Concert Reviews

The Foodchain at Bluebird Theater, 12/20/12


As the Foodchain played "Young Amsterdam," their anthem to Denver's favorite plant, the thick cloud that hovered near the ceiling of the Bluebird got thicker, and the pungent smell that pervaded the venue got even more pronounced. The band shifted from a sound that was ethereally wistful, though still firmly hip-hop-based, to a reggae-infused rework of "Welcome to Jamrock," then followed that up with "Maneuvers," a hard rock jam constructed around a sample of the Eagle's "Outlaw Man." This is the wild, eclectic ride that is a Foodchain show.

See also: - 9th Wonder on how hip-hop is like applesauce for the pills - Fresh local hip-hop from Foodchain, Spoke In Wordz with Myke Charles and more - The Foodchain pushes its live energy into the studio

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