Big Cats! “For My Mother” album release with K. Raydio and The Chalice

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 7:30pm

Seated show

Big Cats! “For My Mother”

Over the past few months, Big Cats! (of The Tribe and Big Cats!) aka Spencer Wirth-Davis wrote a 70's style soul/Rnb record, "For My Mother" along the lines of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" and recorded it with a 9 piece band featuring members of No Bird Sing, Alicia Steele and the Endeavors, Heiruspecs, and more. He then sampled from the recordings to create a full length, instrumental hip hop record.

All funds for the album were raised through a crowdsourced project that met its goal of $7,000.  75% of the proceeds of the album and a percentage of the release show will be donated to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance in honor of his mother, Christi Wirth-Davis, who died from ovarian cancer two years ago.

Also on the bill tonight will be K. Raydio, and the bold women of The Chalice.

The Cedar is now air-conditioned for your year-round comfort!

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 2 ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (small fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (fees apply) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • All Cedar shows are all ages.
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.

Spencer "Big Cats!" Wirth-Davis
Spencer "Big Cats!" Wirth-Davis is a composer, musician and producer hailing from Minneapolis. Wirth-Davis makes instrumental hip hop that draws from a wide range of musical influences including classical, hip hop and jazz. His work is melancholy, multi-...
K. Raydio
A self-proclaimed “Daughter of the Midwest,” singer/songwriter K.Raydio (born Krysta Rayford) has released two EP’s, performed in many of the Twin Cities’ landmark concert venues (7th Street Entry, Cabooze, Varsity Theater), established a fanbase in both...
The Chalice
The Chalice is a female Hip-Hop collective formed by members who preserve their individual entities while coming together for the purpose of exuding strength, skill, and unity.

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota