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So unfortunately due to strict camera/media rules this is the best shot I could get at the show last night. It’s pretty fitting considering the way this guys career seems to be exploding due in part to that exact elusiveness with the media. Anyway, I’m pretty terrible at “reviews” so to speak. So I apologize. This highly anticipated show was exactly what I was expecting. Pretty awesome. Got to The Mod Club early to drop of my camera gear and there was a line-up already. Came back @ 8pm to find this –
The doors opened around 8:30 and the club was packed at 9:20. Drake showed up on the balcony around 9:30 causing a nice commotion including a few flashers. The Weeknd (a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye) and his three piece band took the stage at 10pm, and opened right away with High For This (featured in the Entourage final season trailers). The crowd went nuts immediately. I’ve seen less of a response for MGMT. The rest of the set was no different. I managed to snag a set list from the stage, and also managed to meet the man himself and get it signed. I’m thinking this is gonna be framed for the new place! Boh!
For a much more in-depth and well written review/article on the show visit The Grid TO where Jon Dekal manages to do a fine job.
Jun 26, 2011 0
Say what you want about Drake but you have to acknowledge that the 3 tracks he has released over the past few weeks via YouTube are at the very least different from most everything else that the mainstream ear-vomit factory has been producing – and its nice to see someone just letting good music build its own popularity rather than by waves and waves and hype and bullshit marketing.
By now most people have heard of RnB project The Weeknd and the affiliation to one of the biggest names in Hip Hop certainty isn’t hurting him. Neither is having Martin “Doc” McKinney behind the scenes. McKinney has produced a tonne of stuff including Estheros‘ first album.
The Weeknd has been slowly building towards another mixtape after House of Balloons reworks this Drake tune ever so well.
Mar 27, 2011 0
RnB remixes, edits, reworks, are just all the rage these days – you can’t really touch taking a good vocal (new or old) and laying it on top of a nice new electronic beat. In this case we can avoid the need for the new beat as The Weekend lay down just an eerily dope tune from their free to download album House of Balloons, called The Morning. It manages to nail that gaudy hip hop esthetic via its cruel lyrics and remain quite the nice tune otherwise.