Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mod Sun playing Tremont tonight (02/28/13)

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Mod Sun

Saying he has no fans, only friends, the stylishly scruffy, ex-screamo emcee Mod Sun sounds a lot like a blazed and blissed-out acolyte of the Laughing Buddha. The former drummer for kiddie punk bands Four Letter Lie and Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Mod Sun (aka Modern Sunshine) claims he's "here to clean minds of negativity and build confidence in others." That sounds strikingly similar to the fat and happy Buddha who preached the wisdom of contentment. Bailing on Four Letter Lie at the height of its popularity, Mod Sun forged his self-styled hippie-hop without any grounding in rap. Indeed, he cites Bob Dylan's intricate wordplay as a key influence. Mod Sun can't hit the high water mark of his idol, but his couplets are clever, the beats are fresh and his sunshiny message is genuine. On current cut "My Hippy," Mod Sun merges his message of joy with street smarts, Rasta, Zen and the sitcom detritus on TV Land. Cheeseball TV figures heavily in Mod Sun's orbit. Recent mixtape Blazed by the Bell is an affectionate, stoned shout-out to '90s sitcom Saved by the Bell. Mod Sun has fun with the flotsam and jetsam of our consumer culture, but he's not laughing at us, he's laughing with us. With Cisco Adler, Tayyib Ali and Pat Brown. $15. Feb. 28, 8 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. 704-343-9494.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Pin It
Submit to Reddit


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.

Search Events
items in Creative Loafing Charlotte More in Creative Loafing Charlotte pool

© 2019 Womack Digital, LLC
Powered by Foundation