Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Review: Mac Lethal at the Riot Room
I watched a woman's head bounce off the floor of the Riot Room last Friday night. A minute or two after her hard fall, she was aggressively making out with the guy who had propped her up against a wall. I wondered about the different ways the two of us were experiencing Mac Lethal's performance.
Maybe I'm reading her all wrong, but I suspect the woman is the type of Mac fan who shouts along with his atrociously juvenile mashup of "Party In the USA" and ICP's "Miracles." While I love "Pound That Beer" as much as the next red-blooded Midwesterner, I'm just not amused by gratuitous disses of Fergie and Soulja Boy.
Geeks like me would much rather hear the detailed grammar lesson offered Saturday. Mac also did extended off-mic verses that wouldn't have been out of place at a highbrow poetry reading. He's definitely reached an artistic crossroads.
"My new album sounds like this song all the way through," he recently commented at YouTube.
I can't wait.
BGO informed me that Bobby Rush, Denise LaSalle and Theotis Ealy performed at a Thanksgiving blues dance in Kansas City. I'm deeply distressed that I didn't hear about it until after the fact.
The ACBs' new video makes me laugh out loud. (Via The Pitch.)
I like the low-key trailer for Reach's forthcoming mixtape.
The drama inflicted on Deerhunter's Bradford Cox reminds me why I no longer even consider sharing approved music at this site.
What it's all about.
Kansas City Click: Lonnie McFadden entertains Tuesday at Jardine's.
Angela Hagenbach is featured at the Spirituality and All That Jazz concert Wednesday at Unity on the Plaza.
(Original image by There Stands the Glass. I didn't bother taking a photo Friday because so many fans were filming the show. Yet not a single video has been uploaded to YouTube.)