Watch JPEGMAFIA’s Full Pitchfork Music Festival Performance On Blurred Culture! Also check out some dope photos and our review!
“…The next act I saw could not have possibly been more different. JPEGMAFIA’s one man show was unlike any I’d seen before. “They done let me up here with a live microphone, again. Mistake,” he told an eager crowd. Over the course of the next 45 minutes, Peggy went absolutely berserk. He probably touched every inch of the stage at one point or another, and I’m honestly surprised he didn’t tear a ligament with how he was moving.
He started the same way he apparently starts every show – with a shout out to Denzel Curry. While Denzel’s part of their track “Vengeance” played out, he calmly strolled across the stage. But the instant his verse cut in, his casual gate turned into an all-out sprint. He screamed every word, crowd surfed (over, and over, and over again), bear-hugged a photographer in the pit, and let a fan hold him. It was pure insanity, and I loved it.
His set included hits off his self produced 2018 album Veteran, which balances overtly political messages and nihilistic nuances with dark humor. Sonically, he experiments with jarring, industrial sounds inspired by his stint in the military. Peggy has no interest in being conventional, and his music becomes even more off-kilter with each release. You probably don’t need to listen to his latest song “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot” to know that.
Just in case you need one more reason to love JPEGMAFIA, here’s a video of him performing to one person in a bowling alley the exact same way he performed to thousands at the festival: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiUcMCTl4uC/…”