From now until the end of next week, we’ll be shining a spotlight on the seven bands and artists performing live at the first-ever Tremont Takeover, a collaborative effort that aims to further unify the Boston music scene. The Saturday, September 16 all-ages and all-inclusive party at the Wang Theatre Grand Lobby is co-produced by Lysten Boston and the Boch Center, with Vanyaland as the official media sponsor, and is celebrates homegrown music curated by the city’s top tastemakers. The night features:
Everything and Everyone, indie rock, selected by Lysten Boston [spotlight]
Dutch ReBelle, hip-hop artist, selected by The Record Co.
Marcela Cruz, R&B singer, selected by Xperience Creative
TRIM, hypnotic noise duo, selected by Boston Hassle
Oompa, poet & rapper, selected by Allston Pudding
GOZU, rock band, selected by Grayskull Booking [spotlight] Coralcola, DJ, selected by Mmmmaven
Tremont Takeover also includes a free photo booth, by The Secret Bureau of Art & Design, as well as other free giveaways from each of the partners. The flyer below this spotlight page was designed by Daykamp Creative. Tickets are on sale now, and are priced at $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Tremont Takeover Spotlight: Oompa
Meet The Band: “Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born, poet, rapper, and educator, who is always brings something new to live performance and never leaves home without an interactive, engaging set, and a 90s kid aesthetic. Oompa is the winner of the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and a finalist at the 2017 National Poetry Slam. She has been featured in Huffington Post, Allston Pudding, Mass Apparel, KillerBoomBox, and Dig Boston among others. Oompa’s debut album, Nov. 3, was named one of DigBoston’s Top 30 Local Albums of 2016, one of Allston Pudding’s Favorite albums of 2016, and her sound has been compared to that of Lauryn Hill, J.Cole, and Talib Kweli. As such, she has become a sought-out rapper and poet, touring the college circuit and live music venue circuit.”
Video: Oompa on YouTube
Major love to @pebblesboston & the folks at @hot969boston for a beautiful interview on the future and past of Oompoutloud, @thehipstory, Slam Poetry, Rap Slam, and community. Couldn’t have asked for a better one. It airs live on Sunday at the crack of dawn (6:30 am) but will be available for stream and replay thereafter. Thank you, U, for the constant reminders.