Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on December 19, 2011

photos by Erik Erikson

G-Side @ Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn

We've been busy throwing BrooklynVegan live shows this month, and slow to post about them. Back before we started throwing the term "holiday party" into the mix (times three), we put together and presented what ended up being one of my favorite shows of the year: G-Side, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, and Cities Aviv at Glasslands on 12/6. As extremely talented G-Side backup singer Joi Tiffany put it, "THE NEW YORK SHOW WAS MF CRAZY!!!!!!" The NY Times was also there:

" The show featured three acts -- G-Side, the headliner, from Huntsville, Ala.; the rapper whose name is printable only when shortened to eXquire, from Brooklyn; and Cities Aviv, from Memphis. Each of these acts tells a story about making hip-hop on the fringes of the mainstream in 2011, but the stories are not the same.

At best, they have tradition in common -- not outright nostalgists, or unreasonably emulative, they owe a heavy stylistic debt to the 1990s, both the mainstream and the underground."

Read the review at NYTimes.com. More pictures and some videos from the craziness, below...

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Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Cities Aviv

Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire

Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire

Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire

Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire

Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire

Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire

Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire

Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire

Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire

G-Side

G-Side @ Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn-Recognize

G-Side @ Glasslands Gallery-Who's Hood

G-side @ Glasslands Gallery-Relaxin

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Comments (12)

crazy

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 4:42 PM


Glasslands and hip-hop? It's like mixin vodka and milk

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 4:44 PM

Flash photos???

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 4:44 PM

yes, crappy flash photos.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 4:54 PM

no video cameras on stage, 7 inches away from performer = zero trve hip hop points

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:00 PM

honestly, this looks boring

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:16 PM

@4:44 wow, so weird that he would use flash. and at a hip-hop music event no less!!!! never mind the other guy in one of the photos with a flash on.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 5:18 PM

this show was the opposite of boring

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2011 8:31 PM

(c)rap

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 10:17 AM

that j-shep, holy shit!

Posted by Chazz Madrigal | December 20, 2011 1:04 PM

Is the tall skinny Milkman guy with the two Wisconsonites supposed to be somebody? I saw him at the Big Freedia show at Public Assembly a couple weeks back. Didn't know that was his schtick

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011 10:24 PM

everyone looks like they are having a blast.

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 1:42 PM

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