Fabian Akilles is another performer who made his way from Philly to show Brooklyn what he’s all about. Fabian and Dewey Decibel split thier set at Spike Hill during our “It’s A Rap” showcase. For the most part the entire night was hip hop but Fabian came with some Reggae vibes. Me and my boy Kevon particularly enjoyed his stuff because we’re both island(Antiguan) babies. After the set we felt like it was mandatory that we slide out of Spike Hill for a quick Bob Marley session if you feel my drift. Enough talking, lets get into it. Enjoy!
PS: Who ever came up to me asking me questions while I was shooting this, thanks for that(I’m being sarcastic). Next time wait until in between songs. Or better yet, in between sets.
Up 3rd on blaqbook’s “It’s A Rap” showcase at Spike Hill was the Son of a Beach himself Dewey Decibel. Dewey made the trip from Philly with his homey Fabian Akilles to bless us with some fire. I loved this dudes energy. From our first introduction, to his set, to his departure he kind of gave off a happy have fun sort of vibe. Whenever an artist brings happiness to the table the crowd has no choice but smile and get into it. I have a few more clips from Dewey that will come up later this week with him and Fabian getting busy. For now, kick back and relax and get “High on Art”. Enjoy!
Nicoroc was the second performer on blaqbook’s “It’s A Rap” hip hop showcase. By the time Nicoroc’s set started Spike Hill was packed. Most of the people came specifically for him. People were in the crowd rapping word for word. Great set! Hopefully I’ll get to work with this guy in the future he kills it on stage. Any time the crowd goes crazy after every song you know you really did a stand up job. Enjoy!
Don’t act like you haven’t missed me! Good to be back. Lets get on with it. I booked Astrosteezpcp AKA AstroSteez Pretty Cool Peasants for the first blaqbook hip hop showcase “It’s A Rap” November 14th. They made their way from Philadelphia straight from class to perform for us. I’m glad they did. These guys are definitely a group to keep your eyes on in the near future. Enjoy!
PS: They also dropped this track yesterday. Check it out.
The dudes from Lazer Cake invited me over to Cameo Gallery to catch their set. Every band on the bill was pretty good for the most part. Any time music makes you roll your shoulders repeatedly and/or bob your head to the side in “Night of the Roxbury” fashion over and over you know it’s good. Come on, when this shit starts if you don’t bob your head you need some swag injections immediately. These guys are tons of fun! Enjoy!
The dudes from Lazer Cake invited me out to their show on 10/25/2012 at Cameo Gallery. They were the last band to play so I got to catch two bands before them. One of which was this band Junior Prom who absolutely killed it. The last time I saw a two piece this dope was back when The Courtesy Tier was just Omer and Layton. Enough words, time for some music! Watch these dudes do the damn thing. The singer kept yelling out “Wooaaaah!” on some Rick Flair shit. From that little piece of information alone you should be super excited. Great set! You dudes have some serious stage presence. 2 dudes felt/sounded like 5. That drummer is banana’s and I’m sure I saw a could of women tear up from the vocals. Enjoy!
PS: You should call one of your songs “The Nature Boy”…just saying “woaaaaaah”.
“Oh hey yall!” It’s been a little while. Since before Hurricane Sandy panties I believe. Lets get right to it. I caught up with the dudes from Double King over at Cameo Gallery on 10/23/2012. The former bassist/singer of The Powder Kegs is now the Guitarist/front man in Double King. Brooklyn is a waterfall of talent with fresh fish hopping into the mix daily. Bands like this set the margin high! If you’re in a mediocre band don’t even waste your time bringing that shit to Brooklyn. You better come with it if you want to stand a chance. I look forward to Double King’s future. Double King isn’t trying to be denied, they let it all out on stage. I loved their set, and don’t even get me started on how rad the last song was. Holy Shit! Enjoy! Let me know what you think.
Beach Day is another band I caught over at Public Assembly during CMJ. More girl power, yes! I’ve actually tracked down the route of all this loveliness. One of the members of Leda messaged me and said “The show featured so many bands with rad women in them because it was co-presented by Permanent Wave, a feminist arts group that puts on female-fronted shows in NYC (and a few other cities as well).” Well someone is going to have to track this group down and tell them how much they love what they’re doing. And by someone I mean me of course. Have a look at the trio doing their thing. Enjoy!
PS: I love shoes too!(well sneakers) “Oh my gaaaaaah” we have so much in common!
During my CMJ run I caught Leda’s set over at Public Assembly. They’re a very lovely bunch. One thing I noticed about Greenpointers entire showcase was the fact that every band had pretty rad girls/women in them. I go to about 4 shows a week and I believe this is the first time this has happened. Correct me if I’m wrong. The Suzan, Leda, Backwords, and Beach Day all had woman rocking my world. I love you 20 hundreds! OK enough babbling, get in tuned while Leda melts your heart. Enjoy!
PS: I thought that bassist was all sorts of radical so I waved to her on stage and she waved back. Eat your hearts out lads!
First time every seeing or hearing about Loveskills. They’re like electronic/dubstep. The drummer is a beast and the singer/guy on the keys is just unbelievable. Don’t take my word for it look for yourself. Enjoy!