Warren G, 8/31/12, John’s Alley, Moscow, ID
Review and video from thenaturalstoner
John’s Alley in Moscow, Idaho is known in most circles as the best venue to catch music in the Palouse region, however I wouldn’t exactly call hip-hop it’s main draw genre. So when Warren G got booked for last night, it was a “Must see” event for us rap music fans in the area. Having grown up and old with The G Child, this was a bucket list concert that was a pleasure to cross off the list, and it did not disappoint.
Warren G came out around 11pm after a couple of less than memorable warm-up acts (including one rapper that was a dead ringer for our own Jay Porks), and opened up the show with This DJ, one of my personal favorite Warren G tracks. This got the crowd worked up pretty good, and would soon be followed up with Do You See, another hit from his monster 1994 debut album Regulate… G Funk Era. The small venue eventually filled in and everyone was having a great time dancing and drinking up a storm.
Lookin’ At You kept the party vibe going strong and everyone was having a blast. A couple new Warren G tracks were played back to back, and while unfamiliar, they sounded really good. Party We Will Throw Now was particularly enjoyable.
An awesome medley of hits, some his and some others would soon follow, and everyone loves a good medley (especially when you throw in hits like The Next Episode, a personal favorite from Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, and Let’s Get High, another Dre staple).
The show would close in predictable style with the all-time classic Regulate wrapping up the set, followed by a short This DJ Reprise to take us all home. Everyone in attendance, all 250 or so of us, seemed to have an amazing time and got their moneys worth. Thank you John’s Alley for bringing in some legendary hip-hop for us fans up here in Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho. Kudos! Let’s do it again!
(You can see some of the live Ustream highlights posted from Concert Confessions regular The Mr. Sparkly here)