Advanced tickets to this event are sold out. There will be a limited amount of admissions available at the box office starting at midnight on the night of the show. All admissions at the door will be first come first serve, one per customer, with no re entry. $15 at the door, cash only.
Big Freedia is an accomplished "Bounce" Rapper who lives in New Orleans and performs six or more times a week in various venues throughout the city. Bounce is an original urban music rising up from the intimate and fun-loving nature of the housing projects which dominate the city's street culture. "Sissy Bounce" is the informal name for a derivative of Bounce that has risen to prominence in recent years and features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes. Big Freedia is at the forefront of this movement and has had several New Orleans hit singles such as "Gin in My System" and "Azz Everywhere!" from her albums "An Ha, Oh Yeah" (1999) and "Queen Diva" (2003). Freedia began her musical career almost 15 years ago at the Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, where she was enlisted as choir director from her Sophomore to Senior years. She sees her performance as a Bounce artist as an extension of this work, often interacting in a call and response/teacher and student, fashion with her audiences. She recently developed a musical about her life entitled "Catch That Beat" with producer Lucky Johnson. The sold out first run of "Catch That Beat" featured cameo appearances by a who's who of New Orleans Bounce artists alongside the story of Freedia's upbringing in New Orleans 3rd Ward. She performs in various venues (often decorated by her own event production business) and has recently begun traveling outside the city with the encouragement and support of the New Orleans Airlift. Big Freedia has always acted as mentor for many younger artists, is currently recording her third record and recently returned from a stellar 6 show run in New York City, performing sold out shows with Spank Rock, Ninjasonik and many others at venues such as Santos Party House, Glasslands, and Sway. This year Freedia will be returning to South By Southwest, performing at multiple events including a retrospective Bounce Showcase and a historic second performance at Gay Bi Gay Gay after a short tour of the west coast with New Orleans collaborators Galactic, whom she performed with on the critically-acclaimed 2010 album "Ya-Ka-May".
With a reach as great as he is tall, Jason Stewart, better known to the world as Them Jeans, continues to be one of the foremost tastemakers in music. An ambassador to the sounds coming from his hometown of Los Angeles and beyond, Them Jeans has been chief curator of the world famous Dim Mak Tuesdays since its inception and was one of the first to feature Justice, Thomas Banglater of Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, and Kid Cudi just to name a few. And his influence does not stop there...
Not many can credit work with Mad Decent, Fools Gold, Ed Banger and Southern Fried just to name a few, but Them Jeans can. His passion and innovation within a vast array of musical styles has found its way into his craft in truly incredible ways, turning on the likes of Diddy, Soulja Boy, We Have Band, and Munk who have produced featured remixes which perfectly compliments his deep set of bootleg remixes for the likes of Major Lazer, The XX, James Pants and Yeasayer, and of course a selection of original music that continues to grow.
His well thought out, genre-bending DJ sets are one-of-a-kind listening experiences, challenging perceptions of mainstream music and blurring the line between dance music and every other genre imaginable, all solidifying Them Jeans as an artist greater than the sum of his parts.