Melvin Brewing Presents Ghostface Killah, GZA, Killah Priest and More
Talk of Melvin began on the West Coast, but the heart of Melvin started beating in the small mountain town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and has since spread nationwide. Jeremy Tofte founded Melvin Brewing in 2000. He was working as a waiter at a Thai restaurant called "Thai Me Up" and just like a lot of new restaurants, it went under. He talked the landlord into giving him the keys to the space. After Selling his 1984 Mercedes wagon to pay for a 20 gallon brewing system and a little polishing up, he re-opened and immediately started ruining people's vacations by playing loud hip hop (mostly Wu-Tang Clan) and Kung Fu movies alongside beers from the future, which became the birth of Melvin Brewing Company.
Melvin Brewing have won forty major brewing awards since 2011 and were dubbed "Brewery Group of the Year" at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival, in addition to winning gold medals for their "Hubert MPA" and "Fresh Hop Melvin IPA". Melvin is known for throwing huge beer events unlike any others, celebrating a love of craft, Kung Fu and hip hop, all with the mindset of "Don't Hate, Party!".
Thus, this epic event was born, marking the first time Melvin has worked with their biggest musical influence, members of the Wu-Tang Clan, and bringing it to the great town of Boulder, CO. The GZA headlined The Fox in Boulder with Killah Priest and Chris Karns in October 2017, and the show was 30 tickets shy of a sell out (sold out his CU lecture the following day). This is also the first time seminal Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, (Tony Starks himself) has performed in Boulder, CO. These legendary MCs are brought to you by Melvin Brewing, partnered with local promoter Kallista Alli (of Finnalli Ent, LLC & Frozen Dead Guy Days), Wu-Farms, Keef Cola Brands, Colorado High Hemp Vodka and The Pop Up, which is the new reopened, remodeled, redesigned 700 capacity club at the old "Foundry" building in downtown Boulder, owned and operated by Z2 Entertainment.
Melvin Brewing is taking over all ten taps at The Pop Up with their award winning beers for this event, and have kept pre-sale ticket prices on the lower side of $33.00. Tickets will be $40.00 day of show if this doesn't sell out before 3/31/18! The event is 18+, Doors are at 8:30 PM and shows starts at 9:00 PM. Ghostface Killah, GZA, Killah Priest and DJ Symphony will be performing a blended set for an approximate two hours in length! Mikey Thunder from The Party People, and affiliation with Pretty Lights Music will be kicking off the event. Get there early!
GHOSTFACE KILLAH, Wu-Tang's Iron Man sums up his move to Def Jam succinctly: "Same music, different label." For Tony Starks's legions of fans, those four words should bring dope music to their ears-literally. Yep, Ghost is back with his fourth solo LP, The Pretty Toney Album, and ain't nothing changed but the imprint. Nearly three years have passed since 2001's Bulletproof Wallets, and Ghost is anxious to inject his lyrical wizardry back into the rap game. "When you get something real vintage and out of the ordinary, best believe that shit gonna stand out," says the Staten Island native. "That's how I try to keep my music."
GZA THE GENIUS is one of the three main founders of Wu-Tang Clan, along with RZA and ODB. When it comes to thought provoking, street-bred raw lyricism, the Wu-Tang Clan's fountain of wisdom, GZA takes his job very seriously. The way he crafts his double-edged rhyme flow mirrors the skill and precise technique of one who works with fine ceramics. GZA's metaphoric and multi-layered lyrics are often touted by critics as his rap name implies; genius.
KILLAH PRIEST is a tangential associate of the Wu-Tang Clan. The Brooklyn native made his first recorded appearances on records by such Wu side projects and solo albums as the Gravediggaz, Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Return to the 36 Chambers", and, most importantly, Genius/GZA's seminal "Liquid Swords". His contributions became legendary and paved the way for the release of his acclaimed debut album, Heavy Mental, in the spring of 1998.