Cardi B Live @AVN Awards 1/26/19

One of the most popular artists currently and if I hear “deez is bloody shoes” song one more time in a club I’m going to punch a baby kitten! However the chick has talent no doubt and is great live. She came on as a surprise to many of us at the AVN Awards in vegas, but did not disappoint. She had on a cool attire and did all her popular songs keeping the crowd dancing and lively. I can appreciate artists that do their songs and never stop and make the crowd sing any hooks or lyrics because that shit is lazy. Give us the songs YOU sing best and she did that.

Travis Thompson Live @Showbox Market 12/21/18

Young 21yr old kid coming straight out of Burien, WA and rep’n the street Ambaum harrrd. I can relate because I represent West Seattle to the fullest so be proud of where you came from no matter what it looked like then or now. This guy has great lyrics and isn’t faking to be someone he is not. Even makes jokes in his lyrics of stealing costco samples and riding the bus with his friends. Yet also dreams of taking care of his parents if he ever makes it big. I have ran into this dude several times around town and at shows, I have tried to get connected with him to help put him in shows along side others I know but he does the “talk to my manager thing” so hopefully they know something I don’t know because this was the first time he headlined a show since being around years prior. He’s great live and good for him for performing at an historical venue known as the Showbox Market. The showbox has great vantage points, 2 bars on each side and good sound quality inside. It was rumored that this venue is potentially set to be demolished so hopefully that doesn’t happen.

Bhad Baby Live @bumbershoot 9/1/18

Better known as the “cash me outside girl” which was an internet sensation that everyone and their mom wanted to quote followed by “how bow dat” which made her famous. She is also a rapper and surprisingly not terrible at all. She speaks of growing up poor and happy to be able to buy Gucci and expensive shit now. She was great live and seemed confident on stage doing her thing. Let’s also agree she ain’t very bad to look at each other especially because I have a thing for fake red hair all day long. However keep it at bay fellas she is only like 15yrs old so call me in 10yrs Bhad Baby. Check her out.

Chromeo Live @bumbershoot 9/1/18

I missed them when they did a show in Seattle about a year or so prior but well worth the wait. I saw this show in the Seattle center during bumbershoot which is a large music festival. It was at night so the lights and effects they had were amazing. Sounded great if not even better live. The guitars and synthesizers meshing together making music masterpieces. Well worth the money wherever these guys are playing.

G Perico Live @Neumos 12/15/18

This is the hardest rapper out there. You think different? You go tell him yourself. We haven’t seen an era of Gangsta rap like this since Eazy-E, Celly-Cel, Tupac, Brotha Lynch all rolled into one. Sporting a Jeri curl and some royal blue chucks, it’s obvious what he is representing. The lyrics tell his story and Perico claims the streets of CA can back up his truths. New to the rap game due to lack of options since his release, G Perico is the one to look for if you want that 90’s feel with new updated tracks in your car. This was probably the best rap concert i’ve seen so far. When he goes acapella with tracks you already know, proving he isn’t lip syncing shit nor needing any background noise to prove his point. Keeps the crowd engaged and crip walks in skinny jeans, this is the dude. He says;

” Bitch, I’m a player, gangster, pimp, mac, had a forty squeezed on me and I lived through that
Don’t come around here askin’ no questions
‘Cause I’mma assume that yo’ ass is a detective” .

~G Perico

Nelly Movie (2016)

Cast: Mylène Mackay, Emmanuel Schwartz, Marie-Claude Guérin

This shows me how conservative our country is. This legendary movie should be Oscar worthy. A story of a Canadian woman who whores herself for high priced life luxuries. Never needed to work a day in her life, then writes a popular erotic novel detailing her experiences in the most tasteful pleasureful description possible. However you are devastated already knowing this is based on the true story of her dying tragically during her books release. Despite this knowledge of the story the director captures her life and how beautiful she could write words.  This is so fucking erotically raw and real that you feel you are actually living your life beside hers just watching the movie. YOU BADLY WANT TO SAVE THIS WOMAN THE ENTIRE TIME !!! ….but you can’t. Showing all of us that once a person is damaged beyond repair. They can’t be saved. Ever. So be nice mutherfuckers.

Akira Movie (1988)

 Forget that it’s Japanese Anime and you assume it’s for computer geeks. No. This movie is about the original biker bad ass “Kaneda”, who is the leader of his NEO Tokyo biker gang in a city that was blown away by a WW3 nuclear blast. A city ran by military, biker gangs, street punks and city militias protesting under Marshal Law. A story of best friends protecting each other since grade school in a futuristic city. This is a Sci-Fi genius for its time of 1988 and at that time the most expensive anime movie budget ever, of 9M. The story of Akira, what it means, what it represents and who or what it is. Check this one out to have a whole new take on Japanese Anime and how it can manipulate things regular film can’t. 

We Are Your Friends Movie (2015)

Cast: Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Wes Bentley

There is always a time in every actors career where they do a performance that they can never exceed again. They will go on to have other great roles but always that 1 movie that they can never surpass. This is Zac Efron’s moment. This is a story of Millennial poetry, love, TRUE unconditional friendship, music and the entire mechanics of being a DJ broken down into a science in how you move the crowd. As well as to why the highest paid DJs exist. This is a bold statement but this is Boyz in the Hood meets Boys in the San Fernando valley yet you engage and feel it. The ending is equally as powerful as all of the top cult classics because you allowed yourself to be open minded to the digital world.

Bomb City Movie (2018)

Cast: Dave Davis, Glenn Morshower, Luke Shelton, Henry Knotts, Logan Huffman, Dominic Gabriel, Maemae Renfrow

Limited release & True Story about the major rivalry between Punk Rockers & School Jocks in the 1990s. They say that revenge is the sweetest joy next to getting pussy but I say revenge over ALL. Taking place in a state known for Its missile silo, you have never seen such heartbreaking realism of a true story. Reminding us all to be human, love humans and treat each human equally no matter what the humans look like. There is a character in this film that I can relate to, that says in anger “I’ll never stop!”….and the rest you will just have to see for yourself. Even though you could google the story before you watched it still doesn’t take away the events leading up and how it all transpired. Check this one out and it’s semi closing statement by someone you may know gives up some things to think about.

Morris Day & The Time Live @Snoqualmie Casino 9/22/17

One of the best shows I have been to. I had been looking for years for this guy to tour. If you aren’t familiar, this band was put together by Prince himself and many of the songs you can’t tell Morris & Prince apart very close in style. Morris Day & The Time have hits of their own and the stage presence Morris brings keeps you having fun. Down to him using a mirror to do his hair during songs and jokes about how smooth he is between songs. We were all lucky to have one Prince tribute song from him at the end. This is one of the classic guys you must see and this was my first Snoqualmie show. I didn’t mind it, big flat open auditorium with folding chairs and a basic stage at the end. Check this guy out for sure.