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Qbala pulls out all the stops at Hodi’s Half Note

Qbala pulls out all the stops at Hodi’s Half Note.
Qbala pulls out all the stops at Hodi’s Half Note.
Sareth Ney/aqdpi.com

FORT COLLINS, Colo.—Qbala intertwined her recital with the other musical acts at Hodi’s Half Note, on June 1. She was the master of ceremonies. She was also the opening act along with Hench, Syntax, Mad Scientists and Kind Dub. Psalm One was the direct support and Louis Logic was the headliner. Qbala was accompanied by disc jockey, Dominic Deadbeat.

Qbala pulls out all the stops at Hodi’s Half Note.
Qbala pulls out all the stops at Hodi’s Half Note.
Sareth Ney/aqdpi.com

Before Qbala greeted the crowd, Hench remained on stage. She accompanied him for his final song, “Watching It Burn”. Dominic Deadbeat provided the beats, as they shared vocal duties. Hench performed the first verse. As she sang the chorus, a member of the audience sang along with her. Afterwards, she provided lyrics for the second verse. After the both of them sang the chorus to end the song, Hench parted the stage and Qbala asked everyone to go online and invite everyone they knew to the show.

After Qbala said she was going to perform a few songs throughout the evening, she stated she would perform “Deadbeat” and bring Syntax to the stage. She asked everyone to acknowledge the northern Colo. Hip-Hop scene and all of the “innards” it had to offer. She would later refer to Colo. as “The Box State”. Towards the end of the song—Dominic Deadbeat continued to scratch his records. Qbala went onto repeat the song’s title and continued to do, as the song came to an end.

Shortly after Syntax ended their set, Qbala returned to the stage. She recognized Mad Scientists’ Furbie Cakes, as he was preparing on stage. She requested the audience to make noise and thanked the venue for hosting the event. Dominic Deadbeat played the next track and she performed “Get Down”. After the performance, she brought Mad Scientists up to the stage. She thanked them for finding places for her to perform in Denver and she wanted to return the favor, with her show.

“Ooh Boy” brought an end to Qbala concert. Before she closed out her performance, she complimented the musicians from the Midwest. She stated how polite they were and if they were any more polite, they would be Canadian. She reminded everyone to use their social networking profiles and invite everyone they knew to the show. Then, she advised everyone to leave their 9-to-5 jobs and learn to live life, before ending her showcase.

“Jankee”, “Spider Web” and “Repeat Offense” were also part of Qbala’s set.