Fresh Espresso supplied the demand for grime and glam Friday night at the Fly Moon Royalty EP show at Neumos. My date told me that my rapping every word was annoying, but no one else seemed to mind: girls from glitzerland giggled and cooed in the crowd with dudes who bounced and howled at every filthy lyric from PSmoov and Rik Rude. Shaprece and Trent Moorman (and a DJ whose name escapes me, apologies) assisted in working a short set that included tracks from Glamour and Bossalona. Highlights were a call and response version of the new single "On!" and the protest song against being wack "PAY ME (Bitches I Have Come Here For My Money)." Despite not having a show in Seattle for the last year, the duo was as sleek and greasy as ever.
Adra Boo & Dancers "Glistenin on y'all bitches"
The crowd was at capacity once Fly Moon Royalty took the stage. Adra Boo and Illvester brought some friends to celebrate, and the stage was filled with backup singers and dance troupes on nearly every song. Adra Boo does a lot the work of Fly Moon Royalty solo with a microphone; she sang better and stronger than I've ever heard over Illvester's P-Funkin' electric keyboard work. They debuted their five new songs as well as already-classics like "Lemonade" and "Roxy." There were even acrobatic dancers for the new song "DNA," whose performance raised the pressure on the sexual tension in the air to a level of overwhelming-pounds-per-square-inch.
A new group called Future Shock opened and used a drum machine to lay down a Human League meets Bauhaus dance-y vibe in plague doctor masks. It was their first show ever!