Astronautalis @ 35 Denton

View Comments

art15687widea Astronautalis @ 35 Denton

Charles Andrew Bothwell, aka Astronautalis, was a highlight to this years’ fest. Heralding from Florida, he’s a somewhat different breed of alternative hip hop artist that can take random words shouted to him from the crowd and create some semblance of order. This year, Denton gave him: Cuties (nectarines), Germany, Couchsurfing.com and rooster claw, to name a few. Astronautalis, though in a class all his own, is as dynamic the now defunct Eyedea (RIP) and Abilities of Minnesota’s Rhymesayers label. Astronautalis is a Denton fan, and it shows. He frequently laments on past memories in the City — namely getting arrested for underage drinking on Fry Street — and feels it acted an incubator for his current fame. Given his warm feelings for Denton, he looked comfortable and confident on the stage and had a live show that packed considerable impact with heavy and heartfelt lyrics. One can’t help but relate his appearance (and folk-like storytelling rhymes) akin to an O.G. Macklemore.  But this rapper is all hometown hero and the crowd was all proud mammas and papas.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,118 other followers