A wise man once said "The best shows to play are the small, intimate ones". They allow for minimal bullshit, maximum crazy and the best atmosphere. Whoever said that was beyond correct. G-Eazy live at The Howler
in Melbourne last night was next level.
Hundreds of local Melbourne fans crawled their way out from the underground for an intimate 10pm show on
a Monday night (of all nights). However, when G' took the stage It didn't matter what day of the week it was,
he swiftly turned the place upside down In true rockstar style with no need for validation.
Young Gerald came out swinging. His boundless swagger, talent and prowess was simply oozing out of him throughout the entire duration of his set, but all n'all, he strongly reaffirmed his position as one of the most talented creative individuals in music today. Since the spawn of his viral singles such as "Runaround Sue"
in 2011, to late records like "Let's Get Lost" in 2014, G' has been on a clear rise to legendary-stardom-status.
Voted as the most aspiring new artist of 2014 thanks to the success of a top selling debut album, These Things Happen, and a sold out world tour, G' really does belong at the top. Furthermore, it's obvious there's really not much separating him and the rest of the world, especially when he's garnished most of his success to date without any major label support. Second to all of this, Gerald Gillum's degree in Musical Studies has seen him quietly set the standard for the rise of 'educated musicians' on the come-up in today's fast changing music industry, thus fuelling labels to tailor their deals towards the specific business economics of a particular artist – not the other way around.
The Oakland native truly is a modern-day Rolling Stone, he proved this without question last night.
The conceptually talented lyricist was on form throughout his entire set, speeding things up for those hard-hitting tracks like, "Lotta That", "Loaded" and "I Mean it", then slowing things down with some Endless Summer classics juxtaposed with recent tracks like "Complete", "Been On" and "Downtown Love" (in no particular order). G's smooth tounge-rolling skills were in non-stop full swing as he effortlessly owned his set, the entire venue and everyone in it. However most importantly, G' was supported by his famous slicked-back hair style
(and further supported by his talented DJ and Drummer, Blizzy).
Last night at The Howler, Melbourne finally had the opportunity to be a part of G-Eazy's wild adventures that successfully convey the manifestation of his ecstatic and tumultuous life touring the world. In-between songs G' shared with the crowd his recent experience and gratitude for all of the hype at his recent shows in New Zealand and Australia. His hypnotic conversational pieces were of a humble nature and cleverly eased into the next song on the set list, all the while everyone (mostly ladies) were constantly screaming his name.
Cue track: Tumblr Girls.
It couldn't have gone down any smoother than the Whiskey he was drinking on stage. G' was clever about how he did it, and pulled it off with more ease than it would take for him to steal your girlfriend without you noticing. If you ever get the opportunity to go see G-Eazy in the flesh, do it – a must-see show anywhere in the world.
If you've got a girl, take her with you (although make sure she goes bra-less), and if you're a single lass, make sure you push your way to the front so G' can feed off of your #swoon.
These Things Happen.