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As hinted earlier, Black Knights debuted two songs off their second collab album with John to come later this year, The Almighty at Low End Theory in Los Angeles last night. The show was pretty good and...guess who was at the mixing desk? One certain John Frusciante, also known as Trickfinger. You know, the one with glasses and casual attire.
We are especially happy that John performed live, as their sound man, for the first time in almost four years; and that a bunch of invisible movers made it to the show, enjoyed the experience and realised what he's realised long time ago - that there are no genre boundaries and that, by being a "rocker" or whatever it's called where you live, we might be missing a lot of awesome beats, melodies and genres otherwise left unexplored.
The set was short, but energetic and the rap duo gave their best performance. Omar Rodriguez-Lopez was spotted in the crowd as well.
Some Tweets from the show and afterwards
John Frusciante on the boards tonight for the Black Knights set 11:30 - come through!
— Low End Theory (@LOWENDTHEORY) May 29, 2014
Nobody is gonna believe me, but I just shook hands with John Frusciante and gave him my band's CD.
— Gabriel Maska (@gabmaska) May 29, 2014
JOHN FRUSCIANTE @LOWENDTHEORY , DAWG!
— ▄▋▔◢◣▲▲▀▃▀ (@timetravl) May 29, 2014
— BONG, JAMES BONG (@djnobody) May 29, 2014
— ANGELSPEAK (@TheHolyContour) May 29, 2014
And this one pretty much sums up what we're thinking ourselves:
John frusciante was at @LOWENDTHEORY tonight. Does anyone realize how fucking cool that is?
— Josh Mandagie (@joshm_714) May 29, 2014
We are using this opportunity to thank the Black Knights for not minding our community and accepting that they have a whole bunch of new fans, including a lot of them who might not have been into hip-hop before. As they say - #thefansgottaeat and we're getting to munch' on some excellent, mighty MCing and beats!
We are also sorry that some people saw our "don't expect anything in order not to be disappointed" clarifications in previous news item's comments - they were just what it says. We did not want you to go there and end up not seeing John as the sound man, especially not if you flew in or took a long ride.
This was a big, big day - let's hope it happens again and support the maestro for truly following his dreams; and Black Knights for being the hip-hop geniuses they are!