It’s funny how sometimes you see a genius – a great talent – and it just doesn’t stick, doesn’t connect, doesn’t mean anything. The first time I saw Thundercat I was a fan – but I hated the show. It was busy when it didn’t need to be and felt very splatter-painting/ish and I just […]
Thundercat The Festival Club Thursday, March 1 Two years ago, almost to the day, Thundercat came and saw and conquered Wellington and I was profoundly unmoved. I love the guy’s playing – and credits (outside of his own work he’s helped to make Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar and Kamasi Washington great, and that’s just for […]
Beer and music – we’re told, so often, they go together. The craft beer fellas have all aligned themselves with music, sponsoring gigs, even naming beers after bands. And anyone with a rock’n’roll story of a gig from 20 or 30 years ago often adds in some yarn about being boozed, sozzled, tipsy…or if they […]
Being a teenager in Hamilton in the seventies involved quite a bit of drinking. There wasn’t a lot to do and it seemed like one of the ways to get out at the time though it was really only a path further into itself.
Thundercat Drunk Brainfeeder The West Coast Get Down collective really made their mark with Kamasi Washington’s triple, The Epic. Famously, the sessions for that album resulted in a handful of other albums – in fact they’re still coming; the group set themselves the goal of wasting no time, so every day they turned up and […]