• BBS_KevinAbstract Kevin Abstract @ Songbyrd House March 3 2017

    Last Fall I got myself into a little trouble with the fans from The Shane Show for saying that an interview Shane did with Kevin was “flat”. Full disclosure, I couldn’t understand why a powerhouse manager like Christian Clancy would add an artist like Kevin Abstract to his roster. However, after catching Kevin on what I believe was his first stop in Washington DC I now understand what he sees.  Kevin reserves himself for his music and performances.

     

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    The fellas in Brockhampton put on a performance that didn’t disappoint. Kevin’s stage set up was engaging and something you don’t really see from an artist on their first solo tour. It was refreshing to see someone had thought about the details. DJ Romil did a nice job of warming the crowd up with the latest hits to get everyone lit. I enjoyed Kevin’s set. Having Roy Blair on stage with him backing Kevin up and singing hooks is a great look. The front part of the set was loaded with my personal favorites from his latest release American Boyfriend.  This made the last half of the show drag a bit for me. The sold out crowd and energy in the room made for a great performance. At the end of the show I made sure to stop by the merchandise booth to meet Stay Broke Nick and cop some gear. Long sleeve tour t-shirt and a hoodie that my “crush” liberated and has conveniently miss placed.

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    I’m looking forward to watching Kevin Abstract grow. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye Brockhampton gang.

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  • coliseum-12-cover-back Review: SO {Standing Ovation} COLISEUM

    _SO (Standing Ovation) is a hip-hop duo that consists of producer Bronze Baby Shoes out of Virgina and vocalist/lyricist The Character. The two have been honing their skills for a while and last year released their five-track, EP Echo Park. It was raw but automatically showed their abilities to create a unique sound that if built upon could be something worthwhile. Now their back with their much-improved latest release Coliseum.

    The sound of _SO’s Coliseum is what makes the first impression. Bronze Baby Shoes paints these canvases with electronic instrumentals that have an undercurrent dark edge to them. It very nearly has a cyberpunk to some of the tracks.  The title cut “SO” and “Out” have that feel to them as if your listening to the sound of a  futuristic underworld.  There’s also influences coming from cloud rap mainly coming from a track like “Lines” which is the most chill track on the project and also the most pristine. Still, for the most part, their sound is a unique blend of styles. ‘

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