Free Love- live performance by Marc E. Bassy (Ace Hotel, New York, NY) from Lifeofacitygal on Vimeo.
Only in New York can you go to brunch and randomly run into one of your favorite artists. That’s exactly what happened to me. While having brunch in the Soho, I ran into the one and only Marc E. Bassy. We had a quick convo about his music and recent performance with G-Eazy the week prior at the The Endless Summer Tour. He then mentioned he was having a new EP dropping the following Friday and was having an intimate show coming up if I wanted to attend. I was stoked!
The show took place at the Ace Hotel in Flatiron, New York and was nothing short of amazing. Open bar and great summer vibes are always a good combination for a great night. Marc performed songs from his album ‘East Hollywood’ including my favorites ‘Free Love’ and Some things never change’. Since the new EP, Groovy People, was coming out he made sure to perform songs from that as well. My favorite from this one is ‘Subway Car’. Who knew a typical day out brunching would turn into not only meeting one of my favorite artists right now but also a personal invite to the show. Could life be any better? Marc E. Bassy is truly talented and has a great voice. Be sure to cop his new EP, Groovy People, and check out his other music as well. You won’t be disappointed.
Some things never change- Marc E. Bassy (Ace Hotel, New York, NY) from Lifeofacitygal on Vimeo.
The Endless Summer Tour headlined by G-Eazy and Logic was definitely a good summer concert to partake in. The tickets were very reasonably priced and the show included both Memphis’ own Yo Gotti and Mr. Bompton himself, better known as YG. I am definitely a fan of the latter 2 artists and figured the price was a steal so why not. I didn’t know what to expect at this concert so I went in to enjoy the experience. Unfortunately, I missed YG opening the concert but caught Yo Gotti. He performed a good line of music including the summer classic ‘Down in the DM’ and even gave a verse from a new song entitled ‘Wait for it’. Luckily, YG came back out to join G-Eazy to perform the remix for the ode to Donald Trump. We all know the title by now. Glad I was able to catch a performance by him.
Logic then came out to keep the crowd’s hype going. His new project, Bobby Tarintino, also had just dropped so he was able to perform both old and new tracks. I was astounded at the crowd’s response. Singing line for line, never missing a beat. After the response I saw Logic received, I couldn’t wait to see how it would go for G-Eazy. Man, it only got better. I heard a couple of songs from G-Eazy and was glad to hear them live including the popular songs like Me, Myself and I, Order More, and Drifting. G-Eazy also made sure to bring out special guests including Jadakiss, Ty Dolla Sign and Marc E. Bassy. All performers were great that night and I have a newfound respect for them, their craft and artistry. From seeing fans that had traveled several times to see both Logic and G-Eazy in concert and hear their stores, to Logic giving a special birthday shout out to the twins that were at the Barclays Center that night, to rocking the crowd the way they all did. Kudos to all of the performers. I love expanding my music catalog and experiencing a great concert. The Endless Summer Tour was a great way to keep the flow of summer music vibes in NYC. Enjoy some of the video footage I was able to capture and check out the new music from all of the artists mentioned.
One of the most highly anticipated albums of 2016, Views, has finally arrived and in my opinion, met its expectations. Views is coming from the one and only Drake and to add to the hype of this album, he decided to do several pop-ups before its actual release on 4.29.16. New York was the location for the first pop-up store sponsored by Beats by Dre. Fans like myself were able to pick up the tee pictured above complimentary to show his appreciation and also keep focus and high energy on the long awaited album. Nothing too fancy on the inside of the store; just a ton of Views tees on clothing racks with either the black or white background. Fortunately, I was able to get a black one. Although some may say Views has just too much singing and gives more of an R&B feel, the melodic tunes, music samples and production are just a few things that I happen to love about this album. It definitely takes me back to how I felt once Take Care came out and gives a similar vibe and tone to me. To say the least, Drake continues to stay on top of the game. OVO definitely keeps him busy and I am looking forward to the Summer Sixteen Tour which was also made available for ticket purchase on the day of the release.