Feb. Couch Surfers: ZERO, Madisun Proof, BVTS, DJ Winkle

Couch Surfer Series w/ ZERO, Madisun Proof, BVTS, DJ Winkle

The fifth season of the ?️ Couch Surfer Series ?️ concludes Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the brand new Radio Boise Backstage.

This show will feature Hip-Hop artists Cornell “ZERO” Johnson, Madisun Proof and Chase “BVTZ” South with moderator Christian Winkle.

This event is in partnership with Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline and will focus on processing hardships through music and artistic composition.

Presented by Radio Boise, the Couch Surfer Series is a powerful night of performance and discussion with writers, artists and musicians. Held every second Sunday of the month September – February, creators will talk about their craft, path, inspiration, why and how they do what they do, as well as perform songs, poetry and excerpts of their creative endeavors for a live audience. (Think NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts blended with Fresh Air.)

Doors open at 5:30 PM; Couch Surfing begins at 6:00 PM and runs until 8:00 PM with a short intermission.
Food and drink will be available for purchase.

All proceeds go to the featured artists and Radio Boise.


Single tickets are $15 and are limited.

Sponsored by Bittercreek Alehouse, Boise Brewing, Indian Creek Winery and Open Table Boise Catering.


About musician Cornell “ZERO” Johnson:
Born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California, Cornell Johnson, a.k.a. ZERO, is a Hip-Hop artist based out of Boise. Influenced by musicians such as Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Common and many other conscious lyricists, ZERO takes artistry into a new dimension: capturing listeners with candid, real life stories that resonate through his refreshing and relatable honesty. In addition to his solo catalog, ZERO also performs as 1/4 of the Earthlings Crew.

About musician Madisun Proof:

Well-accomplished as a recording artist and performer, Boise’s Madisun Proof expresses a Conscious Hip-Hop style with hints of Soul and Jazz. Their influences include Atmosphere, Amy Winehouse, Reverie, Chaka Khan and the most educated, Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Active in the local music scene, Madisun has shared stages with influential acts on stages big and small, leading to truly understanding the relationship between an artist and community.

Madisun explored the inner workings of identity and emotion on 2019 debut album ‘Transparent’, a reflective cry for understanding in a fast-paced world that has no time for it. Since, Madisun has shifted the theme to co-creation with new group THEM. (alongside Lyricallashea and Natalie Grace, supported by Anté DJing).

About musician Chase “BVTS” South:
Chase South, otherwise known as BVTZ (‘Bats’), is an Idaho Hip-Hop artist and poet. Born in Idaho Falls and currently in Boise, his debut EP ‘Laminar Flow’ was released in early 2019. South is also half of experimental Hip-Hop duo 2020 Sonar with Zac Jacobson (aka Z2020). Moving forward, he hopes to become a more active member of the local scene and strives to encourage positivity within his lyrical messages.

About moderator Christian Winkle:
Christian “DJ” Winkle has been a Radio Boise on air DJ since 2013. His passion for supporting local Hip-Hop emerged in 2017 with the formation of the Krush Korner radio show with Andy O, focusing primarily on Idaho-made Hip-Hop. Active himself as a performer, Winkle fronts GiggleBomb, a live mashup party band. He also is a phone responder for the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline and a Certified Spirit Specialist.

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