When: Sun., Jan. 6, 8 p.m. 2013
Cody DeCamry’s rich and brassy voice is easily his strong suit—not only can the talented local rapper’s timbre salvage subpar tracks, it also coats the music’s groove and adds prominence to each hook. DeCamry has a playful and dynamic flow, which is on full display throughout most of the 17 proper tracks that make up his recent Blazed mixtape (City of Win). His voice bobs and weaves through instrumentals—mostly loose, funky arrangements with mellow key notes, clean and punctuated drum patterns, and the occasional horn melody or guitar solo—and his words ease forth with a collected nonchalance. Even as he delivers chunks of wordy, tongue-twisting stanzas on “Shut It Down” and “Cashmere Pulaski,” DeCamry maintains a laid-back delivery and vibe that alone is worth your attention—I’d actually be cool with listening to him just spit a cappella on a handful of tracks. Ultimately, though, it’s the perfect balance Decamry strikes between the beats and his chill rapping style—particularly on the aforementioned songs—that makes his work so appealing —Leor Galil Jon Content & Dirty Church Sox headline; Chandler London, the Whoevers, Cody DeCamry, and DJ Gee-A open.