The only thing I am worried about is an M&S/Bjork split where she plays until 1am and the superjam starts then. That would f*cking blow.
I'm prepping for this as if it has already been set as reality. Luckily I have seen Bjork already so I would likely catch as much of her set as possible with enough time to head over to the Superjam set
Post by itrainmonkeys on Apr 24, 2013 13:16:02 GMT -5
Bilal Sayeed Oliver (born August 23, 1979), better known by his stage name Bilal, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is currently an independent artist residing in New York City.
Bilal is noted for his wide vocal range, his work across multiple genres, and his live performances. He has been well received, both nationally and internationally, with an extensive list of collaborations including Common, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Guru, J Dilla, Robert Glasper, The Roots, and many more.
As if this SuperJam couldn't get any funkier! Oh baby, I'd say this means "Hot Fun In The Summertime" is a LOCK, and probably many more Sly tunes as well. This is quacking AMAZING news!
This Jam needed a legendary bassist to hold down the bottom end, and we got possibly the funkiest bassist of all time. And a great vocalist to boot. It's gonna get LOW in there! Bringin' down the SEA LEVEL low! Woo!!
Didn't think it was possible, but after checking out this Bilal dude, I am now even more pumped. If I was a basketball, I would have exploded by now. This dude has pipes! And not your traditional belt-it-out pipes -- he's got kind of an eerie soul vibe, lots of mystique in that voice. I find he has a lot of the same vocal qualities as Jim, actually, but Bilal can kick into that extra guttural soul-burnin' gear that Jim can't. It all just proves that there will be NO weak links in this jam. This will be something to remember folks.
I'm thrilled. I was ready to ditch Mumford & Sons anyway. I saw them in both of their previous Roo performances and was disappointed that I went. I missed the Avett Bros. one of those times and I am kicking myself still. I liked their first album, still do... but their live show doesn't do it for me. They have some big moments, but I have been disappointed one too many times.
I'm getting there early. Good chance this will be against a big act on the Which Stage (Wu Tang Clan or R. Kelly), so the crowd might be manageable.