We love Black Locust Society. Who else throws a free party as a fundraiser for another
free party? Absolutely no one, that's who!
The fundraiser for their upcoming SWARM party brought the usual BLS hip-hop squad to the stage of Green Room, rounded out by the psych-blues shouts of the Casey Hopkins Duo, and the garage-party jump of the Gun Hoes.
The event included: MC Gaps waking up his father via phone call to sing happy birthday mid-set, complete with a bar full of shouting voices backing him up, the Gun Hoes (now featuring a Jellyfish Brother on bass) killing it with a set of hyper-active garage rock, Casey Hopkins' completely devastating and fuzzy take on Zeppelin and Hendrix classics.
Then there was Astrea Corp bending time and space with its atmospheric R&B conjuring, and the inevitable final MC melee of Bleubird, Jabrjaw, Gaps, and Protoman (with unofficial hype man Ben "the Baptist" Baptiste) which managed to scare even Green Room's über-professional sound-system into a short circuit.
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