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Mike Live x King Garbage

  • Salvage Station 466 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)

Mike Live x King Garbage is an undeniably entertaining trio that blends unstoppable funk, quick-transitions, fierce rhymes, butter-soft vocals and nonstop mind-bending antics. The stark, yet tight-knit-duo rhythm section, King Garbage, weaves spacious grooves for charismatic frontman and rapper, Mike Live to expound is unique high-energy wordplay while drummer/vocalist Vic Dimotsis swoops in with sultry and dynamic crooning. The trio has given direct support to acts like RBTS Win, Talib Kweli, Blackalicious and Ghostface Killah.


Mike Live is the founder of Cypher University, which hosts 7 cyphers (public gatherings for lyricists to build their craft) across North Carolina. He’s also a member of Free The Optimus (FTO), a two-time winner of Carolina’s Hip Hop Group of the Year.

King Garbage (Zach Cooper & Vic Dimotsis) brings a unique perspective to American Soul Music through their recordings, BASH003 and Make it Sweat (coming fall 2017) via NYC label, Styles Upon Styles. In concert, the duo reveals a tightness that only 12 years of hard work can behold. D'Angelo, J Dilla and Marvin Gaye's influence are revered in KG’s bare-bones grooves.

Earlier Event: May 12
Devils In Dust
Later Event: May 14
Open Mic Night | Free