Courtesy of the Social Science Student Council, the University of Western Ontario’s Mustang Lounge on January 10 was host to the first stop of Mac Miller’s Larry Fisherman tour with guests The Come Up, Rich Kidd and SonReal. Virtually selling out as quickly as announced with just over 1,100 confirmed on facebook, which isn’t surprising. The following Mac Miller has created for himself since emerging practically out of nowhere back in ‘09 is literally devouring, with fans from “hipsters”, party go’ers and hip hop heads alike. Comparing himself to a modern “ A Tribe Called Quest mixed with The Doors”, Mac Miller has a very humble attitude, stating himself he still has a lot to learn. Being the first indie act in over a decade to have a number one album, selling out at every venue from his first tour to present day, there is no telling what lies ahead in the near future for the young Pittsburgh artist. Hit the jump to read the full review!
Have you ever heard someone say there is a lot of talent in this room? Well that phrase could definitely be applied to Friday’s event at Fanshawe College’s The Outback Shack’s “New Music Night” Head lined by SonReal and Rich Kidd, who have been touring to various cities acrossCanada promoting their new LP The Closers since it came out October 16th, London was host to their second last stop before wrapping up the tour in Toronto at the Rivoli.Click on the link to read the entire review
On Friday November 23rd, Seattle emcee Macklemore made his way to the Sound Academy in Toronto to perform in front of a sold out crowd as a part of his Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Heist Tour. For Macklemore, 2012 has been a great year; he released his album The Heist independently to critical and commercial acclaim. During its first week on sale the album hit number one on the iTunes Charts and number two on the Billboard Hot 200 Charts. His videos for the singles “Thrift Shop” and “Same Love” have over 7 million views on YouTube and everyone from Ellen DeGeneres to GQ magazine to Rolling Stone have jumped on the Macklemore bandwagon. Click on the link to read the entire review
This Sunday October 21, “The 2050 Tour” touches down in London, Ontario at the Budweiser Gardens featuring artists Wiz Khalifa & Taylor Gang. Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe, Tuki Carter and Berner. Usually we just assign this review to a member of The Come Up Show team but we want to give a chance to passionate fans of Wiz and company to be able to attend the full concert and write a great review about this concert. No formal experience is necessary but you do have to be confident in your writing ability. Take a look at our past concert reviews and see if you got the chops to do so. You will get direction from us on how to write a great review and what to look for but we aren't your grammar teachers! Requirements. Valid Legal ID. You don't need to be 19+. Must be able to attend concert from 6pm-10pm. Acceptable writing skill and experience. Send an example of your writing. Essay, Short story, review etc to chedo(at)thecomeupshow(dot)com Deadline to submit Thursday October 18 5pm ET.
Over the summer, SonReal and Rich Kidd announced they would be collaborating on an EP to be released through Black Box. After hitting the studio in Toronto and Los Angeles, the duo's catalog grew from an EP into a full-blown album titled The Closers, which is being released this Tuesday, October 16th. The Closers is an infectious album, combining SonReal's talent for crafting hooks with Rich Kidd's production talents - not to mention each artists' strength on the mic. Ever since collaborating on SonReal's "Already There", their chemistry on a record has been evident, and steadily improving. On The Closers, they mesh together perfectly. Stream "Best Believe" below, and hit the skip to read the track-by-track breakdown (streams included).