CESCHI RAMOS is a rapper and singer from Connecticut who has been hopping genres and spilling guts for the better part of two decades. He has been seen outside venues at 3am in Germany playing an acoustic guitar and singing to people that didn’t want the show to end. He has written poems to fans from behind bars whilst locked up on bogus marijuana charges. He has suffered a spiral fracture of the humerus while arm wrestling a marine in Hawaii. He has recorded with and toured alongside some of independent rap music’s most influential figures, including Sage Francis, Busdriver and Astronautalis. He has been in bands described as hardcore, crunk rap, lo-fi synth pop, Latin progressive and psych-jazz-rap. He has crafted abstracted and personal narratives mining the depths of depression and heights of hope. He has slept on countless floors when hotels weren’t in the touring budget and lost girlfriends and jobs all for the love of creating and performing.
LIVE ART BY
BASTARD BUCKET ART SHOW
Art from over 20 artists from the southwest region that are still on “vacation” and have not yet picked up these beautiful pieces. So come out and help them find homes or claim and try to sell them! There are over 100 pieces!
6 Years! Illegal? has left an imprint on the city of Las Cruces, literally. We will continue to push the cap on the can and produce beautiful vibrant murals that many will appreciate and techniques that others will never understand…
This event has always been a grassroots effort and is not possible without the support of this wonderful city, dedicated artists that travel from afar to inspire and beautify the bricks we have laid around us.
Questioning the term “Illegal”
This years inspiration!
– Pre Party @ El Patio in Mesilla show starts at 9pm 21+ $5 door
Lightning Strikes West Tour featuring
Mister Riot (AZ)
OhM – AOTA (AZ)
Blaze Rock (AZ)
Dj Blesd1 -AOTA (AZ)
Dj Pervee (LC)
Homegrown Outlawz (LC)
Born Sinners (EP)
E$ BFNE (EP).
FRIDAY – Pictograff 4: The Art of Warprayer @ The Branigan Cultural Center / Museum of Art located in downtown Las Cruces
Live painting during the 1st Friday Art Ramble 5-7PM $FREE Event
Saba Wear (Live Screenprinting)
Followed by #Pictograff Gallery Opening at Barricade Culture Shop
During this event we will be hanging art for #IllegalArtShow and assigning walls to artists for Saturday’s installation of murals thoughout the city of Las Cruces.
#Illegal? Artists will begin applying paint to walls at various locations around town.
#Pictograff artists will be painting live during the downtown Farmers Market.
3pm: $10 at the door (Ticket includes after party entry)
The #IllegalArtShow Gallery Opening @ Barricade
#BeatsandBombs DJ & Beatmaker Showcase
VENDOR and ARTIST’S BOOTH SETUP $20 (Tables will be provided but bring’em if got’em)
Battle Winner Anounced
Live Art Auction of pieces by James Montoya
Contact Saba Wear for more info and wall/battle rezervations
Local Support by
AGE 12 and UNDER FREE
Sending prayers with my family SkiZero, Canyon, Shawna and Patience! Painting in Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and The Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota protecting sacred rivers and sites from a oil pipeline that threatens their future. Also bringing water awareness to our Mesilla Valley Community!
TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2016 @ 7PM Barricade Culture Shop LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO. This event is to bring local/regional Beat Makers and Emcees together with legendary Los Angeles Hip Hop pioneer and professional recording artist Abstract Rude along side San Diego’s TheLIEshow (Live Hip Hop Band) / Austin,TX’s Meganoke Meganoke and Las Cruces own Dj Pervee. Producers: Bring your best beats for 1minute rounds, Emcees: Bring your best song to perform live. ALL AGES 12 and under FREE, $5 Adults and $20 to participate. Graff Heads: Walls open at 12pm, bring your own paint.
Barricade Culture Shop is proud to announce The Evolve Tour with Iam Artson & Ricardo RocAny Romo of the Legendary Style Elements Crew with support from El Paso’s greatest Hip Hop duo Fuya Radio also DA the INM and Las Cruces Heavy Hitters Louie Woartwo Cisnerossi and Joey Djmoke Santos
8PM – 11PM $6 OBO to support the tour!
SUNDAY SERVUS 3PM-8PM $FREE
Come practice, learn, teach, create, build and water your roots! Hip Hop Culture is alive and well in Las Cruces, New Mexico and continues to reconnect our souls to our Indigenous Roots by Painting on Walls, Dance, Beats and Story Telling. Building community and showing respect to the pioneers that created these paths of what we call Hip Hop and exposing the new toes, Fingers, Ears and hearts that beat to the same vibe. In other words bring some paint, records, rhymes, blackbook, breaks or a skateboard and session out with us. There is a grill for food too if you just wanna roast some food and enjoy a great time.
MINI SKATE COMP
Any questions contact Saba Wear
Good times traveling with the fam in our beautiful state! Thank you Native American Club of Western New Mexico University in Silver City and faculty that helped to create a presence of Indigenous Spirit in and around this institution. We had a great time inspiring the creative nature in all of us! Shout out to my dude Vicente Partido for taking the time to write this article! I was actually raised in Farmington, New Mexico and come from both Navajo and Jemez roots. Blessing and love to my family preparing for feast day tomorrow! We’ll be thinking of you!