It was my first time to a show at Haymarket, having only been there just a couple of other times. Walking back to the stage area makes you feel like you’re entering a cellar, with damp exposed brick and tired lighting. The Chicago-based Sidewalk Chalk had been there earlier this year, and they returned last Saturday to an excited crowd. This instrumental rap/hip hop group knows how to get an audience involved in their music. The show was being recorded for a live album (I’m hoping that some of the songs make the cut!), and the crowd loved every minute. I wasn’t expecting so many people to be in the band, but the combination of all the sounds hit all of the right notes. I don’t think many people can resist amazing female vocals and electrifying horns, especially when they’re unusually combined with rap. I know that Haymarket has enjoyed hosting the band (I have an Instagram comment as proof), and I’m excited to see them again when they return to Louisville.
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