This past Friday at the WindUp Space was a really fun record release show for Shark Tank. The new album is quite good, and the show had some of the best of Baltimore there to help herald it in. I managed to get a bit of video, which I've posted in easily digestible bites.
The show got started with Neal Tyson, a.k.a. the Plural MC. See him below getting the evening rolling properly with his girl Pink Trash, with a track entitled "CopyCat Flow".
Moss of Aura followed with J. Gerritt Welmers' usual blend of synth-smoothness and beauty.
Just when things seemed to be headed in an intelligent direction, along came Ed Schrader who blew all our minds. I admit, I ran a little long with Ed's post. I couldn't help myself. To me, as much of an Ed Schrader performance of any kind is just witnessing Ed being himself. He turned out a lot of the lights so the video is grainy, but despite all that I included more than half of the show in this Vimeo video below. Ed and Devlin killed it, and the preamble to the set and the banter between songs is hilarious. Full disclosure: Ed and I collaborated on seasons 2 & 3 of "The Ed Schrader Show", so I may be partisan.
Ed Schrader Live 02/11/11 from Guy Werner on Vimeo.
Shark Tank came out with the audience primed for and expecting a good time. What they received was a great set put forth by a dynamic mix of MC's, all well-versed in both battle and entertainment. Comprised of Lord Grunge of Grand Buffet fame, B Rich from Kingston, Ontario and Baltimore's own Height and Mickey Free. This all-star cast has a brand new full-length that demands attention. Sadly I was having some sound issues during their set but I had to post at least a little. Below, with a bit of clipping, is their opener "Red Rain", followed by "Aces of Cake".
Want the album? Find it here. Check out their video for "Don't Shoot" below. Nice.