Concert Reviews

Kreayshawn at the Fox Theatre, 12/5/12


KREAYSHAWN @ FOX THEATRE | 12/5/12

Part of Kreayshawn's appeal is the pure curiosity and spectacle of what she must be like "in real life." As a Tumblr princess (her page is currently decked out to look exactly like a Myspace page, circa 2004 -- which would have made her fifteen) who raps about Twitter as much as the ever-elusive club, Kreayshawn is seen by her fans in every way but her tangible existence. Last night at the Fox Theatre, she came on stage looking a little tore up -- or just less fashionably done-up than her flashy, glammed out crowd was possibly expecting -- and it was endearing. In fact, the slight woman from Oakland was perhaps better to see casually hollering "can't hear haters, blasé, blasé," from underneath the reality of a hot pink beanie, instead of the waves of Ombré weave and fake eyelashes she's so meticulously photographed in.

See also: -Interview: Kreayshawn on how she deals with criticism - I got a tattoo and accidentally affiliated myself with the East Oakland White Girl Mob - So the Kreayshawn and V-Nasty friendship looks over for now

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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