SBTRKT at the Orpheum was a rousing success. Besides being molested by security for taking photos of an unmasked Aaron Jerome during sound check, there were no snags – albeit the obvious hiccups brought on by our severe agoraphobia and fear of girls.
For Brasky, our highlight was our first in-show table. Always taking our marketing very seriously, we handed out copies of Bedroom Beats, Vol. 1 and offered polite mannerisms to passers by (who were consistently disappointed we didn’t have SBTRKT merch).
There isn’t much to say besides that. The show was brilliant – Jerome managed to keep his visuals to a minimum, forcing us to focus on what really mattered, the music. After all, through his lack of pomp and circumstance, he’s always kept it that way to begin with.
Local up-and-comer Spies on Bikes seized his moment and captured the support of an audience mostly unfamiliar with his music. Cheers, Nate!
SBTRKT’s stage presence included his amazing ability to shoot sunlight from his toes.
Brasky.org founder Derek Clark and friend Aaron were manning the booth – handing out CDs and awkward conversation.
Local DJ Laurentz Sidedraft opening the night.
Resident misanthropist and tasteless hipster Emanuel designing last minute graphics.
Spies on Bikes had no bikes, but did play some music.
From left to right: Domenick Pontoriero, star and co-host of radio show Made in the Dark, Sous Chef Regina Ann, Emanuel, and Uncomfortable Moustache.
Aaron kindly showed his horribly disfiguring birthmark on the left side of his head to patrons of the event.
It’s business time.
And finally, the infamous pre-show image that could have gotten us an angry letter from promoters, labels, lawyers, and one very talented artist.