On November 27th 2021, Thundercat and friends delivered truly amazing performances at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, CA. Hundreds of attendees arrived early, lining up in front of the adorned stage and getting as close as possible to see what was sure to be a great show. With the floor of the venue packed and the rafters full, Louis Cole, Channel Tres, and Flying Lotus opened the concert to a very excited crowd. The energy of each set built from the one before, as the artists offered up their hits. Once the crowd was primed and ready Thundercat took the stage.
Thundercat reflected on being in LA and how good it felt to be performing next to his former middle school, setting the tone for an intimate night full of tributes. Not long after, he called out Louis Cole, a close friend and collaborator, and the two reminisced on how their late friend Austin Peralta, set them up to play together on their first meeting. In that spirit, Thundercat welcomed Cole to play the track “I Love Louis Cole” with him and the show took off. Jamming through hits like “Dragonball Durag,” “Tokyo,” and “Them Changes” Thundercat put on a great show and even brought out special guests HAIM and Ty Dolla Sign for features. The artist also notably paid tribute to the late Chick Corea and Mac Miller at other points during his set. It was truly a magical and therapeutic night.
Thundercat’s latest album It Is What It Is is out now!
Stephen Lee Bruner better known by his stage name Thundercat, is an American bass guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Los Angeles. First coming to prominence as a member of crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies, he has since released four solo studio albums and is noted for his work with producer Flying Lotus. In 2020, Thundercat released his fourth studio album titled It Is What It Is, which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Progressive R&B Album.