When Mic Capes is happy to see you, you know it.
When I wandered into a dimly lit bar for a Resistance show on September 27th, Capes’ midnight face lit up the room like a disco ball. “Look who’s here!”
It’s kind of funny. When Capes (real name Michael Caples) greets you, he doesn’t jump up to give you a hug, or high five or shake your hand. He just sits back, gives a nod, flashes his million-kilowatt smile and says, “Hey.” And that’s it. That’s his, “Welcome to the club.” You’re in. That’s your cue to grab a drink, pull up a chair and join one of his famously deep and personal conversations. You’ve been chosen. You are officially a friend of Mic Capes.
Owuor wasn’t the the only member of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ camp to flex his wings of independence this week, as Wanz – the famed singer on Thrift Shop – dropped his single, The Christmas Song, on iTunes. I’m not a Christmas fan at all, but I can not hate on the big homie for getting his money.
When I met Wanz a year ago, he was on tour, debating whether or not he should stay on the road or get back to his computer engineering job… Looks like he chose right.
I always felt like it was just a matter of time until Owuor Arunga blew up. The trumpeter is known for his work with The Physics, Thee Satisfaction and – who are we kidding? – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. His new single, Black As They Come, is making waves. Don’t be the last to ride it.