Hope you brought your dancing shoes this past Saturday night. The intimate Glass House sold out for the insanely talented Thundercat. The force of nature himself, Stephen Bruner, absolutely tore the house down.
The LA musician is well known for his Grammy award-winning work on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. On his own, 32-year-old Thundercat wowed the audience with flying colors and a colorful bouquet of short dreadlocks. He and his equally as talented bandmates filled the stage around him. Between the ever so smoothly alternating synthesizer and Fender Rhodes electric, raging violinist, and drummer, the band took off in every which wild direction they could; With his beautiful bass in hand, Thundercat did no stalling and got right into his set with the opening track off his most recent album Drunk, “Rabbit Ho.” Bruner is one of the few talented musicians to fuse a variety of genres so well together. From R&B to soul to funk, he does it all with his unique swag.
Fans honestly lost their minds as they jammed along with the musician. There seemed to be this present friendship between Bruner and his fans. Whether he’d be singing one of his quirky lyrics or making eye contact and laughing during a song, he did that much to strengthen the enjoyment of the show.
It was such an amazing show. I don’t think I’ve danced with a smile on my face that much at a show in a long time.
Thundercat continued his set with numerous hits off his three studio albums like “Them Changes, “Friendzone,” “Lotus and the Jondy,” and ended with the high energy dance number “Oh Sheit It’s X.”
Saturday night was definitely a party at the Glass House.
Words & Photography: Danielle Gornbein