the night is LePonds. She was recently recognized by the Riverfront Times 2017's Heat which rated amongst the best Saint Louis albums of the year.

Rounding out the show is another full ensemble: Monkh and the people. The genre bending group mixes socially aware lyrics with Rock, Reggae, Blues and beyond.

RSVP to the event page now!

Tickets are $10, there is $3 minor surcharge and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

LOOPRAT at Delmar Hall NYE supporting My Posse In Effect 

LOOPRAT will be back on the Delmar Loop at Delmar Hall to celebrate New Years later this month! Come close out the year with us as we bring together the full live band to showcase our 2017 repertoire. This year, we performed at 6 festivals, won S.L.U.M.F.E.S.T. Hip-Hop group of the year, released the project In (<) No Time, launched ZenMugen as a solo artist and created a lot of music. We appreciate everyone who has supported us and hope that we can catch up with you and celebrate the progress in person. DJ Mahf will be spinning all night, including during the My Posse In Effect performance. The group pays tribute to the Beastie Boys in a the most energetic, thorough and entertaining way possible.  

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ZenMugen: Full Circle 

LOOPRAT MC ZenMugen has been meditating on the art of Hip Hop for years. His emergence as a solo artist has been an impending moment. Next Tuesday, his debut project, a demo tape titled ‘Full Circle’ releases in tandem with his first show at the Firebird. The the project will be available here on the music tab of the LOOPRAT website as well as on SoundCloud and Bandcamp. Stay tuned for further updates.

 

LOOPRAT Presents: The Collective Featuring Tonina Saputo 

On Saturday, November 4th, LOOPRAT launches a new concert series at The Paolmino Lounge. The dynamic of the group is all about bring an eclectic collective together with a distinctive and unified taste for quality music. Our goal with this series is to merge the variety of our group to showcase the talent of individuals as well as the whole. To do so, we will present a new style of performance with seamless integration our group's varied dynamic.

As always, the collective will sustain its presence in the Saint Louis scene with crowd favorites from the 2016 albums How We Live and How Live? Additionally, we will perform band iterations of some new content from the recent Hip-Hop project In (<) No Time and unreleased material the group has been working on.

Beyond that, we want to put a spotlight on each and every part of the group that makes the whole so great. To begin, we will feature our long time collaborating partner Tonina Saputo, including her solo work and duets with our guitarist Joey Ferber who will also debut some original compositions. Additionally, MCs Armani and ZenMugen will merge some of there solo content into the live band set. Armani just released a new project titled What I Think and has already worked out band iterations for some original Hip-Hop beats. Mugen will be releasing his self-titled mixtape in November and, fittingly, will cap off this launch with a thorough collaboration with the band to bring extra life to the lyrical content.

To top it off, Dj vThom, member of The Basement Sound System DJ crew, will showcase his spinning  and scratching as a compliment to the live band feel and during intermission. You don’t want to miss this unique concert experience. We are integrating all of our varied content into one set.

RSVP to the event page on Facebook for $2 off your entrance fee at the door!

EMAP presents Missouri Prairie Festival 2017 

Philanthropy Alert! 
LOOPRAT will be performing our new project at the Missouri Prairie Festival 2017 this Saturday in an effort to raise awareness and donations for ecological preservation. The event will feature a great musical lineup, a variety of thought-provoking educational talks and kid-friendly interactive workshops! 

Get your tickets now on the official Generosity page! All proceeds benefit the Missouri Prairie Foundation

Soul Food For Thought Oct. 1st 

Bohlen Family Farms and LOOPRAT music present the 3rd installment to the ‘Soul Food For Thought’ pop-up dinner concert series. Once again, we bring the delicacies unique to a farm-to-table meal paired with a live performance.

The formula is simple but effective: Bohlen Family Farms of Perryville Missouri will provide fresh produce while the jazz/hip-hop collective, LOOPRAT, satiates your taste for quality local music.  

Tickets will include dinner and concert admission. Drinks will be sold separately. The first fall rendition of the concert series will be hosted at Spare No Rib. Dinner starts at 6:30pm. 

Seating is limited. Purchase access to this exclusive fine dining experience through the online LOOPRAT store NOW

Our menu will be designed according to the season and event. Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free options will be available. Email dietary restrictions to bohlenfamilyfarms@gmail.com upon purchase of tickets to notify us of special considerations. 

LOOPRAT performing at Cincinnati’s Spoken Word, “Speak” series.  

LOOPRAT will make our return to Ohio on April 20 at The Mockbee in Cincinnati headlining a night of spoken word, dance and music. This performance marks the group’s first return to Ohio since releasing two records in August of 2016. The performance will feature music from both projects. 
The event, aptly titled for the date, “Inebriated Through Art,” is an installment of the monthly series, “Speak,” which hosts spoken word artists at The Mockbee every third Thursday of the month. The series is a self-anointed “space of thoughtful expression” as they continue to cultivate a culture that listens to voices of the unheard. LOOPRAT’s soulful attention to both music and lyricism will surely add to a night of inspiration and activist-minded art. The event is scheduled to begin at 9pm at The Mockbee in Over the Rhine. For updates and more information, visit:
LOOPRAT on Facebook
Inebriated Through Art event page

Soul Food For Thought: Pop-Up Dinner Concert Series 

Bohlen Family Farm and LOOPRAT music present the ‘Soul Food For Thought’ pop-up dinner concert series. As a follow-up to the debut collaboration hosted last fall at Element, the food and musical entities are presenting a series of farm-to-table performance events hosted by several of St. Louis’ premiere chefs and restaurants. The events will feature produce exclusively harvested and foraged from the Bohlen Family Farm of Perryville Missouri, as well as live music from the jazz/hip-hop collective, LOOPRAT. Over the last two years, both St. Louis organizations have experienced immense growth as they continue to nurture their relationship between food and music. From the stage to the soil, David Bohlen, co-owner of Bohlen Family Farm, and LOOPRAT musician, has been a key producer of nutritious content for people of St. Louis. Rooted firmly in the belief that diet is not simply what we eat, but what we consume, Bohlen Family Farms and LOOPRAT Music combine efforts to cultivate a healthy culture, aware of its environment. Each menu will be designed according to the season, event, and featured Chef. Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free options will be available. Email dietary restrictions to bohlenfamilyfarms@gmail.com upon purchase of tickets. 

Tickets will include dinner and concert admission. Drinks will be sold separately. The first Pop-Up Dinner of the season will be hosted on April 24 at Boundary at The Cheshire featuring Chef Rex Hale. Dinner starts at 6:30pm. Following dates are to be announced.

Seating is limited. Purchase access to this exclusive fine dining experience through the online LOOPRAT store NOW

If you have any diet restrictions please email bohlenfamilyfarms@gmail.com to notify us.

Durand Jones & The Indications w/ Looprat at The Bootleg 

      
Saturday, March 18th, LOOPRAT shares the stage with Durand Jones & The Indications at The Bootleg as the last stretch of their March tour. Coming off the release of their self-titled Debut in July of 2016, this soul group is a lively revitalization of the American tradition. The band is comprised of four graduates from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Aaron Frazer (drums, vocals), Blake Rhein (guitars), Kyle Houpt (bass), Justin Hubler (organ, electric piano) as well as lead vocalist Durand, a Louisiana native whose musical prowess is nothing short of legendary.

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What's Your Flavor? | 3.14 Day 

LOOPRAT was a last minute add to the 3.14 day 2017 celebration "What's Your Flavor" presented by Vess soda. Join us tomorrow, March 14th, at 2720 on Cherokee to celebrate Saint Louis culture. Featured acts include Tef Poe, The Knuckles, T-Dubb-O, Mvstermind, Indiana Rome, Monkh & The People, Nick Menn and more...
The event runs from 7pm to 12am. Arrive early as  entry is just $3.14 for first 50 guest.
Thanks to hosts Corey Black and Franco, they will curate a dope night of STL Hip-Hop. LOOPRAT will perform around 10 o'clock!

  

TEAMBACKPACK x STL 

The international, independant Hip-Hop promotional platform TEAMBACKPACK is getting involved with the STL scene the from Friday, January 13th through Monday the 16th. We are featuring on the TBP x STL event Friday the 13th at the Bootleg on Manchester, and the line up is stacked, showcasing much of the youthful forefront for Saint Louis Hip-Hop. The event, hosted by MVSTERMIND, will include giveaways, an open mic and a freestyle contest.
For more details, check out the event page here:  TBP x STL
 

LOOPRAT recieves award nominations from SLUMFEST 

2016 saw the release of two original projects, four videos and countless shows and performances. It is always great to have your work recoginized.
We are excited to announce that LOOPRAT has been nominated for four categories in SLUMFEST's annual Hip Hop Awards:
Davie Napalm for Producer of the Year
Life's Work for Video of the Year
How We Live for Album of the Year
& LOOPRAT for Best Hip Hop Group

Winners will be anounced at the Award Show January 21st at Delmar Hall.
Big thanks to SLUMFEST. Here's to a great 2017 for the STL music scene.

Hip-Hop Ain't Dead Yet! 

Saturday, October 29th, celebrate the Day of the Dead with LOOPRAT as we host a resurrection party sure to revive and revitalize Hip-Hop and music lovers alike. The event will kick off with a pair of battles provided by NoCoastRaps with follow up performances coming from Jai Imani, Spliff the Hippie, LESS, Armani and LOOPRAT with our live ensemble.
Be sure to dress in the spirit of the night as there will be a prize for our coustume contest! The event begins at 9pm at Cicero's. Check out the event page & we will see you there!
 

Looprat Album Release Party at Fubar 


Tomorrow night, August 26th 2016, we will cap off an action packed summer with the release of our new jazzrap album 'How Live?' Join us at Fubar STL for a night of fun and be among the the first to purchase your hard copy of the new release!

LOOPRAT will share the stage with:

J. Bomb & Scotty Wu
The Indyground label mates always deliver a lively and entertaining set. Both artists released new projects in 2016! Check out J. Bomb's new self-titled EP here and Scotty Wu's new project 'Afterhours' here.
Instagram: @jasonbombs @scottywuwu

Armani
Rarely do we throw a show without the illest spitta in the Lou. Armani is the quintessential emcee. Content, word play, flows, stage presence, freestyles... you name it, he has it. Check out his 2016 offering, (Al)most.
Instagram: @armani_abomb

Tonina
A talented musician and vocalist, Tonina is a University student in music and helped make the new Album 'How Live?' She features on two tracks on the album and was gracious enough to let us borrow her upright bass for recording. We are glad to have her on to showcase her talents as an individual performer and as a contributor to our collective.
Instagram: @champagnemami314

Poster Artwork done by @freeztheartist