Thundercat roars through San Francisco last night
Thundercat came to the city with Channel Tres opening up.
Channel Tres opened up the night at The Warfield to an already packed house playing tunes on the turntable. What I noticed near the turntable was a stuffed animal bear (it may have been a cheetah too since we are on the topic of Thundercat). I COULD BE TOTALLY WRONG!
Channel Tres really had the crowd get into the music. Some of his songs like "Topdown", was a hit for the crowd. It's a hit for myself as well! It gets the vibe set for Thundercat.
The Warfield has a balcony level and I'd have to say, it was pretty packed already as I was photographing the entire area. One thing is for sure, Channel Tres really knows how to draw a crowd!
Thundercat aka Stephen Lee Bruner, roared on stage with a cat like backdrop, his logo, which he also had a circular mat with that same logo right below his feet. One thing is for sure, Thundercat has a badass logo! (and pants, as you see in the thumbnail photo).
He also has this amazing looking bass guitar that gives an amazing sound that emanates through the building. I would label his music sound as a jazz type that really gets you in the zone, in the mood. It is quite the opposite sound of when he was a part of Suicidal Tendencies, a thrash metal band back in the 80s. I was really surprised to learn that he was a part of them as his sound now is the total opposite!
Thundercat really cracked a lot of jokes, some jokes for mature audiences but downright funny in the least! I'd say, if you want to go to a show, be prepared for some laughs! Listen particularly to his song, "Durag". He had a funny backstory in the making of that song.
At one point, one person shouted, "What type of tea are you drinking!?" as I noticed he had a cup on stage with a tea tag hanging out the side of it. He basically told everyone to "Calm down". I agree, tea is not that serious but obviously serious enough to place in this blog!
Overall, the show was a fun show to be at as it was normally something different for me as well since I normally have been going to punk rock-ish shows. Thundercat has that punk past so, I guess it made sense to be there and I sure did make the right choice!