Thursday, January 14, 2010
Shabazz Palaces' first proper show, in Seattle, was by all accounts something special. Eric Grandy of The Stranger newspaper has written a review here.
So overwhelmed was The Seattle Times's Andrew Matson that he has refused to write a review in his post-gig delirium.
There is also some tantalising video footage, despite the sound quality. Jason Folk Bennet has uploaded the first twelve minutes of the show here and here. A cameraman with a slightly better microphone has uploaded We All Go and Chuch; thanks notioning. Even from the poor footage the tremendousness of the night is undeniably apparent.
From the rabid praise burning up hip-hop message boards, it seems that Shabazz Palaces is continuing to manifest itself in the world, just as it was meant to.