Dom Kennedy at Larimer Lounge, 12/03/12
Antonio Valenzuela DJ K-Tone held things down last night at the Larimer Lounge.
Earlier in the night, DJ K-Tone got things going. The all-ages show was half full by 9 p.m. with a good mixture of heads sporting snap-backs and fitted hats and plenty of young ladies out numbering the guys at the front of the stage during DJ K-tone's set. As always, K-tone rocked a Rockies fitted and played a healthy mix of local hits, treating the younger crowd to new records from Pries and Trev Rich, the newly christened rapper previously known as Rockie.
K-tone rocked for another hour getting the crowd properly warmed up for L-Keys. Easily identifiable in his thriller-type red leather coat, Keys took the stage with DJ Bigspade and got things going with the club banger "Back It Up." The crowd reacted well to every song Keys rocked. Mid set, Keys asked, "Where all my weed smokers at?" before offering up renditions of "Good Times" by Styles P and "I Got Five on It," by the Luniz.
Antonio Valenzuela L Keys finished getting the crowd good and warmed up for Dom Kennedy last night at the Larimer Lounge.
Personal Bias: I was personally impressed with how relaxed Dom Kennedy was, along with how many people knew his material. He definitely keeps that California persona alive.
Random Detail: Just before Kennedy hit the stage, OpM member Niko G4 performed for a bit. The crowd didn't seem to know many of his joints, but his admirable performance was well received, particularly when he said, "I'm take yall to where I'm from" and then served up a song about Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles and Remy Martin.
By the Way: Larimer Lounge has a smoking area all the way in the back of the venue, and making your way through the crowd can be difficult.