Friday, May 05, 2006

Ice Cube / Diamond Nights / Priestess live @ First Avenue 5/4/06

Ice Cube live @ First Avenue 5/4/06

All photos from Ice Cube here. Slideshow here. Video of "Fuck Tha Police" live here.

I think by now my second-hand weed high has worn off so I can try to summarize the events from Thursday. What a night! Almost as crazy as my Arcade Fire / M.I.A. / Architecture in Helsinki "crawl" last year. Definitely equally as fun.

First, let me start out by sending a huge "Thank you" to the ab-fab Sarah for giving me access to the night's musical entertainment. She rocks.

Kinda' weird how some nights turn out. I was just expecting to watch Diamond Nights (MySpace) and Priestess (MySpace), instead the definite highlight of the whole evening was catching Ice Cube (MySpace) in the main room. I haven't been to that level hip-hop show in a while and totally forgot what it was like...

Ice Cube's set started around 9pm. The place was packed and smelled of marijuana. The crowd was soooo into it, it's hard to describe... There was crazy dancing, waving hands into the air (like they just didn't care). Musically, Ice Cube played mainly his solo numbers. However, one definite highlight of the show was his mini-NWA tribue, which consisted of "Straight Outta Compton" and "Fuck Tha Police" among a couple of others. Another highlight, "It Was A Good Day", gave me goose bumps it was so good... Ice Cube has been around for 20 years now and definitely still is a crazy motherfucker! His new album "Laugh Now Cry Later" drops 6/6/06.

mp3: Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day

Diamond Nights live @ First Avenue 7th Street Entry 5/4/06

All photos from Diamond Nights here. Slideshow here.

After the Ice Cube set it was time to head over to the 7th Street Entry to catch Diamond Nights. Local blog Perfect Porridge wrote a good review here. I'm not a huge fan of their music, however, live these boys rocked out in a Spinal Tap/Darkness kind of way. Very entertaining to say the least! The lead singer Morgan must have spent 1/3 of the show, not on-stage, but in the crowd... And yes, their hair looked great! What a bunch of rock 'n' rollers...

Priestess live @ First Avenue 7th Street Entry 5/4/06

All photos from Priestess here. Slideshow here.

Priestess was the final band of the evening in the Entry. They really sounded great live and delivered a solid set. Had a chance to hang with them before the show for a little while... very nice guys. They played @ SxSW a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. When asked who else they watched and enjoyed during the festival, they replied "Kris Kristofferson was amazing". Funny I thought...

OK, that's it for the recap. A bit brief, I know...

Time to take a couple of days off from the old interweb thing. As you know, we here at TheRocknRollStar love Nelly Furtado and we love bootie shaking dancing action. Here's her new video:

In other news, I finally figured out who's been making some mysterious noises in my attic. Say hello to my new little squirrel roommate (bugger):

My new squirrel roommate

Enjoy your weekend,


Porridge said...

When Priestess played btwn Early Man and The Sword in March the crowd loved them, but the group I was with concurred they sounded like a cover band filled with poor Angus impersonations. Did the lead singer of Priestess tuck his guitar under his arm and pretend to shoot the crowd again?

rocknrollstar said...

Didn't stay for the whole set to be honest with you... so dunno. I would imagine he would though...

queenvick said...

Hey, I can't believe that squirrel is hanging on your window! That's hilarious..okay maybe not when you're trying to sleep and they're running around the ceiling...hey at least it gives you something to talk about. :)

rocknrollstar said...

Yeah, the squirrel has multiplied... it's a regular "house paaaaarty" in my attic now.