Thursday, July 01, 2004

Come for the Rascal...stay for The Streets


via cameraphone... Posted by Hello

The Streets put on a hell of a show...no doubt. I went out to see Dizzee Rascal...Incredible rapper...lost in translation by most...Lyrics are great but totally incomprehensible . He's got great beats tho, and that keeps the attention of anyone who is willing to give him a chance. Played a solid set...

But The Streets are brilliant live. They connect with the crowd like nobody I've ever seen. Their music is totally unconventional, and once you get used to it, it really flows well. I've never given them a chance before, but after tonight...as I listen to them right now...they sound like a different band. Whereas Dizzee Rascal is a brilliant derivative of American rap, The Streets completely make their music their own...A unique mix of early British punk and post-modern hip-hop. I can finally understand what all the hype is about.

Met some random chick smoking a cigarette before the show who was hell bent on meeting Mike Skinner one way or another...We hung around the post show jawn for a minute before taking off and popping into The Belmont, where, chillin with some chick, was the man himself. She got to say hi and whatever...totally made her night. Ciaran also made sure to introduce himself...pouring some bullshit about LL Cool J or something...I couldn't stick around to listen. All in all, a great show, and a great night. Good times had by all...

2 Comments:

At 1:19 AM, Blogger Sara said...

that's a good fucking pic for a camera phone. i want to go see the streets in dc tomorrow but i am also leaving for the beach tomorrow nite. is it worth my $20?

 
At 1:54 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

I just added a mini-review. In a word, yes. Go see them...even if you don't really care for what you've heard of them before...check them out. They put on a great great show.

 

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