Sat, Dec 22 On Sale: Nov/2

The Masquerade Presents


Bonaventure | Vonnegutt


7:00 PM | $15.00 ADV | All Ages



Cartel’s earnest brand of emo-pop emerged out of Atlanta in 2004, when vocalist Will Pugh, bassist Ryan Roberts, drummer Kevin Sanders, and guitarists Joseph Pepper and Nic Hudson released an initial EP that caught the ear of the California-based Militia Group label. Militia signed Cartel, and the Ransom EP reappeared under Militia’s guidance in 2004. The label then released Chroma, Cartel’s full-length debut, in September 2005. The album cracked into the Billboard Top 200, as bloggers championed the band and the video for “Honestly” found moderate airtime on MTV. The majors noticed all of this activity, and in early 2006, Cartel inked a deal with Epic. Touring…


Here’s an unlikely recipe: Take classic emcee skills coupled with evolving lyrics, add pop sensibility with a dose of rock dynamics and stir. What you get is something the literary legend surely never thought he’d be a namesake to. Vonnegutt. Taking to form in early ’07, the band quickly began generating a buzz for their refreshing and unique blend of hip-hop & rock. By the summer of 2008 they earned a coveted spot on the Vans Warped Tour in Atlanta. By 2010 they were recording with Big Boi, of the Grammy award-winning duo Outkast, performing with the likes of The Clipse, B.o.B., Chiddy Bang, and DONNIS, joining Big Boi on stage for late night television appearances, becoming part…

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