Saul Williams Tickets
The Fleece, Bristol
Rated 5 out of 5 by KT1990 from Incredible atmosphere: never disappoints. Saul Williams never fails to deliver. Incredible performance; right down to the points at which Williams gets into the audience to dance and sing with the crowd. Venue (Belgrave Music Hall) was amazing too, with incredible food and drink options before, during and after the gig.
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roxylady from My favourite live artist Saul Williams was brilliant last night. He knows how to get a room jumping and you go home inspired!
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suki Chen Pen from Hack into the DNA 2016 ! Mind Blowing! Saul Williams knows how to hack into you consciousness ;-)
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by RedStar from A spitual ritual of music rhythm It was a small run down look bar with mixed crowd. What else would I expect from Saul Williams. Well you can expect to be surprised. If you know his music you know it ranges massively but themes often focus on misguided rap continuous such as the stereotypes many hip-hop artist willingly fall into i.e. overly macho, consumerist, misogynistic posturing thinly veiled as a middle finger to the 'establishment'. However that did not feel like the main theme here. As the Saul came in reciting almost occult like chanting of politically charged words. It felt almost like it’s the kind of gig where it happen to you rather then you participant in it. Is there rhythm? Yes. Will it get you moving? In a sense, as if you were at an old spiritual or an occult ritual rather than a 'hip-hop' gig. This strange theme was reinforced when Saul came into the middle of the crowd and seemly to star dead into the eyes of very one in the now encircled crowd. Atmospheric but not the kind where you felt one with the artist in a boogie get down or even a 'stick it to the man' PE or Rage vibe. When he reached the hook of N*** Tardust you realise this whole gig is conducted to blast you out of your conformed mind frame and make you think and revaluate yourself: '[Hook: Saul Williams] When I say N***y, you say nothing.. N***y. N***y When I say N***y, you say nothing N***y. ("Nothing!"). Shut up When I say N***y, you say nothing.. N***y. N***y When I say N***y, you say nothing N***y. ("Nothing!"). Shut up' Couldn't help feel it was message that is so sensitive it was lost on even his clearly loyal fans who chanted the words back to him seemly missing the point of the lyrics as he replied to the audience 'Shut the f up'. It felt like it was him saying wake up to racial structures and acknowledge your part in whether you like it or not. Felt like a message designed for a predominantly, although not completely, white hip-hop fan audience. A message meant to draw you in though audience participation but not to gratify. Instead to was to force awareness. Even the mock surprise most artist jokingly put on for the encore was greeted by him with a kind of intense 'Let that settle in' look with his words feeling as if he was looking beyond the crowd and try to reach for kind of mental interface. Not sure if that make sense to many but the theme to his latest album is poetic relation of cyber space and are socio-political consciousness. It was a experience I strongly recommend it just be prepared to: 'Hack into comfort compliance Hack into the rebellious gene Hack into doctrine'
Date published: 2016-03-10