Last night, I went with @b0dylanguage to the Flying Lotus concert last night at the Poisson Rouge on Bleecker Street. Flying Lotus makes spaced out electronic beats, heavily influenced by hip-hop. His stuff is pretty avante-garde and out there.
I didn’t realize how much people hype him up until I went to the concert. Some compare Flying Lotus to a John Lennon or a Jimi Hendrix. I don’t listen to enough music to make hyperbolic statements like that, but Thom Yorke from Radiohead was at the concert….that probably means something.
I made the responsible decision to leave at 1am, so I didn’t actually get to see Flying Lotus. But I did see opener Nosaj Thing (pronounced “No Such Thing”, photo below) and he was aboslutely amazing. I was totally entranced listening to the most complex, layered electronic I’d ever heard, and the hip, geeked out NYU students were going crazy! Here is one of my favorite songs, 1685/Bach.