Mack Attack!

Macklemore that is…

This Thursday we’ll be welcoming Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis, our first hip-hop gig, to the PlayLive series. This is a fitting genre debut to our concert series. You see, Macklemore (aka Ben Haggerty) has been labeled somewhat of a hometown hero in the Seattle area. With songs that hit close to home like “The Town”, and “My oh My” performed on opening day 2011 for Seattle Mariners’ fans during a tribute to Hall of Fame Broadcaster Dave Niehaus, it’s really no surprise.  Even other local faves Death Cab For Cutie serve up props.

Here’s Macklemore’s official video for “The Town”.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIBdAdnTqqo]

The only people that seem to be more passionate about his music than he is (if even possible) are his fans, proven recently at Seattle’s arts and music festival Bumbershoot where he performed at Key Arena in front of 13,000 screaming fans.  You can catch a short clip of the opening of his performance (more footage from the event supposedly coming):

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmhyqz24oTs]

We’re hoping to catch a glimpse of that energy on the PlayLive stage when Macklemore and Ryan Lewis join us. Should be fun!

 

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