Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Shhh... It's a secret!

AWAKE played at Shady Tavern (1206 20th) in the Heights on the 12th January 2008.

It was great! Our new drummer Derek kills it! It is an honor to be playing alongside musicians of this calibre!

Also playing that day was local hip hop artists Fat Tony and Smash Bro. Fucking great as well! Refreshing, not a bunch of guntalk/rims, etc... Rhymes were tight and the energy was definitely there. Look for these guys to be blowing up and if you get the chance to see a show, don't blow it. FAT TONY'S MySpace

Then the 2 mc's were joined by another guy for some freestyles, he was game tight as well and whereas the songs in their set showed a careful crafting of lyrics and structure, their freestyles were wild and off the chain! Spitting fast and truly freestyling, great! They were kind enough to let yours truly handle the mic for a minute. The beat was cut off to announce that a car was blocking somebody, but prolly a good thing as it cut me off and I didn't have the chance to blow it!

The last act was a local toaster whose name escapes me(Don Dadda?) but he was tight. He was accompanied by the owner of his label(Lions Blood), 'Mr. Belvedere'(aka Ginger Bread Man). Both put on an enjoyable show showcasing a different take on hip-hop than the previous group. Once I find a link for Lions Blood productions, I'll post it.

And Shady Tavern itself is a freaking great place! DO NOT MISS THE CHANCE TO ROLL OUT ON SATURDAYS(if you don't work Saturday as I do...)! You will not regret it! Beer, Wine, BYOL, and a cat cooking Gardenburgers(thanks so much! From one veggie to another!). Support this shit! This is possibly one of the cooler things to do in this city!!! JD rocks!!!!

Secret Saturday Shows.

Thanks to all involved!

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