Tonight’s concert is brought to you by the year 2008. Coming in at the 11th hour, the artists performing tonight could each fill venues separately, but a package like this just seems custom-fit for arenas. Last year, Weezy was so ubiquitous that the Voice printed an article about what records to buy other than Tha Carter III, Auto-Tunesmith T-Pain “Can’t Believe It” (which featured Lil Wayne) was Thr33 Ringz’s ringleader, r&b singer Keyshia Cole boasted hit singles from her last two albums, and hip-hoppers Gym Class Heroes continued to demand critical ambivalence. Expect solo gigs from each throughout 2009.
Fri., Jan. 16, 7 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 7, 2009