Hip-Hop Trio BadBadNotGood Makes Impressive Local Debut

badbadnotgoodFor the past few years, Mahall’s 20 Lanes has been home to the summertime LKWD Music Festival. However, this year there’s a massive construction effort on Madison Avenue. So instead of holding a day-long festival and forcing people to deal with that headache, the good people at Mahall’s decided to host a summer series of shows instead. The series kicked off in June with Shabazz Palaces and has included other acts like Benjamin Booker and Mr. Twin Sister. This time around, Toronto-based trio BadBadNotGood was the featured act. You can see a slideshow of photos from the concert here.

Matthew Tavares, Chester Hansen and Alexander Sowinski met each other through a jazz program at Humber College in Toronto back in 2010, with a deep love and respect for hip-hop being the tie that bound them together. Over the next few years, the trio has cranked out both original material and covers of songs by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Odd Future and Kanye West, among others. A cover of Gucci Mane’s “Lemonade” is one of their oldest and most popular tunes.