Clap Your Hands and Say Beans?
Torontoist was at the Holy Fuck CD release party on Friday night, purely because of a rumour that Beans – the Jean-Michel Basquiat of the rap game was going to be in attendance.
Openers No Dynamics warmed the crowd by playing on the dance floor rather than the stage. Their set wasn’t bad but it sounded like the sound board was on autopilot – the keyboards were WAY too loud and vocals were getting lost in the mix. Which was too bad because lead singer (Vanessa Fisher) seems to have a great voice.
Holy Fuck got the party started within 10 seconds of taking the stage with their shock and awe set of block rockin’ beats and seizure-inducing visuals. As they got further and further into their set, Torontoist began to worry that the night would be Beanless. When, suddenly, Mr. Ballbeam himself took the stage, stepped to the mic with a toothpick dangling from the edge of his mouth, and proceeded to rock it for three or four songs. Not to take anything away from Holy Fuck, but they sounded amazing with Beans leading the way.
Sadly Beans didn’t do any of his own stuff – all the songs seemed to be new collaborations between him and Holy Fuck for their upcoming tour. Double sadly was the fact that few in the crowd seemed to have any idea who he was. It was a shame he didn’t introduce himself and that his chain was a little too small to read.