After enjoying a free-spirited and cheaper round of drinks in the parking-lot, my friend and I made our way into the Henry Fonda Theatre to catch the start of LA’s own Bus Driver. He ripped through tracks off his new album, Roadkill Overcoat. His new material can be summed up to raps about drugs, boozes and LA over a combination of techno/house beats.
As Bus Driver wailed around on stage, every scenester whose left side of their face hasn’t seen sunlight in years due their haircut tried to grind everything in sight. Sadly, while we were toasting the snow that fell (drinking in my friend’s car) we had missed the opening act: Tampa, Florida’s electro-rap threesome, Yo Majesty. Picture three young ladies livin’ on the larger side of life, belting out punk-funk-crunk rap and you have Yo Majesty.
The air grew dense while the floor got packed when headliners, Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS) took the stage. The army of sixteen year olds girls and gay men went ape shit when lead voice tress LoveFoxxx danced onto the stage in a sequined figure skating suit, tossing handfuls of confetti to her adoring crowd. The dancefloor became an orgy of sorts as CSS knocked out one dancy tune after another. At the end of their set, the Brazilian sex machines welcomed Donita Sparks of L7 to cover “The Illuminoids”. Most in attendance, namely the sixteen year olds and gay men had no clue who she was. CSS is set to play a tour of festivals this summer, spreading songs about Death From Above and some other things the world over.