September 30th, 2008
There’s been plenty of great national acts coming through town lately, and Brooklyn hip-pop (pop-hop?) rocker/dancer/rapper/fashionista Santogold is no exception. Her self-titled debut record is a bonafide genre-bending, booty-shakin’, sing-along mash-up of punk, hip-hop, dub, and dance, and she’s been compared (both scornfully and approvingly) to M.I.A., Gwen Stefani, and Missy Elliot. I don’t normally keep these big ticket pop artists on my radar, but I actually dig her album quite a bit. Where M.I.A. can be a bit choppy and grating, Santogold is a bit more smoov; where Gwen Stefani panders to the masses with catchy dance hooks, Santogold keeps her cool, punk-rock edge. Plus she got Spank Rock rappin’ on her rekkid—he’ll make you go BUMP.
While the album is fairly solid front to back, it’s the first 4 tracks that’ll have you spittin’ gold (like here album cover—duh). Just try to forget that you heard a couple of them on those lame Bud Light Lime commercials.
MATES OF STATE
LOW VS DIAMOND
$22.50 ADV / $25.00 DOS & at the door
Doors at 7pm – All Ages