On Sunday March 9th, Melodic Syndrome Music Showcase hosted its 15th Asian Entertainment night, which is held every 2nd Sunday of the Month at the Baggot Inn. This monthly showcase features a variety of performers from singers, dancers, rappers to comedians of Asian descent.
The Baggot Inn reminds me of a dark hometown tavern from the old days, kind of like the Prancing Pony in Lord of the Rings. With wooden furniture and candles providing most of the illumination around us, it provided a relaxing environment for us to enjoy the show. The place was not very large, seating around 80 people up front around the small stage area with more space for standing speculators near the bar.
Even though it was an Asian Night, the crowd was quite mixed with mostly artsy types and the Asian mix was mostly Japanese. This was probably because the show was organized by the host of the night, Tomoko, who is also Japanese. But overall from my point of view, most of the speculators were the performers, their friends and a few talent scouts and reviewers.
Even though it was advertised as starting at 7pm, the show actually started at 9:30pm, which we found out is normal for this event. So if you decide to go to the next AEN we suggest going there around 9pm, a little earlier if you want seats. You can always enjoy a few drinks.
Now the show that night featured 15 acts: 8 singers, 1 rap group, 3 dances, and 2 comedian, and one poetry reading at the end. As with any talent showcase, not every act is going to be entertaining. Three of the act that stood out would have to be A.U.G (a Japanese Trio doing a Hip-Hop Dance), Notorious M.S.G. (the funny and energetic Chinatown Trio doing their signature FOB Rap), and DWIT (Male Vocal with Hip-Hop Dancing). This show also contain a few non-Asian performers, one of with was DWIT.
Out of the singers, I enjoyed the first act JC, Eric Chris, and DWIT. JC is a Filipino R&B singer with a good voice and nice songs. Both Eric Chris and DWIT is African American. Eric Chris resembles Wesley Snipes, maybe that why he was a stunt double for him his the