Last Saturday we attended and were a part of the excitement that occurred at The Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club in Santa Monica. The show featured hip-hop, electronic, rock and some synthesized soul for an exciting night that featured five different artists, including three members of Minneosta music collective, Doomtree.
The opening act was Reazon, a rapper/songwriter/producer/sound designer from Minnesota who once worked with Foster The People. He performed for about 15 minutes to get things started and did mostly freestyles that not only showed his solid rap flow but his production skills.
We have been following Weapons of Audio for a while now and I was extremely grateful to be a part of their very first show in Southern California when they performed at the Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club in Santa Monica on Saturday September 24th. They were amazing and their unique style of genre blending classic rock and hip-hop truly shows their high level of talent. My two favorite tracks they performed were“Night Light”, and “If You Want Me”.
Download: Weapons of Audio – “Night Light” (featured on our BYNH 4 mixtape)
Download: Weapons of Audio – “If You Want Me”
Next came Doomtree member, Cecil Otter, who I admit we didn’t get to see much of as we were putting away our camera equipment after getting the opportunity to film Weapons of Audio‘s first LA show (video coming later this month!). However from the 5 minutes I did see of him, I felt he was very interesting and has something about him which makes him standout. Here’s my favorite Cecil Otter song, ”1999″
Cecil Otter of Doomtree – 1999
Lastly I saw Lazerbeak & Sims, two of my favorite members of Doomtree who dropped bombs and dropped rhymes throughout their set. First Lazerbeak came on stated he was going to drop some bombs which he did for about 10 minutes and the whole crowd was dancing, shaking and moving to his production.
Then Sims came out and rapped his ass off, spit some jokes in between songs and overall made it real enjoyable understanding the scene at Central SAPC, making references to the hipsters there and the Cali culture. Overall the energy was buzzing throughout the show and I highly recommend checking out I enjoy almost all of their music so here’s my three favorites I heard live from Sims and produced by Lazerbeak.
If you missed Weapons of Audio performance at this show or you didn’t but want to hear more of their “Synthesized Soul”, then be sure to check out their upcoming shows in the month of October, especially the Bonfire Acoustic Session at Dockweiler State Beach. We are sponsoring that event and we would love your support. By the way, it will be Weapons of Audio’s first ever acoustic performance so you won’t want to miss it plus it’s a party on the beach!