CMW brings Action Bronson north
Thursday night, March 21, of Canadian Music Week began at the Cadillac Lounge listening to some country jams during Calgary’s own X92.9 FM showcase, featuring the likes of Cold Capital, the blues band from Ottawa.
Next venue to hit was the Hoxton, which was packed full of raucous fans there to catch the gritty everyman’s rapper Action Bronson – little did they know they’d literally be catching him. Hailing from Flushing, Queens, N.Y., this rapper has been known best for his lyrical style that resembles that of Ghostface Killah, which is more than obvious in a colaboration they did in 2011 called “Meteor Hammer.”
The fans here in Toronto were more than welcoming of the mouth from the south at his CMW set. The guy easily clears 300 on the scale, but the fans were more than happy to hold him up as he crowd surfed numerous times during his set.After just sigining to Warner Bros. music in August of last year, Bronson has been making waves in the underground hip-hop community, bordering between the States and Canada.
After taking in all the Action Broson the crowd could take, the night took us over to the legendary Horseshoe Tavern to catch up with the hottest commodity in the Canadian folk music scene today, Ben Caplan, as always, with his Casual Smokers.Photos by Tee Onek