MUSIC: Boo City Brings The Funk To Local 121
Saturday, November 10, 2012
local music. With people groovin' on the dancefloor and good vibes all around, Local 121 was definitely the place to be.
Zak Drummond/Born Casual
You might know him as one of the thunderous guitarists for Providence hardcore punk band Verse, but Zak Drummond as Born Casual started off the show with spinning some R&B and hip-hop to set the mood for the evening. Spinning Drake, Schoolboy Q, R. Kelly, Hudson Mohawke, Kendrick Lamar and Lil' Wayne just to name a few, Born Casual was putting on a clinic. Born Casual will be back at Local 121 with local rock & rollers Party Pigs on November 21st, a date you should definitely mark off your calendar.
The place was packed and Boo City took the stage featuring Tai Awolaju's beautiful, smooth as silk voice kicking off a dynamic performance. With Andrew Moon Bain's excellent skills guitar, Harrison Milloff slappin' the bass and a fantastic horn section with Grayson Farmer on trumpet and Frank "Ranks" Moniz on saxophone, Boo City brought the soul, funk and a whole lot more. "What's Your Deal?",
"Long Gone", "Take It Easy On Me", "Bring It On Home", "You Ain't Ready", "Go And Tell Yo' Mama", a version of Damian Marley's "Welcome To Jamrock" but this time it was called "Welcome To Boo City", a cover of Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz", "Closer" with Jahdan Blakkamore guesting on vocals, "Speak Out" and "We'll Be Just Fine" had people shuffling their feet and movin' to the beat.
Boo City's emphatic combination of jazz, ska and hip-hop along with every other genre I've mentioned earlier makes them a band that has a sound so unique without having any contemporaries and anything you can truly compare them too. Boo City has the Anchortown EP available on their website at http://www.boocitymusic.com and you can also pick up a hard copy anywhere Boo City brings those infectious rhythms everybody loves.
Another great night for local music in The Creative Capital at one of the best little music venues in the world today, next time you want to see the next kickass show at Local 121, check out the calendar page on www.local121.com for everything you need to know.
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