gigs are coming back
Primavera LA would be a good successor to the FYF Fest
reimagining the album’s challenging concepts in full scenes starring Earl and others
marks his venture into a new sonic space
very odd future
damaged in a way that changes his flow
speak profoundly, not loudly
Cigarettes After Sex are at the Ace Hotel on Friday, at the Fonda Theatre on Saturday
Earl himself gave a centered, unflashy performance, hard dark beats rapped over with only the occasional sample, he goes to that special place where syllogism and empathy meet and where misogyny and misanthropy give way to a deep and strange vision of life. Wordy and flowing, but tight in itself and subdued
On record, Earl Sweatshirt is all dark lyricism and hard vibrating beats, he rhymes his way through life and, not unlike pal Tyler, is like a rhyming diary of problems, including his health. He rescheduled this Best Buy concert from April to this Saturday due to health problems, but who would cash in their ticket when they could see one of the primary rhymers in the country? The man is one of the best, up there with his buddy Chance The Rapper, and this is a must see.
I saw Earl Sweatshirt back when he was just a name Tyler dropped, till he invited Earl on stage at Hammerstein Ballroom back in 2012, one of the best concerts of the decade and the legend became a goofy looking teen. Two albums later and Earl and Frank have emerged as the two OFs always worth the while, and the last time I saw Earl on stage, Tyler joined him on strage and they were seriously awesome. With the superb I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside under his belt, this Saturday night gig at Best Buy is a must see.
With a handful of early releases, here is some before the early review reviews, two are retreads three are new reviews, all are pretty good without changing the world.
Governors Ball Music Festival Day Three, Sunday, June 8th, 2014: Hip Hop Time, Tyler,Sweatshirt J. Cole
Girls and girls and drugs and girls. Paarty songs. “That’s why the shows so cranky because I’m high on crills right now,” Earl said during Tyler’s show and Tyler agreed. “Awesssssome” he said like he just stepped out of one of his Adult Swim TV episodes. J. Cole said he’d been drinking all day.