Check the videos below for just some of what went down at the Chicago stop on the uncapped tour, presented by vitaminwater in partnership with The Fader. At the LA show, we saw Zola Jesus and The-Dream, and Chicago offered up a similarly eclectic pairing. Alternative/electronic songstress Santigold took the stage first at the Marquardt Truck Company, putting her unique, cutting-edge rhythms on display. Aside from Santigold being beautiful, and a high-energy performer, she has great taste in backup dancers. What we'd call the classiest version of the twerk team out there, Santigold's backup was easy on the eyes, and possessed some absolutely hypnotizing moves. With stone cold facial expressions, these ladies had the audience under a spell from start to finish.
Wale was next up, and he kept it all hip-hop in a pair of Dolphin Penny 5s that had our Instagram followers drooling. He got the ladies moving early with the ever-popular "Bait," and later brought out special guest Melanie Fiona for the track "Beautiful Bliss." Melanie was amazing live, and definitely had the audience wanting more from both her and Wale. What made it all even better is that these were the same fans going wild for Santigold not even an hour before. In some ways, it stands to reason: as they state in the interview below, Wale and Santigold have been fans of each other since touring together back in the day.
When you get down to it, the uncapped tour is an experiment; vitaminwater is out to prove that genres are not nearly as rigid as we make them out to be, and that music lovers don’t need a comfort zone. Those lucky enough to get into this show, which was hosted by Chicago's own DJ Pharris, and had notables like Chef Roble, Hollywood Holt of the Treated Crew, Rockie Fresh and Hustle Simmons in attendance, were treated to a musical experience like no other.
We’ll keep you posted on what goes down at all the uncapped tour stops, including Seattle, Portland, Austin, Detroit, and New York City. Click here for exclusive video from all the uncapped shows, and to learn more about upcoming performances in the series.