Wednesday April 19 was another great night of divergent music styles sharing a bill, as DJ RJD2 played to a sold out Lincoln Hall in Chicago, with guests Why So White and Young General setting the mood.
First up was General and his band FiveSTAR, something of an all-star lineup featuring guitarist Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine, The HUE), drummer Greg Fundis (56 Hope Road, Math Games), bassist Matt Longbons (Katastrofist), and DJ My Boy Elroy (Digital Tape Machine, Liquid Soul).
Young General and co. performed their brand of hip-hop rock, delighting the crowd to Young G standard “White Sox Fitted” and bringing in guests Rich Jones (“8th Quarter Zip Zip”) and Ashley Good (“Tinted Glass”).
When the closing chords of Tinted Glass rippled through Lincoln Hall, it was time for Why So White, a hip-hop jam band replete with a horn section and shirtless, crowd-inciting MCs. They were a fluid bridge from FiveSTAR to RJD2, pushing the masses to frenzy with their bass lines and jump-arounds, and especially with the memorable hook “You only get one life” that reverberated from the standing crowd to the balcony.
This was Why So White’s second show at Lincoln Hall, and they provided another fantastic night of music. When they left the stage the crowd was sweaty, inspired, and ready for RJD2. And the headliner didn’t disappoint; accompanying his performance was a massive screen over the stage that broadcast cartoon clips, as well as an image of RJD2′s hands working his beat pads. It was sort of hypnotic, and an interesting way to bring the crowd into a solo, digital performance.
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