The sun was still shining bright in Philly a little after 5pm. The crowd had swelled to capacity and everyone was ready to see the indie artist that now boast two multi-platinum records. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were up next and everyone wanted to see them. You don’t have the success they have had and have sellout shows around the world with a bad stage show.
Posted in Review
Tagged A-Trak, Atrak, Black Thought, concert, Dj Premier, festival, Gary Clark Jr, Live Music, Macklemore, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Meek Mill, Naughty By Nature, Rahzel, Ray Dalton, Roots Picnic, Tee Wanz, The Roots
This past Sunday in the middle of all the cookouts and clubbing I was able to catch the Lights Out Tour featuring Kelly Rowland and The Dream. I was more interested in staring at Kelly but The Dream has plenty of hits I was interested in hearing.
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Tagged August Alsina, concert, Destiny's Child, Fillmore, Fillmore Silver Spring, IV Play, Kelly Rowland, Live Music, Rams head Live, Talk A Good Game, The Dream
Yes, I know today is not the 25th, call me an overachiever. Before I begin blogging I think a few things about the site and my post should be pointed out to keep things in context and to respond to the questions and comments I have been getting.
Why only rap/hip hop concerts?
I will go to various shows, the majority, not all, will be rap/hip-hop because that is the music that I like and I am buying the tix. Also, it makes more sense to compare similar acts.
Why doesn’t the blog have its own twitter/IG?
Once people are following the blog I will add that stuff, it’s not easy to maintain multiple accounts on social networks.
How do you find out about shows?
Google duh. Also, twitter, blogs, live nation, ticketmaster and eventbrite emails. If you find out about some before me, let me know.
What makes a good concert?
I put the categories I will be rating so if the artist does well in those categories it is a good show to me. An easier question to answer is what makes a concert bad and for that I have a long list for but will just name some of the top things that I dislike. Too many unnecessary people on stage, background track and performer not in sync, no change in song to include audience, bad sound, artist with weak or no stage presence and also an overlooked thing is song choice; people go to concerts to hear the random tracks on the album they like not just the singles or songs with videos and some artist leave those gems off the set list.
Layout is kind of blank.
I know I am working on it, options are limited until I pay more, should change as the post count goes up.
Thanks for all the feedback, I will try to continually improve the site and I will always be taking questions and suggestions.
Look out for tomorrow’s post.