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Strange Music's "Merry Krizzmas" Review


“Krizz Kaliko is in the house!”


It has never been a better time to live in Colorado. Not only did amendment 64 pass legalizing marijuana in our state but Strange Music gave us an early Krizzmas present.  Krizz Kaliko hit the stage with hypeman Oobergeek and Colorado’s own Slo Pain for two sold out shows. They rocked the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs before heading to Denver to spread the Krizzmas cheer at The Roxy Theater. With an amazing local line up and special guest Smackola of Dirty Wormz (Tech N9ne's K.A.B.O.S.H.) it was a very merry Krizzmas.

The night was hosted by Albeez 4 Sheez of Aco Records.  It’s always fun when he hosts.  He is funny and knows how to get the crowd hyped.  Local up and comers Y-Jay & Fame kicked the night off followed by Tru G and TME. Marked Records was joined in their set by Albeez 4 Sheez, Troll, and DeJangles performing collaborations such as Get It Cracken.  Ill Advisory took the stage and kept things jumping.   

Smackola of Dirty Wormz stormed the stage bong in hand blowing smoke out to the audience before he started his set. The crowd went wild when they noticed the bong, this is Colorado after all. Smackola is a rapper out of Texas who boasts a track with Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko, Fire In AC from Tech’s album Boiling Point. Next up were the stylings of Under Oath, Boomtown, and Mudd. They kept the crowd jumping and cheering.

Cyco from Insane Poetry took the stage with his LSP brothers Bloodshot, Drastik, Scum, and McFleezy. LSP always puts on a great show; the energy they put out is infectious. The mosh pit went crazy to songs such as Soldier, Insane Poetry, and No Mercy. Roxy veterans 12 Bloxx came up next. After a rough start they tore up the stage playing I Make Money and Scream. The crowd loved them and showed their appreciation with deafening cheers.

After a small intermission Slo Pain rocked the house with their newest member Whyte Out.  They performed songs from some of their solo albums. Luni Spade’s Psych Meds, DeJangles’s Call A Doctor, and Whyte Out’s Watch Me Go. Troll was joined by Lazy Loc performing their collaboration Stand Up. They ended the set with DeJangles beating the drums to Benzo’s Put Em Up. The crowd sang along hopping and bobbing their hands.

The lights went out and Troll’s voice came through the speakers, “Krizz Kaliko is in the house!” The crowd went absolutely crazy jumping up and down screaming as they pushed their way to the front of the stage. The lights came up and the stage filled with smoke as Krizz hit the stage in beast mode. Joined by his hypeman Oobergeek Krizz sang songs such as Dixie Cup and Gumbo along with several of his collaborations with Tech N9ne while captivating the audience with their amazing dance moves.

The fun didn’t end at the end of the show. Krizz mingled with the crowd, took pictures, and signed autographs. Fans were awestruck at Krizz’s kindness and it showed on their smiling faces. For a lot of Colorado fans this was the best Krizzmas ever. With a hard hitting line up and an awesome crowd Strange Krizzmas was one of the best shows of 2012. - All Photos by Heather Worcester


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