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Saturday, March 19 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Kriminals

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KRIMINALS The Kriminals are a group of unique individuals, striving to achieve their goals in a passionate manner. Starting out as a local street gang from south Austin, Texas in the early 90s, they understood the trials and tribulations in life that many face. Rather than self destructing, which was highly probable, they rose to the challenge of surviving this dirty game. In the process of staying afloat they picked up the knowledge needed for their long journey ahead. As what is seen so often in Texas, freestylin' was a large part of their recreational lives! They constantly received compliments and suggestions of getting more serious about what, at the time, was just a hobby. Soon, taking heed to the advice of their peers, they began to do just that, and became more serious about music and how they could create it. At that time (2003), they began to put money, man hours, and sweat into what was starting to become a job. They began their quest with the album œChapter 1, which was a raw show of talent. Next up in 2004, was œKriminalistic Minds, which showed progression and skill. 2005 brought a year where they realized that they were on to something. Yet in their lives, times were rough so things were not moving as fast as they would have liked. With the mind set of keeping going and not once thinking of quitting, they began working on œKriminals on the Loose. In the process of recording this album, they got their first opportunity to perform live at the Historic Victory Grill in 2006. The first show was a huge success, blowing up the stage, and opening the door for many performances to come. Throughout 2006, they opened for big name artists such as 8 BALL & MJG, WEBBIE, BIG TUCK, and BIG MOE and performed at more than 25 venues in Austin, the live music capital of the world, including Emo's, Antone's, Flamingo Cantina, Ruta Maya, Troubadour's, Dirty Dog Bar, Red 7, Spiros, 311, Fire House Lounge, Barcelona, Volume, Fuze, Gordos, Abraxus Tavern, Illusions, The Parish, and many others. They also began working on œThe Games We Play, which created a buzz for the group and displayed their passion for creating classic tracks. The Kriminals steamed rolled through 2007 and 2008 doing well over 100 shows throughout Texas, blazing a trail with hot performances, opening for artists such as TRAE, KYLE LEE, MAGNO, E.S.G., BIG POKEY, DIRTY WORMZ, S.P.C, LIL KEKE, DEVIN THE DUDE, Z-RO, BUN B., including the 2008 SXSW TECH N9NE show! The Kriminals released œAustin Knights in 2009, followed by shooting a video for the title track and a six month bi-weekly showcase at Karma Lounge to promote the album. A new album is in the works for release by the end of 2010. The Kriminals will also be performing at the 2011 South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. All in all, the Kriminals are an up and coming group out of south Austin, Texas, looking to leave a stain and make music that can last.
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KRIMINALS The Kriminals are a group of unique individuals, striving to achieve their goals in a passionate manner. Starting out as a local street gang from south Austin, Texas in the early 90s, they understood the trials and tribulations in life that many face. Rather than self destructing... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Karma Lounge 119 W 8th St

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