Mac Lethal at the Marquis, 11/20/10

Categories: Concert Reviews

Photo: Britt Chester

Mac Lethal jumped out on stage followed by his DJ, who happened to be turning 21 last night. This celebration prompted multiple requests for whiskey shots (Jameson, to be exact) and beers. "We gonna' burn some calories, we gonna' sweat tonight, get loose, put your fuckin hands up!" Lethal yelled to the crowd before dropping into "Rotten Apple Pie." He followed that with "Calm Down," a classic in the Mac Lethal cannon.

"Makeout Bandit" garnered the birthday boy two make-out sessions with front row girls, which I'm sure the guys standing next to them were totally stoked about. The Miley Cyrus/ICP/Mac Lethal remix of "Party in the USA" ultimately had everyone singing along ("So I put my blunts up/Like fuck the police/Everyday is a Saturday/Pabst Blue Ribbon like yea, Double IPA like yea") and, fittingly, 24-ounce cans of PBR were readily visible throughout the crowd.

Mac rapped "Backward," "Lithium Lips," and "Pound That Beer," before running backstage to close out. But, that wasn't the end. A beat-boxed beat from his DJ laid the foundation for an unnamed new track he hasn't even released yet, which then lead into "Jihad." The "Keep It Irish" tour took the day off today before moving onto Omaha, Nebraska, tomorrow, probably to celebrate a great tour so far and to give the birthday boy a chance to nurse an inevitable hangover.

Photo: Britt Chester

Critics Notebook:
Personal Bias: Mac Lethal shows are always full of side comments, which are a nice break from some who try too hard to push their opinions. Lethal just says what he thinks.
By The Way: Did anyone else notice the fog in Denver last night?
Random Detail: Some drunk asshole was on stage filming Mac Lethal, who then kicked him off stage with some vengeance. Who gets on stage and tries to film with a phone? Moron.

Location Info


Marquis Theater

2009 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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