On Friday, November 19th, the party people of Boulder turned out in numbers to rock out to the auto-tune tinged raps of Boston-based Sam Adams, who has skyrocketed into popularity with his energetic live performance and his lyrics that have co-eds screaming “Sammy!!!” until the end of the night. The Fox was packed to capacity in anticipation of the crazy night that would follow.
Before the show turned to Sam Adams, the crowd was greeted by the thissongissick.com DJ group, Sorry For Partying, and even early on in the night, the dance floor of the Fox was hopping to remixes of their favorite electro bangers, bass heavy dubstep drops with rap lyrics mixed in over it. This was the first time that I had caught a Sorry For Partying show and it certainly won’t be the last. The DJ group got the crowd jumpin at the bit for Sam to finally come on stage.
When Sam Adams first spoke into the microphone on stage, the whole crowd went nuts as the first beat hit the speakers. He was accompanied not only by his DJ, but by a live drummer and a live keyboardist, which gave the show even more energy than the standard rap performance that I am used to seeing. Sam’s set was very diverse and the people of Boulder found themselves unable to sit still. Two of the highlights for me was his live rendition of his hit Boston Boy of his album of the same name, as well as a freestyle over Rusko’s “Woo Boost” which had the crowd going bonkers. Overall, Sam Adam’s electrifying performance was one for the Fox record books.
Review by Robert Brehm
All pictures by Ricky Shine
Filed Under: Show Reviews