I’ve had Buckethead on my “to see live” list for a while. Their marketing reached me this time and when I learned he was coming to town, I got tickets. I learned about him when I was in college. There’s not much more to really say other than Buckethead is probably one of the most technically proficient guitar players living. Combined with an appearance so mysterious you can’t do anything other than look, and wonder how this man got so good.
Furthering my DC hardcore education and catching up on some of the experiences I missed back in the day I made sure to get tickets for this reunion. Dag Nasty playing a night in DC? Let’s go! I “couldn’t have timed this show any better” I thought as I walked right as they started playing their first song of the set.
*Thanks to Joesuburb for this steller video of the show.
Actually attending a live performance can make an artist endearing. Here is an example. Sure, I’ve known about Pusha T since he was on Pharrell’s label Star Trak with his brother as The Clipse. Admittedly, I’ve not really head much of his work outside of The Clipse’s and appearances on a couple of Kanye tracks. As the excitement built approaching the performance date I’d have conversations with my friend and learn some cool tid bits. One being that King Push is the CEO of Kanye’s record label GOOD Music. I made sure to listen to his new record “King Push” so I could be familiar with the material. By the end of the show I had become a fan, going through his previous releases. Back tracking and learning more. I don’t really know much else to say other than King Push’s set was compelling, endearing, and overall a good time. The crowd was live, vibe was good, and everyone seemed to really enjoy the event. It was one of the best “hip hop” shows I’ve been to in a while.