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From ‘Acid Rap’ to ‘Back In The Tall Grass’, #30DaysinLA Parties On

posted November 23, 2014, 1:27 pm by Carlita | Filed Under Live Show Reviews, Music News | comment Leave a Comment


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Continuing the phenom live music run in the City of Angels provided to us spoiled fans by Red Bull’s #30DaysinLA, I kept the month going, attending two shows in the past week. Both were sold out and featured pumped lyric singing crowds. Starting off with Chance The Rapper, Azizi Gibson and Kamandi on The Strip at House of Blues last weekend, the whipping Santa Ana winds blew in hip-hop lovers from near and far. NZ artist/producer Kamandi kicked off the night and joined Azizi Gibson later on, who injected some humor into his set. I connected with Azizi in 2013 to chat about his international background and his connection to Flying Lotus , eventually signing to Brainfeeder. The crowd next greeted headliner Chitown star Chance The Rapper, whose profile rose astronomically with the release of his mixtape, ‘Acid Rap’, with a roar. Sporting a familiar Sox hat, which Angelenos know very well from 90’s Dre/Cube days, he fully engaged the audience who jumped, clapped and sang/rapped along with every word. Making the “juice” sweeter, Big Sean’s surprise appearance added to the roster of ridic surprise guests rolling through to show love.

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Visiting electro synth popland, I next headed to The Wiltern for another sold out show a few days later to catch Speak, Royal Quartz and Future Islands live. Lining up well together, all three acts kept the dancing going and continued the frenetic theme of previous shows. Future Islands, with its fireball of a lead singer, concluded the night, punctuated by a surprise sea of balloons cascading from the ceiling and an enormous encore. All in all, both shows made their marks in this November to remember.

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