This is the first time I’ve ever seen or heard of the Oxymorrons. They were definitely one of my favorite acts of the whole fest. I’m kind of confused why I never came across them because they’re real dope. They had the crowd going crazy. I’m going to try to get my hands on some tracks. Until then I’ll just watch this on repeat. Enjoy!
Caught a quick clip of Reggie Watts during my Afropunk Festival adventures. He pretty much beat boxes, records, then loops it. Then sings, records, loops it. He continues the process until he has a fresh beat. Then he raps over top of it. I need some rest and relaxation in the field after seeing a few sets before this. So while we were on the lawn doing our hippy thing I captured this. I’m pretty far away from the stage so the quality isn’t the greatest but it’s enough for you to embrace the vibe. Enjoy!
I swung by Union Pool recently to catch The Yes Way’s set. It’s been since Northside Festival last year since I’ve seen them perform. Immediately I noticed 3 new faces. But only the bassist and the dude on the keyboard were new band members. Their drummer grew some manly facial hair so I didn’t recognize him until after our hand shake. My apologies Jesse. I think the keyboard adds just a perfect pinch of depth to the band. As expected, like always, they kicked ass. Here’s a clip I captured. Enjoy!
I met up with my boy Layton(drummer from The Courtesy Tier) Friday night so we could catch a couple of sets at the Knitting Factory. First on the bill was Wild International. Other than that table in the middle of the stage messing up my shots these dudes were very entertaining. I couldn’t predict any of their change ups which is always a plus. It’s kind of hard to pick a specific genre to classify the music. Definitely some folk, rock, with a little electro… Fuck it, let’s just say it’s good and you should take a listen. If it tickles a funny bone or two than by all means hit them up on facebook and let them know about themselves. Enjoy!
After some much needed rest and relaxation in the Green stage field, I made my way over to the Red stage for Spank Rock. The crowd was all fired up from DJ Rufio so once Spank Rock hit the stage it was an instant party. He came out with a full red jump suit on and just about knee high boots, looking like the love child of Will I Am and Latoya Jackson. From what I hear he’s always styling on stage. If there was a roof to be torn down it definitely would of came down. The crowd was full of musicians partying with Spank fans. Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe meshed in with all the chaos I saw the likes of Ninjasonik, Rufio, Flatbush Zombies, and Mr Star City(Yes I’m good at my job, I know everyone by face.). Here is a little footage I captured. The sun, the heat, restraining my head from bouncing, and this riot of a crowd made this very difficult to capture. Great set Spank! Enjoy!
I never heard of the Flatbush Zombies before Converse’s showcase at The Music Hall of Williamsburg lastnight. Obviously I live under some sort of rock or something because the crowd was singing word for word and going crazy. A group of artist this dope and I’m just hearing of them now? I should be ashamed of myself.
These dudes murdered it! When was the last time you went to a hip hop show with mosh pits and crowd surfing? If you don’t know who they are I suggest you find out real quick. A bleach blonde mohawk, Platinum grills, and woman everywhere. The Flatbush Zombies are stirring shit up! Great set!
Justin Little, August 23, 2010
Lastnight I hit up Converse’s showcase at The Music Hall of Williamsburg. This was probably the best showcase I’ve been to in the last decade. It was a very personal show. Anyone who was in the crowd during the Flatbush Zombies or Action Bronson had to feel alive. Layton(the drummer from Courtesy Tier) and I both agreed this shit was incredible. I’m not going to get into specifics or anything. I’m not going to say anything about how you made it rain on the crowd with some of NYC finest greenery. I’m also not going to talk about the many pairs of $600 dollar shoes you threw onto the stage either.Action Bronson you’re the man for about a zillion reasons! PS: Jacob at Converse, thanks for the hospitality!
I went and caught The Drums over at Brooklyn Bowl lastnight. Thank you Spin Magazine and Diet Coke for a great night of music. I wasn’t in a drinking mood so I definitely drank atleast 4 of those free sodas being passed out. I’ve always thought The Drums studio stuff was good but I must say they’re about 2X’s better live. Outstanding set! Enjoy!