UPDATE (11/12): The Gripsweats are no longer able to perform. The Deep Fried Five will be playing in their place. All current ticket sales will be honored.
The Gripsweats are coming to OB on 11/16 to bring us some real Southern style soul and funk! They're joined by our friends LOOPRAT and DJ Hal Greens.
LOOPRAT exists in the subgenre of Jazz/Hip Hop. Our collective consists of four MCs and six instrumentalists (drums, bass, guitar, keys, alto sax, trumpet). Formed in late 2013, LOOPRAT quickly began sharing the stage with some of St. Louis' key hip hop performers such as Black Spade, Tef Poe and MME. Over the past two years LOOPRAT has also shared bills with artists including Slum Village, Black Milk, Talib Kweli, Prof, Saba, ProbCause, Chip the Ripper (King Chip), The Palmer Squares, ShowYouSuck, Barrel Maker, and Sidewalk Chalk. Coming off of shows at SXSW in 2015 and 2016 and gigs at the University of Indiana, Dayton, Millikin and Lawrence Wisconsin, the band has gotten a taste for travel.
The foundation is set and LOOPRAT looks forward to expanding both musically and geographically.