Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Weapon of Choice

Whilst the family were sleeping, i grabbed my kit and the keys to the car and sneaked off down to the Thekla last night just in time to catch the Central Spillz crew finishing their set and the mighty Taskforce starting theirs...

Its been a while since i did the rounds on the music scene but i've caught a few different shows in the past week or so - Million Dan at the Thekla, Kid Carpet, Roni Size and Reprazent doing a collaboration with the cassical composer William Goodchild and his orchestra at the Coslton Hall (supported by Speech DeBelle, Mercury Award winner this year...), Mogwai and Zu at the Invada Invasion, and the Weapon of Choice night.

I enjoyed seeing Central Spillz at last - i have heard about these guys on the grapevine, but i guess the fact i haven't seen them until last night is a reflection on how little i go out to Hiphop gigs these days. I've only kept half an eye on the progression of the UK Hiphop scene of late, cirtainly not as much as i used to, but i liked what CS have done with putting their twist on underground dance genres. And their rapping was super tight and very clear - good stuff! Definitely one to look out for.

Last night Taskforce gave a shout out to Bristol and mentioned how much they loved it here, and also made referrence to the first time they played in Bristol.
"1998 here on this very stage" Chester shouted...
I remember it like it was yesterday! Right then i realised i was stood by the stage with my camera and flash at the ready - just the same as i was 11 years ago when he was freestyle battling FSH brother MC El Eye of the Aspects. How time flies...










































































Respect to Cheba and the Weapon of Choice crew for staging a great gig.

1 comment:

Lil' Pete said...

So what was the Roni Size gig like?! So wanted to head over to it but could only justify one Colston Hall opening gig and 'Nature's Great Events' with the BBC Concert Orchestra won out!