Photo by Erik Hess Danny Brown at Triple Rock Social Club on Friday
Live performance is an incredibly intimate bond between artists and fans, but that intimacy got busted worse than Danny Brown's front tooth during Friday's show on Minneapolis's West Bank. At minimum, the Detroit rapper led several fans at the sold-out Triple Rock Social Club to believe, and many to proclaim on Twitter, that they saw a female concert-goer in the front row performing oral sex on him. At max, the 18-and-up crowd witnessed something that put Brown's evening alongside Jim Morrison's "Miami Incident." Either way, this is one of the most unfun blogs about Brown ever.
City Pages has previewed and reviewed several of Brown's past Twin Cities appearances -- notably weather-torn Soundset 2012 and a slot opening for A$AP Rocky at First Ave. He was one of the paper's Artists of the Year in 2011, and published an interview with Brown last year. The reasons for so much attention are numerous: He's a fantastic dude to photograph, his music is creatively crass, and his live charisma is unmistakable. But the hazy particulars of what exactly happened Friday at Triple Rock, on which the venue itself has declined comment, still stands out as an event that has stirred a less-controllable sort of publicity for 32-year-old Brown. There are some pretty graphic, NSFW stories that follow, so proceed with caution.More »