Thursday, April 14, 2005

"I'm Just Sittin' Here"

Us and the Doolicks went to see Dizzee Rascal the other night. He's one of our favorite artists at the moment. In the UK, he's huge but he's still fighting to make it here. There were about 500 or so people at the show at the Parish Tuesday night. For the most part, it was a great show though it could have been louder (not enough bass pumpin' in my chest). The crowd was its usual Austin self at first until Dizzee and his backup man got everybody jumpin'. He was definitely psyched to be back, making a couple of references to his SXSW showcase last year. The set lasted about an hour and twenty minutes and included a few new songs too. He ended with the Billy Squier-sampling "Fix Up, Look Sharp" which is a truly kick-ass track. Unfortunately (and he did this on "Dream" as well), about halfway thru, they changed the beats to something totally different. As the kids say, WTF? He's got me jumping up and down like I'm half my age and then pulls the floor out from under me. Other than that, killer show (and Lil' Doolick got the live intro to UK grime; sweet).

Go get yourself some Dizzee.


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