Review and photos by David Zwickerhill
Thursday (2/3/11) night’s hip hop show at Port City Music Hall was not one to have missed. From a solid performance by the openers, local trio Educated Advocates, to the frenetic energy of California rapper Lyrics Born, it was a barn burner from end to end. Lyrics Born is a consummate hip hop showman and once his set starts it is high energy all the way through. Complete with a live drummer, back up singers, DJ, and keyboardist, his shows feel more like a P-Funk style jam than most rap shows. As Lyrics is fond of saying, â€œif you didn’t come to party than get the fuck outta here.â€
Here’s a behind-the-scenes video from the tour (posted before the Portland date, unfortunately, but you’ll get the idea).
Read on for more photos from the Portland, Maine show!
Lyrics Born is currently touring the West Coast. Dates below:
Feb 12 – Sebastopol, CA – Hopmonk Tavern
Feb 18 – Eureka, CA – Red Fox Tavern
Feb 19 – Bend, OR – Winterfest
Feb 20 – Crystal Bay, NV – Cal-Neva Theater
Feb 24 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine