Machine Gun Kelly was coming to town and having never seen him live I wanted to make sure I was at this show. He comes with a very dynamic stage presence and makes sure to get the fans going from start to finish.
Colson Baker, aka MGK, is a Cleveland Ohio resident and was just coming off his release of third studio album titled “Bloom” followed up by “Bad Things” with Camila Cabello which peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 which was his highest charting single.
MGK is also an actor staring in a few films such as Beyond the Lights, Nerve and Viral.
Some of Ottawa’s more seasoned acts were given the green light to hit the stage and make sure the crowd was properly warmed up for the main even.
The night started off with the boys from Swift Crew and they came at it right away with their signature style and sound. Young Astronomer, Smooth C, Cub K and New Age Hippie got the crowd just where they needed to for the next act to hit the stage. Next up is Ottawa Heavy weight Swisha T. Swish has been a vet in the Ottawa scene for years and well respected by all. He hit the stage and let the crowd have a taste of just how powerful his lyrical moves can be.
The local crowd ate up the opening acts and were just getting started with the excitement.
It was now time for the main event. MGK hits the stage in typical fashion with high energy and unique stage props. He has a shotgun built into his mic stand which I personally thought was badass. He also dawned a custom Ottawa Senators Jersey to show a little love for the city he was playing in. I’m sure he has a whole room of jerseys for all the shows has played.
End of the night it was a killer show and congrats to MGK on the success he is having with Bloom and looking forward to more.