Mathias / Vizion / DJ VThom / Andrew Gibson / Terry Grohman / Shelby Carter
(And a revolving cast of sea fairing dirty birds with serious musical chops)
Mathias and the Pirates have become legendary for their passionate, energetic live shows with sweeping, sing-a-long hooks and infectious instrumentals that captivate crowds from beginning to end. Live instrumentation meets old school turntablism and masterful lyricism in this award winning, celebrated project from some of the best and brightest the embattled city of Saint Louis has to offer. Since 2012, The Pirates have become the go-to group to share stages and collaborate with some of Hip-Hop and Rock's most legendary voices, including Femi Kuti & Positive Force, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Fishbone, Freestyle Fellowship, Sadat X, Blackalicious, Latyrx, Dead Prez, Kool Keith, The Urge, Blueprint, Dam Funk, Murs, Chali Tuna, Mobb Deep, and many more. A long list of awards and accolades follows the group wherever they go, and they continue to innovate and break boundaries when it would be much easier to keep with the status quo. Three stellar albums are the result of an unwavering, artisan approach to creativity and expression that defies anything typical and redundant. It's a heavily tattooed, soul-shakedown hip-hop party with a punk rock attitude and an affinity for deep, funky boogalo. Goes well with weed and whiskey.
The Pirates are coming off of a big year, with high profile appearances at Loufest 2017 and Showcase STL providing the wind for their sails. Look for the new EP "Sadie the Goat" produced by DJ Crucial (with features from Abstract Rude and Myka 9), everywhere you find music! #wearefarfetched
Photography by Ed Aller and Beth Gibson