DeadBoy in the Land of Syrup // Lucki 's "DAYSB4TOUR" Tour Stop in Houston
When it comes to the audience in Houston, it can be very topsy—turvy to say the least. It’s really contingent on the notoriety of the artist much like it is in any other major city, but it’s also artist who come to town with their cult fans as well. Houston may be overlooked when it comes to some major artists on their nationwide tours, but it’s those who utilize the city’s live scene platform to generate the momentum to perform in front of the wave of growing fans they’re pulling in nationwide. You’ve seen that with the likes of Seshhallowwaterboyz, Comethazine, Playboi Carti, and more. This trend continues to trickle down for Chicago’s well-noted underground king, Lucki.
Although the last sentence doesn’t fully represent the way I feel apart of his artistry, but for lack of better of terms Lucki is an artist who’s achieved mainstream success to a certain degree but he still strong-arms the avenues of internet with his confessions of a drug-ridden, fast lifestyle. Given his popularity of his vintage rockstar persona mixed in with the concrete Chicago origins he possesses, he pulls in a young demographic that relate and relieve themselves with the intoxicating high and low melodies Lucki delivers.
The description of his sound relayed to the audience that appeared on the weeknight of his Houston show. While it was one of his last stops on the end of his “DAYSB4TOUR”, he made an effort to leave a lasting impression on the experience while in Texas. Throughout his set, the crowd recited the hazy fan-favorite records from his DAYSB4 II and Watch My Back projects that made a wave of new listeners to latch onto his modern lazy psychedelic flow. The overall impression of the show wasn’t necessarily about the complete capacity of the venue but it was the nature of the relationship the performer has with his crowd. As Lucki cut in and out of his set to interact with the audience, it seemed more of a mutual interaction instead of asking the crowd to do something they wouldn’t have to do.
The experience gave light to what crafting your tours independently can not only do for the artist but also the growth as a creative operation for the whole team traveling. From the dynamic work Jordian Ross and Wxllxxm have done with structuring the tour and handling of it. You can clearly see the relations are in sync from the coverage that Jordi provides with his assertive nature and get-it-done attitude, while Wxllxm also provides another backbone for reliability and creative problem-solving. The mesh between both sides of the artistry bring forth a positive production that leaves the impression that Lucki is here to stay, his team backing him knows what they need to do to propel his growth and how to be consistent in process, and his fans are undeniable the shit. Period.
Enjoy the complete photo recap from Houston dynamic photographer, Sebvicious below.