Hoodie Allen at Summit Music Hall, 9/23/12

Categories: Last Night

092412_hoodie-allen-002.jpg
Eric Gruneisen
Hoodie Allen last night at Summit Music Hall.


HOODIE ALLEN @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 9/23/12

In the moments before Hoodie Allen took the stage at Summit Music Hall, the anticipation was reaching a breaking point, and the tension was as thick as the combination of the smoke drifting off the stage from the machines and the smoke drifting onto the stage from...other things. In the audience, elbows banged and rested on the backs in front of them as people pushed to try to get as close to the stage as possible. Everybody was trying to get closer to stage, but nobody was leaving. Anywhere remotely close to the stage, there simply wasn't room to budge.

092412_hoodie-allen-003.jpg
Eric Gruneisen
Hoodie Allen last night at Summit Music Hall.

Finally the MC walked onto the stage, and that was all he had to do to blow the lid off the place. When he launched into "The Chase is On," the roof shot into the stratosphere. Allen tacked off banger after banger, more than a couple of which sounded like they could have been number one hits, at least from below the stage. Everything sounds better live, but these sounded really, really good, the best of which being "Eighteen Cool," which was just amazing.

But the highlight of the show was, surprisingly, not his music, which is saying a lot about the spectacle that came near the end of the show. Allen explained that he had a backpack full of free gear to give away: shirts, hats and the like. The MC announced that a dance-off would decide who would take the prize, and when he asked who wanted to participate, and invariably every person within a hundred feet started screaming their throat hoarse, he looked like a kid in a candy store trying to choose.

092412_hoodie-allen-001.jpg
Eric Gruneisen
Hoodie Allen last night at Summit Music Hall.

He picked one guy because he showed him his nipples, a girl because he liked the way her face looked and two others. The first guy kind of danced, but never really got into it. The next girl got really into it, but got shown up when the girl after her took off her shirt and wrapped around Allen's neck, prompting him to say (in a reference to Chief Keef's smash), "That's the shit I do like." Finally, this sort of dorky looking kid with glasses from what he described as lame-ass Pueblo blew everyone's mind with an impressive breakdance show. He beat the girl who took her shirt off -- and that's a miracle if ever we've seen one.

With the groundwork for Allen's feel-good, lighthearted brand of hip-hop firmly established by Mac Miller before him, this could very well be the next generation of mainstream hip-hop. It cannot be overstated to what extent the crowd loved this show. There was one breathing point during the show, an acoustic rendition of "Lucky Man" about halfway through the show, but that was it. It was energy on top of energy on top of energy and, amazingly, it was never too much!

092412_g-eazy.jpg
Eric Gruneisen
G-Eazy last night at the Summit Music Hall.

Before Hoodie Allen killed it, G-Eazy killed it. Every single performer got the crowd hyped, but this show was lined up correctly. Still, if there was one thing I learned from the performances, it was that ladies love G-Eazy; they absolutely adore him. By the time he got to "Marylin," they were going bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. The show wasn't just for the fairer sex, though, Eazy was more than solid all the way through. Probably the most impressive aspect of his music was his excellent use of samples which included a wonderfully nostalgic rendition of "Runaround Sue" and a divine flip of Denver pop band Tennis's "Marathon" in "Waspy."

Location Info

Map

Summit Music Hall

1902 Blake St., Denver, CO

Category: Music


Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
8 comments
hoodiehoodie
hoodiehoodie

hey what time did hoodie actually come on stage? like as opposed to what it says on ticket web

SplytMusic
SplytMusic

@NoahHubbell thanks for the shout out in the review..I'm workin hard, hope to see you again in the future

Bri_tard23
Bri_tard23

@TheBroadwayRap The quote in the westowrd is totally nick only he would apologize for cussing haha

HoodieAllen
HoodieAllen

@NoahHubbell thanks for the review glad u had fun!

NoahHubbell
NoahHubbell

@SplytMusic no doubt. you were great. keep me updated.

NoahHubbell
NoahHubbell

@HoodieAllen Pleasure was mine. If you could share it with you fans, it would be greatly appreciated!

Now Trending

Denver Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...