We thought wed come crash your party, Metallica frontman James Hetfield said two songs into their not-so-surprising surprise gig last night at 1,800-capacity Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin. Consider the party crashed: The metal titans conquered with a 90-minute set steeped in classics, including Master of Puppets, One, Seek and Destroy, and Blackened.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »