Wednesday nights in the city can be a hit or miss. When it was announced a few months back that Hudson Mohawke and supporting act, The-Dream (yes, you read that right) would be hitting up Webster Hall during HudMo’s Lantern tour, it was evident that this would be an unforgettable evening.
Just a few minutes after 8:30pm, The-Dream graced the stage. Wasting no time, he quickly unleashed some of his hits (“Fast Car“, “I Luv Your Girl“, “Shawty Is A 10“) all accompanied by one of the best visual displays (almost like a mini-movie). Then out of nowhere, he began to rap over Kavinsky’s “Nightcall“. For those of you that think The-Dream isn’t relevant anymore, I strongly urge you to keep a close eye on him. He’s still going places.
If you need a visual for how we were dancing when The-Dream was on, please see above.
Then it happened. To the far left of the stage, a huge neon sign, baring HudMo’s name lit up and the show was underway. Starting off his live set with ‘Lantern,’ the album’s intro track, HudMo quickly had the crowd’s attention. With HudMo on the mixer, and a live drummer and keyboardist accompanying him, the show was truly something special.
Playing a slew of his originals both new and old, there was a little bit of something for everyone. Of course, this being a HudMo show, he had to bust out some of his TNGHT tunes (“Higher Ground, “Gooo“), and that’s when the crowd went nuts; there were mosh pits a-plenty.
Winding down around 11, you could tell the crowd wanted more. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be. That being said, HUDMO PLEASE COME BACK TO NYC SOON!
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Co-written by Ted Larsen