Creative Loafing’s Rodney CarMichael was in the house @ the past Perfect Attendance @ 529. Here is his write up, thoughts and feelings!
Do the ladies run this mutha? Hard to argue otherwise Saturday night at 529 where eight female artists battled it out onstage at the first monthly Perfect Attendance showcase of the new year. A packed house of loud supporters braved 20-degree temps outside and post-NYE hangovers — further proof that Atlanta has seemingly become the breeding ground for developing female talent in the past couple of years.
“This is a celebration of women in music,” show host Dres declared between acts. “Make some noise for some girl power in this muthafucka!”
The crowd abided as the ladies rocked (and hip-hopped and dance-popped and electro-funked and straight-up R&B’d) the joint. In the end, crowd response and the opinion of judges (of which I was one) helped determine the winners. After a three-way tie between Iyana, Khaos da Rapper and Corrine Stevie, Iyana won in the rap category. And after a tight tie between singers Richelle Brown and the Dolldaze, Richelle pulled it out. (See what the winners won.)
Below the jump are my leftover iPhone notes taken while judging the show. While I was familiar with a few of the acts, it was my first time seeing the majority of them live. So these were my initial reactions while under the influence of a few lite beers.
FULL ARTICLE HERE…it gets funny!