this week: all that lack of sleep suddenly caught up wiht me and i got sick =(
did make it out tuesday night to see Alice Smith, Low vs Diamond, Mates of State and Santogold at the fillmore, though!
mates of state were awesome, as always. Kori was even rocking the dress from the pic above. she had her bangs in her eyes, and she and jason couldnt stop grinning. they played a great mix of the old and new (and gave me a newfound appreciation for “jigsaw”), and put on a solid show. i was a little sad that they were opening for Santi (wouldnt it make more sense for her to open for them??), but they graciously rocked it nonetheless.
from Re-Arrange Us, My Only Offer
santi took the stage a little after 10:30, and the crowd went insane. she performed with a dj, and two backup singers / dancers in schoolgirl white and waist-high pants who wore shades, betrayed no emotions, and danced their pants off all night. put on a great show – tons of energy, genuine interactions with the audience (talk about all smiles), and fantastic execution. played some slower stuff i was surprised about, but the audience reacted pretty well. good crowd – a nice mix of indie kids and hip hoppers – santi sort of floats across the spectrum; thus her mass appeal. she even played some tracks from her mixtape with Diplo, including my favorite, “get it up” (ive posted it somewhere on this blog, i think…)
all in all, a stellar tuesday night show. except for the fact that i ended up sick as a dog on wednesday and thursday. luckily sleeping 12+ hours seemed to help a little.
oh, does anyone else think Santogold’s outfit looks a heckuva lot like Kenley’s “hip hop” outfit for Leanne on this season’s Project Runway??!? The chick is crazy, and the outfit was certainly NOT Alicia Keys or anything remotely Li’l Kim or NWA. Santi White, though, pulls it off somehow. As Li’l Mama might put it, She be Kill’n it! You know?? she stabbed that chicken in the heart!
oh, and here’s the mixtape. it’s all in one track, but it’s well worth listening to all in one piece. think ive posted bits and pieces before…
Santogold & Diplo: Top Ranking – A Diplo Dub