Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Warships Ahead.

Top: BB King's Blues Club & Grill.

Top: Idle Warship.

Top: Mr Kweli.

Was looking forward to this one, specially after a great set by P.B Wolf a week plus prior and after missing Rakim and Black Thought. This was held at BB King's Blues Club & Grill. It's about a 10 minute walk away from the hotel I was at. Was there pretty early, caught some earlier acts which were good, apart from a stupid kid shouting 'Dilla' during a DJ's set. So I realised my camera was left with just a bar of energy, and I thought that'd be another act after this current DJ one. So i walked back to the hotel, got extra cameras and a spare battery. Got back only to realise that Kweli was performing. Was in a mix of disappointment for missing the earlier parts, wondering who the people on stage were and wondering why he got the slot on earlier than expected. Then I realised that it wasn't his solo show, but it's a new project of his called Idle Warship (click on the link to check it out). It's not bad, but I was looking forward to more of his solo stuff. 'Get By' was performed and it was soo good. I have a short clip of it, and might just post it soon. Despite it not being his solo show, it was still a great experience. Got his autograph on the 'Listen' 12", and that sealed the night.

PS: Was hanging around after his set, near some reserved tables with tent cards on it. On one wrote Mos Def. Was da Mos in that house? Dangzz. The table looked too clean to have have someone there, and if they cleaned the table, why did they leave the tent card there? And there wasn't any sort of after-party after the show, cos the crew, both restaurant and sound guys were packing up. Dayemnnnnn.

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