Thursday, November 12, 2009

Geek crowd out in full force at Bottletree (and I fit right in)

My friend Hubie drove down from Huntsville last night to meet me for a concert at Bottletree. I'd had no plans to attend the show at all until he asked me if I wanted to go, but it sounded like fun.

Hubie was initially only interested in seeing the opening act, an 8-bit "Nintendo rock" act called I Fight Dragons. However, it seemed kind of silly to drive all that way for only about 30 minutes of music, so we both stayed to the end and enjoyed the entirety of the concert, which also included the hardcore punk-rap act Whole Wheat Bread, and "nerdcore" hip hop artist mc chris.

I'd seen videos from the last time mc chris was in Birmingham, but being there in person really drove home the level of enthusiasm from the crowd. I'd wager that most of my blog's readers have never heard of him, but let me tell you: the kids love them some mc chris.

A review with photos and videos from the show is posted over in my Get On With Your Nightlife blog, but here are a couple videos I didn't include there.

I Fight Dragons - "Zelda" theme, live at Bottletree

mc chris - "IG-88's '57 Chevy" and "Fett's Vette" (unedited versions)

No comments: