Long lines outside The Beacham Orlando as fans awaited the mad bassist misterioso Stephen Bruner or best known by his fans as Thundercat. Thundercat has casually claimed his spot on our cerebellum since his first full-length studio album release on Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder label in 2011. Now Grammy-winning singer/bassist takes his fans on a live journey tour of “Drunk” and all it’s funky splendor.
“Shoutout to Kendrick Lamar.. one of the realest to do it.,” Bruner says, as he breaks into the bassline of “These Walls” off of TPAB. Thundercat unapologetically slaps da bass through cuts off his latest debut, “Drunk” while going back and forth with his drummer and violinist which sound like a raw extended version of the tracklist.
PBDY opened the night with an energetic set with heavy bass rattling drops and uptempo chops. Followed by Japanese producer Saco & Uno getting us into our funkadelic disco feels right before the main event.
Going off the major vibes that were caught we advise you to catch Thundercat live while you still can. His last U.S. tour date is Oct. 13 at III Points Festival in Miami, FL.
– Written/Photos by Luis Diaz (@eyesofsiul)