Written By | Louis Washington
Fans flowed into Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 3 to the smooth sounds of jazz in anticipation of British Alternative band, Black Midi on the American leg of their tour.
The night commenced with Chicago native, NNAMDI warming up the crowd. His versatile style was the perfect way to grab the attention of the crowd. As a multi-instrumentalist, NNAMDI is a wizard in crossing musical styles such as jazz, hip-hop, electronic, and a hint of comedy in his dialogue in-between songs. Performing songs from his latest album, Brat, NNAMDI was able to exhibit his immense talent to a new audience and may have won many of them over.
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Black Midi is named after a genre of Japanese music which allows electronic music styles to combine together to create songs using millions or more music notes. The British band consists of Geordie Greep (vocals, guitar), Cameron Picton (vocals, bass guitar, synths) and Morgan Simpson (drums). Seth Evans (keyboards, synths) and Kaidi Akinnibi (saxophone). The band have had recent success combining both studio and live performances since 2020. In May 2021, the band released their second studio album, Cavalcade from which they rocked the crowd with its lead single, “John L”. Their debut album, Schlafenheim was acclaimed by many Americand and British publications as one of the best albums of 2019 in their category.
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It was an outstanding performance by Black Midi, but the standouts were Geordie on vocals and Kaidi on the saxophone. The energy on stage was unmatched and something to be admired by hardcore fans and casual music lovers alike. The performance, at a point had the crowd utterly mesmerized, as many mouthed words from the set verbatim. The room was dark but well lit by the cell phone lights and lighters that were waving side to side. This serene moment was moments after dozens of fans participated in a ferocious mosh pit and it all came together beautifully.
Photos By | Louis Washington