Sunday night at the Avalon in Sacramento, CA there was some live hip hop. I planned on going to this show about a month ago. One, its live hip hop, not “heres my cd,” or “nah bruh, skip that track.” There will be bands. Two, Doey Rock is performing, and is nice on the mic, and the beats he’s on have variety. If he feels the beat, he kills it. Three, I can take some photos. So anyways fast forward to Sunday night, I’m about to fall asleep, and just happen to go to some website that had a flier for the show. So back out of bed to the show. I’ve never been here. I did read a review though about the ladies room being right along the wall of the dance floor, so you can basically look inside the restroom each time the door is open. So I get there and Feva in the Funkhouse is playing. They were just finishing their last song. Wasnt a lot of folk there on a Sunday night, but if this is something they plan on doing again during the Summer, it will be twice as full. Sacramento needs it. The sound was good too during their set. Doey Rock came on next. Rocked it. I do not know any of his songs, I was just happy to hear some live hip hop.
Low light, needs flash, and sometimes doesnt, if there is a reading lamp, behind the drummer. Hip Hop happend. Underground beats, caused ladies to shake their halloween treats, and fellas to move their, well wave their hands. It was hot in cap garage. Random Abiladeze, TAIS Music Group, Prozak Morris, was there someone else?
Went out to see Random Abiladeze at the Cap Garage in downtown Sacramento, CA. There was a good turn out, good crowd response, and a good performance from MLS, and Random. I didnt catch the other performers 241 or Live Manikins.
Five other bands played, and I forgot the names, but I missed them all. I really went to see the Faceless. They were awesome even without their bassist.
A couple of weeks ago I was asked to take some shots of a local Steely Dan cover band, called Steely Scam. It was there first show in a couple years and wanted some moments recorded. Its been so long, I got caught up a few times watching them play. They are really good.