Rawk. Can't wait to see the other pics.
As requested, here's the set list from night #2, Tuesday night's show:
01. Trouble-(Yusuf Islam)
02. Brain Damage-(Waters)
04. Cant Keep
05. Without You
06. Man Of The Hour
07. I Am Mine
08. Needle and The Damage Done-(Young)
11. Long Nights w/ Glen Hansard
12. ?(Improv)? (appears to be extemporaneous lyrics about nature and change. Runs directly into the next song)
13. Far Behind
15. Good Woman-(Chan Marshall)
16. Parting Ways
Encore Break 1
19. Santa Cruz
21. Pump Organ
22. Just Breathe
23. Corduroy (played on acoustic guitar)
24. Society w/ Glen Hansard-(Hannan)
25. Sleepless Nights w/ Glen Hansard-(Bryant, Bryant) [busking-no mics or PA)
26. Falling Slowly w/ Glen Hansard-(Hansard, Irglov)
27. Rockin In The Free World-(Young)
Encore Break 2
28. Hard Sun w/ Glen Hansard-(Petersong)
29. Dream A Little Dream-(Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andree)
Thanks Eve! I'm working on getting Tuesday night's set list. If I do get it, I'll be sure to post it here.
Great review!! Do you happen to have the set list from night two?
Hi Leilani, thanks for keeping us informed about local music!
Rush, is an experience in progressive Rock that should not be missed. Of all the progressive rock groups that have come and gone; Rush keeps the music flying high for their fans and a new prospective of fans. I enjoyed Gabe Echazabals review of their concert and wished I had gone to it. For those who wish to go into the progressive rock arena, Rush is the learning tool.
Guavaween was a total bust and waste of time. What next, send your chamber of commerce to New Orleans and convince them to cancel Marti Gras? Exactly what is wrong with having an adult activity? And tell me what helps the local economy more, a few thousands paying $20 for a music festival or 15,000 paying $17 then pouring that money back into the economy by paying local workers to setup and tear down the fencing, cleaning the streets, paying overtime to the police etc. Tampa already has lots of run of the mill festivals like every other city in the country, why kill the one event that makes us unique? What i read in this article was the festival idea didn't fly. I can go down to Ybor on any weekend to hear a band and go to the bars. Why change a special event into a run of the mill night out?
Totally loved the show! Samurai Shotgun totally cut off my fucking head with that one. Astronautalis was surprisingly great as well (that freestyle rap was outrageous!). I was one of like 5 or 6 people that paid the extra to meet the Flobots and it was awesome (one of the other fans did backflips on his jacked-up hydrolic pogostick after the show for them & the rest of the lingering crowd).
Of course no one went to the businesses during Guavaween, you paid to get in the fences and then a lot of places had ridiculously high cover charges.
Samurai Shotgun continues to put on badass shows in multiple venues. I have seen these guys a few time far and wide. These bands were definitely worth every penny, this show was incredible. Astronautalis surprised the hell out of me and I was already pumped to see the Flobots. This was honestly one of the best shows I have seen in awhile and one of the best times I've had in Ybor in a while. I look forward to future Samurai Shotgun shows!
Ani is awesome, Feminist power! I learned about her some in Jennifer Baumgardner's books and she has mellowed out now but still awesome.
First off SHOUTOUT to Infinite Skillz for ripping it as always! Second, so te fact that GZA ripped track after track from one the best solo joints the 90's was blessed with, no hype man, 1 emcee with one microphone equals a lackluster performance to Mr. Wilson and Mr Silverstein. Oh and by the way he's 42. Old school. No theatrics needed. I am a self professed true hip hop head and I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. And from where I sat (in the center of the crowd) so did everyone else. Your article suggests you had different aspirations for his show. That fault is yours, not his. I went in expecting to see GZA rip a mic, and that's what I got.
Killer Mike was dope and deserves all the credit and success he has coming to him. I bounced around in the crowd and partied it up with the over 800 people that came out to see Hip Hop on a Wednesday night.
Bear Hands were really nice guys and fans of Hip Hop and good music in general and I personally heard people comment on how good they sounded and wanted to hurry back in to the stage area to hear the rest of their set.
But Andrew couldn't have been more wrong about GZA's energy or interest levels. The delivery, as Mr. Silverstein said was spot on and worth the price of admission alone. That is part of performing. Vocal clarity is a hallmark of professional emcees. Even with my ears plugged to combat the massive speakers I stood next to I could hear every syllable. Maybe the PA sounded muddy from Andrew's vantage point. He clearly missed my set so perhaps he was stuck somewhere in the back or off to an extreme side. I didn't see him so I guess we are even. But if you go to a Hip Hop concert looking for punk rock energy you will often be disappointed. I mean maybe you can check for MGK or Wacka Flocka but that isn't who GZA is or even needs to be. I saw him perform the same set, still without a band 2 days later at the A3C festival in Atlanta.
On a Friday. Not on a Wednesday like the show in question when you know unfortunately the major acts are using this a stop through to get to the bigger cities.
Guess what? Same level of animation. Same impeccable delivery. Same very appreciative crowd. It is an uper level emcee skill when you can stand at the edge of the stage, deliver half a bar and have the crowd finish your line while jumping up and down. GZA doesn't have to jump. His words do.
What is disappointing is that a publication I have contributed to and will continue to contribute to didn't see fit to even mention me. The article mentions a band that wasn't even there but nothing for the guy that lives and works in your subscription area. I'd be lying if I said I didn't take this as a diss. I guess I have a lot more work to do get some respect not just for myself but for Hip Hop in general.
Thanks for the motivation.
So I guess I was invisible???
Sorry I missed it. I, too, was mortified by the gyrating hippie at The Daily Show.
Rad Article, Thanks Shae!!!
Being ever so close to sixty years old. I was not the oldest one their Rocking Out!!
Not up in the front, Dave...the sweat was pouring off of us up there...not a complaint; we were tightly packed up there by choice and we enjoyed the hell out of it that way...
What do you mean "Sweaty, Sticky" , it was chilled throughout the night and comfortable.
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