Little Five Fest Atlanta [Photos x Recap]
While the rest of you were sitting at BET’s Hip Hop Joke Awards dodging bullets and backstage brawls, I was getting my hippie on at the Little 5 Points Music Festival. The 7-venue event started around 1pm and finished up around 1am. I, on the other hand, started at 3pm and ended when my booze money ran out, who knows what time that was.
Little 5 Fest featured a mixed-genre lineup of indie rockers, hip hoppers, metal bands, electronic groups, DJs and various cross-breeds. Star Bar set up 3 stages – 2 inside and one in the outdoor parking lot. Despite the downstairs stage’s lack of space and sound issues, I discovered a kick-ass local band called Sex BBQ.
Over at Tijuana Garage I took a break on the patio with some margaritas and sounds of DJ Cristo Disco. Shouts to Atlanta’s own Whynatte coffee drink who sponsored the venue. Side note, ladies don’t bring your kids to a bar and let them run around like little gremlins. You’ll never find them a new daddy that way.
Did some networking at the vendor booths like Zip Car, Sweetwater Brewing Co., and Mindzai printing/graphics. Got hipped to this local guy King Gorilla, who wrote, directed, starred in this Mighty High Coup video called Making Moves in Atlanta. Apparently he’s on the grind so I’ll be checking for more in the future.
Hipster, hipsters, everywhere. Once I got tired of watching these guys riverdance, literally, I strolled down to the 5 Spot to check some rappers at the SMKA showcase. DJ Genesis, iNDEED, Mach Five, Stanza, Scotty and a few others hit the stage before my guy Jackie Chain shut it down with songs off his Bruce Lean Chronicles mixtape. Afterwards all the white girls were screaming “Where’s My Money Hoe.” Planet VI wrapped up the show I think, I was gone by then. Well I was there, but I was gone.
^^ Apparently I did something to piss off my walking buddy, as usual, so he wasn’t talking to me anymore. LOL. Eventually we made up and were heading to East Atlanta for Trinidad James release party, but somehow ended up at Jack’s for cheap drinks and pizza instead. Hey if you find my credit card at the bar, please return it. There’s no money on it, but I like the security of pretending.
I never pass up an opportunity for free promotion.
That’s all folks.