Who: BLOK (Damien B, Jesse St. John & Gianna Gianna)
Where: DTLA Pow Wow @ The Sex, Los Angeles, CA
When: July 24th, 2010
Similar Artists: M.I.A., Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Sleigh Bells
Listen up! I’m freshly back from a trip, and the BLOK show I attended is stuck on repeat in my solar plexus. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, BLOK is poised to take the world by storm. They are completely unique in their approach to music and performance. Attending their show is like watching a frenetic-kinetic piece of art eject fast lyrical rhymes set to throbbing funk and hip-hop beats. The wild performance entices and ensnares the audience into becoming part of the experience. It’s impossible not to dance and lose yourself in the beat. In fact, I found it challenging to steady my camera without grooving my limbs at the same time. I had to intermittently pause and hope I captured clear shots. These kids are fast and furious! I’m convinced they could power your city with the amount of collective energy generated on stage.
On August 3rd, BLOK debuted their first single Lair of the White Worm, on iTunes. You would be crazy not to download it for a whopping .99 cents!
Click this official iTunes link: Download Lair of the White Worm by BLOK on iTunes.
You can preview their new EP, scheduled for Fall release, on their MySpace page.
Click This Once: BLOK’s Official MySpace Page
Click This Twice: BLOK’s Official Facebook Page
Click This Thrice: BLOK’s Official YouTube Channel
*Note: View my previous BLOK posts from May: BLOK Award-Winning Hip-Hop Group & BLOK What You Want.