Mixed Blood Majority with Toki Wright at First Avenue on June 14th, 2013.
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is this real tho?
here - this place
there - that place
where - what place
hither - to this place
thither - to that place
whither - to what place
hence - from this place
thence - from that place
whence - from what place
hitherto - up to this place
thitherto - up to that place
(whitherto - up to which place)
henceforth - From now on
thenceforth - From then on
whenceforth - from which point on
A. Toki Wright put on a great show under a tent that could barely contain the torrential thunderstorm.
B. Toki is a genuinely nice dude and super easy to talk to.
C. I really like my new haircut and new glasses.
One of the best moments of the show.
Damn, so glad someone caught this on camera! When he told us that this was his biggest show ever I knew for sure that I was witnessing something special.
How’s my weekend going? Well 3-4 days ago Sadistik emptied out a few months worth of PayPal sales in to my bank account instead of his. What an unfortunate mistake. On an unrelated note if I just take I-35 south eventually I’ll hit Mexico, right? Crushtrill.
“He put himself in timeout… For no reason.”
Submitted by: Kim
Location: Minnesota, United States
A. fucking hilarious B. Minnesota
Lemme try to break down this show.
First, Greg Grease was dope. His DJ had live vinyl scratching which was sick. He only played half of C.R.E.A.M. Dreams but it was still awesome. He had a ton of features. I went wild when he brought Meta out, but not too many people seemed to recognize him. Then Mike Mictlan came, and eventually Akrite and another dude I don’t know. It was ill and I was so pumped to see him perform songs from Black King Cole. I was a little bummed he played for 30 min, but it was still worth it to pay 15 just for that. I also bought his new album too.
Then it was Mixed Blood Majority. Lazerbeak has my same drum machine, and was banging on it the whole time. He live played out every kick and snare which is impressive. I really like Joe Horton. He’s got a smooth voice and decent presence. Crescent Moon has a great stage presence, but I just couldn’t take a dude in an open bowling shirt and fedora seriously. Overall, I am not super into their sound, probably because I am not so lyrically inclined. They had great features too. I was so excited they had Kristoff Krane up for two songs, just cuz he was the one rapper I know personally that played last night. Also, Toki Wright came on in some traditionally influenced African garb.
Sims and Astronautalis are two artists I don’t listen to a lot on my own, but they put on a phenomenal show. There were a few key moments I want to point out.
- Astronautalis had a heart to heart with the audience about moving to mpls 2 years ago and then this being his biggest show to date. It was moving to see what this show meant to him, and he put that same energy back into the crowd.
- Sims brought up POS & Mike Mictlan. They played Bangarang and it was the loudest continuous moment of the night. The crowd was pulsing and screaming at the top of their lungs (myself included). That one track almost brought the house down
- Astronautalis started out a track saying, I made this song about the South and the beat is by Cory Grindberg. I screamed as loud as I could and I was the only one in the building to do so. But it was so cool to hear that Perm recognition. Also, I coincidentally burned the identical instrumental onto a mix CD that day so it all seemed serendipitous.
After leaving, I walked out the door and right into Taylor Madrigal from Audio Perm. It talked with him for a bit. After jogging his memory I think he knew who I was, and I told him I’d be at the July 3rd showcase. I’m sure that will warrant a big post of its own.