Last Night: Les & Friends at Fitzgerald's

Les featuring Slim Thug, Killa Kyleon, Mug, Doughbeezy, Propain, Amber London, Roosh Williams, DJ Mr. Rogers Fitzgerald's June 27, 2012

Twice this year already, Les, one of the new rap generation's most interesting performers, has released mixtapes. Neither of them were anything less than Absolutely Very Good And Enjoyable, remarkable considering many have trouble releasing single songs that could be classified as such. He is one of the city's most inspired talents.

Thursday night, he had his first headlining show. It seemed like it had the potential to maybe be an important moment in his career, which, by extension, could've been important for rap in Houston moving forward. So I went, because holy fuck if after he becomes famous he gives an interview and says something like, "Really, what set this all moving was a show I did in June of 2012 at this place called Fitzgerald's" and, in turn, I don't possess the ability to turn to whomever is next to me and say, "Yeah, I remember that show. It was transcendent. It was obvious he was destined for stardom after that night." well, that'll be the worst. Historical asides are the best thing of all. And music writers are absolutely insufferable.

A few notes from the show:

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Shea Serrano