Melodies, conviction and mile-a-minute deliveries defined last night as two hip-hop groups played at Turner Park. Smooth and lively, Both and AZP played the free show as dusk arrived.
After weather caused the rescheduling of last week’s Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship and Snake Island! show (now on Aug. 27), the second Live at Turner Park show was characterized by dancing kids and good weather.
The Omaha group Both opened the show with warm jazz backing frontman Scky Rei’s self-building and self-deprecating lyrics. The six-piece band played their soulful hip-hop with ease as Scky Rei stomped, twirled and danced his way across the stage.
AZP took the stage next, promoting peace and good vibes as the air cooled and a larger audience sprawled out in the Midtown Crossing green space. Nobody was left out of AZP’s set as the Lincoln group asked everyone in the area (security guards included) to throw up a peace sign.
The series continues next Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. with The Bottle Tops and the Travelling Mercies.