PUEBLO, Colo.—Musicians and one artist raised awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Awareness at The Beard, on July 25. DJ Mista B, The Marietta Dolls and BeastE were the openers. Brown Ale was the direct support and Raymond Writer was the headliner. Live artwork was painted on canvas by Katrina Gonzales. Drewdup, Whitenoise, 2Fly and Bryson Foster and Jordan Armijo were special guests.
DJ Mista B began the festivities by incorporating current and past hits of various genres. Throughout his show—he placed his left headphone over his ear, used his mixer to crossfade the tracks, his laptop to select songs and his turntables to create the scratching effect.
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek’s “The Blast”, Pretty Lights’ “Finally Moving” and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” were some of the many songs which were part of DJ Mista B’s set.
Olivia Maestas is the guitarist and vocalist, Jesse Razo is the bassist and tambourinist and Mike Carr is the drummer of The Marietta Dolls.
After beginning The Marietta Dolls recital with “Psycho” and “Casual Mess Up”—Maestas pointed out her father made it to their performance on short notice. Razo would perform on and off stage and Carr would begin songs with his hi-hat, while his band mates joined after his count.
“Murder Doll”, “The Phenomenon of Skater Joe”, “No Good, Bad Intentions” were also part of The Marietta Dolls set.
Foster introduced BeastE, prior to him starting his two-song set with “Taking You Back” and ending with “Star Light”. Foster mentioned it was his first live performance.
Thot Soe, Vigilant and Mope are the three emcees which make up Brown Ale.
Brown Ale began their performance with a cypher, as Foster began by singing the chorus of Wu-Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.” Brown Ale brought up Foster, Raymond Writer, Drewdup and Whitenoise to accompany them throughout their set.
“Matadors”, “F$@K Swag”, “Part 1”, “Crackpot Citizen”, “Clouds”, “Crumbs of Humanity”, “Buddha Alcoholics”, “Forsaken Identity” and “Barley Bros.” were also part of Brown Ale’s set.
During Writer’s concert, he spoke of losing his father and aunt at an early age and “Warrior” was his way of coping with his losses. Armijo accompanied him for the performance, after he made his way onto the stage.
“The Intro”, “Perfect Date”, “Do It For the Fam”, “Taking It Back”, “Hip-Hop ‘til Death”, “The Outro” and Trey Songz’ “Na Na (Remix)” were also part of Raymond Writer’s set.