Oddisee performs at 9:30 Club on Dec. 18, 2022. (Photo by AJ Waugh)
The DMV’s own underground superstar Oddisee along and his band The Good Compny (Not a typo) wrapped up the North American leg of their At It Again Tour at home last weekend at 9:30 Club. This was Oddisee’s first full-length tour since the Covid pandemic.
The night started out with DJ Unown warming the crowd up as the members of the band trickled on to the stage one by one. Once they assembled Unown played several Oddisee produced instrumentals and let the band recreate the beats. As the band finish jamming Oddisee appeared from backstage. They opened with some of his older songs from as far back as 2012 like, “Ready to Rock” and “That Real.”
At 9:30 Club on Dec. 18, Oddisee progressed through his discography throughout the night, making sure to do crowd favorites such as “That’s Love” and “Like Really” — and turned the place into a house party with “NNGE.” He stopped every once in a while to joke around with the members of band and Unown as they shared stories of their time on the road; from each of them giving up a bad habit for the tour, to the amount of drugs addicts they saw in the middle of the country and being recognized by a hitchhiking hippie in the Pacific Northwest.
Check out the video for Oddisee’s performance of “Like Really”for COLORSxSTUDIOS on Youtube:
The second part of the show was primarily new music, as Oddisee’s upcoming new album “To What End” drops on Jan. 20. The new record “Race” caught my attention the most and was super relatable as he explained afterwards that it represents the time we take for ourselves in the car to decompress before getting out to go in the house or another location. He’d come up with the concept for the song while eating in his car after a secret trip to Shake Shack without his wife and kids.
Check out Oddisee’s last album, Odd Cure, over on Spotify:
Oddisee also took time to do a quick acapella version of his verse on Ciscero’s “Beautiful Mind” as well as take a few requests from the crowd before closing the show out saying the first things he’s doing after the show is getting a steak and some shisha now that his tour fast is over. He thanked everyone for coming out and celebrated the end of tour with the boys in the band before leaving the stage.
The At It Again Tour’s North American leg as come to an end, but Oddisee and the guys are headed overseas for the European portion of the tour in April.
Below are some more photos from Oddisee’s show at the 9:30 Club, Dec. 18, 2022. All photos copyright and courtesy of AJ Waugh (wauffleznotwaffles.com)