I’ll be honest, I don’t know a ton about The Cranberry Show. The first time I heard them was a few years ago when Young Focus was part of House of M (when the M was a collective and not necessarily a group). The M was performing at Stonefly and when it was time for Young Focus to do his part, Arcane hit the stage with him and they performed “Grind It Out” as The Cranberry Show.
I remember DJ Madhatter was DJing this show and he had on a Lucha Libre mask (if you read the interview I just did with him, this is the show) and kids with skateboards seemingly came out of nowhere to rush the front of the stage. The bass was extremely heavy and insanity ensued for a few minutes. I turned to my homie Jank One to ask him what was going on and when I looked back on the stage Young Focus no longer had a shirt on and people were holding up and waiving skateboards like they were summoning the gods of skate.
From what I understand, this is par for their shows…however there is usually water and/or bodies thrown onto/into the crowd.
I got to see them once again, years later, a weekend ago and it was much more tame this time. I think that’s because the stage was so high and there was literally thousands upon thousands of dollars of equipment on stage. It was also the Miltown Beatdown, and not the typical setting for a performance of their intensity.
I got a brief moment to chop it up with their producer, 40 Mil, a producer who has been doing his thing on the Milwaukee scene for awhile and is pretty well known and respected, about what he’s been doing with them for their new project. He promises that it’s going to be dope. I believe they have a mixtape and an album in the works.
I tell you all this because I caught a link to a music video, which I believe is new…but again due to my lack of TCS knowledge, it could be older…for their song “$10”. I don’t know if 40 Mil produced this or what the background of the song is but I thought it’d be good to provide it here for you to check out…cause that’s why I’m doing this blog.