Tony Broke marries gritty tales with a superb line in caustic wit and stark realism. Getintothis’ Gaz Jones was on hand to alter the old adage; if it is Broke, then don’t fix it.
Tony Broke is a man unafraid to say what’s on his mind; bringing the seediness, isolation and the overwhelming sense of miasmic schadenfreude that permeates modern life into the light.
His story is finally starting to take shape and his debut LP, Broke As Fuck, is threatening to break him out of the dilapidated streets he calls home.
Read Getintothis’ Alex Woo’s in-depth review of the night’s proceedings and enjoy another of Gaz Jones’ forays into the heart of the battle with his trusty camera.
Tony Broke tries a different angle at the Zanzibar
Loki emulated his mischievous mythological namesake with a memorable set
Lee Scott & Bill Shakes make with a twin assaultr
Innuendo raise a toast
DJ Rasp and one very happy punter
Bang On did what it said on the tin
Ape Cult get primordial
Ape Cult get all up in your face
“Father, why hast thou 4saken me…?”
It was no Mickey Mouse set from 4saken at the Zanzibar
The rap game claims another victim
Further reading on Getintothis:
Getintothis on new Liverpool hip hop – Delly: Street Life Through My Eyes.
The Pharcyde: Bizarre rides, the making of a classic and J Dilla’s legacy
Top 10: West Coast hip hop albums
Tony Broke, Lee Scott & Bill Shakes, Ape Cult, Bang On, Innuendo, 4saken, Loki: The Zanzibar, Liverpool
The Pharcyde, Jamie Broad, Nicky Talent & 2K, No Fakin‘, Madnice: East Village Arts Club, Liverpool.
MONEY: Hold Me Forever plus Leaf Tea Shop, Liverpool – picture gallery
Mudhoney, Meat Puppets, METZ: Academy, Manchester – picture gallery
Lambchop: The Kazimier, Liverpool – picture gallery