Hella Deer is an Indie Hip Hop band that formed in the middle of a California redwood forest in late 2013. Their message is clear…if you pay attention. Front man and lead vocalist NOVL says he is obsessed with hidden messages and staying relevant. His intrepid lyricism, disguised in literary devices, explores the pain and joy of coming of age as well as the inevitable loss and mistakes of growing up.

NOVL’s obvious command of the English language combined with the tremendous energy that Hella Deer radiates during live performances blends perfectly with the power in their music. Whether it’s a bigger show or weekend rager, the nasty guitar of Steven Rodriguez, deep baselines of Mike Alonge, and superior drumming of Peter Johnston create the party.

Hella Deer is based in Santa Cruz, California and has played with the likes of Eliquate, No Bird Sing, Boostive, and Multiple Organisms.

They are currently working on their first EP with a release set for Summer.

  • April 18th ~ UC Santa Cruz
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  • April 26th ~ Rock n Roll in the Knoll UCSC
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  • May 23rd ~ SLO Half Pipe Day Rager
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  • May 30th ~ Santa Cruz House Party TBA
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  • TBA ~ Gilman Conscious Hip Hop Night, Berkeley
Upcoming Shows
  • UC Santa Cruz
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  • Rock n Roll the Knoll UCSC
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  • SLO Half Pipe Day Rager
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  • Santa Cruz House TBA
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  • Gilman Conscious Hip Hop Night, Berkely, CA
  • April 18th
  • April 26th
  • May 23rd
  • May 30th
  • TBA
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