Words by LargeUp Crew, Photos by Sherwin Dyer
Machel Montano dropped by Miss Lily’s Variety last night to kick off Labor Day Weekend in NYC with a special edition of The LargeUp Sessions on RadioLily.com. This was no ordinary radio show, though: More like a stage show or a fete. Trinidad’s soca king literally took over our weekly radio program from the moment he stepped in the building, leading singalongs, playing the cowbell on a bottle, and breaking down his new album, The Happiest Man Alive, for the capacity crowd gathered for the M Store Pop-Up Shop. Dozens more who couldn’t get inside lined the streets around Miss Lily’s, watching through the windows.
Words can’t even begin to explain the vibes that ensued from the moment Machel walked in the room. Fortunately, we’ve got pics and audio of the whole thing!
Listen to the full program below, and scroll through for the pics. And look out for our upcoming LargeUp TV webisode featuring Machel in NYC.