CONCERT REVIEW: Asher Roth & Kid Cudi

meAVATAR2_1.jpgBY JONATHAN VALANIA FOR THE INQUIRER Asher Roth is nothing but a good time, although the haters, and they are legion, would deny him even that. Of course, none of them was in attendance Thursday night at the Electric Factory, where the sandy-haired Morrisville native and West Chester alum wrapped up his 20-date Great Hangover Tour with a sweaty throw-down before an adoring, largely under-21 audience. Minus the naysayers, it was a night of guilty pleasure — which is, in a nutshell, what Asher Roth is all about. Rolling onstage behind the wheel of a tot-size Cadillac SUV and armed with a faux joint the size of a Louisville Slugger, Roth launched the festivities with a shouty run through “Lark on My Go-Kart,” the lead-off track of his breakout debut, Asleep in the Bread Aisle, before running down the bulk of the album’s party-hearty anthems, abetted by DJ Recognize, along with a live drummer and his clownish hypeman Brain Bangley. Roth capped his set with the Weezer-sampling hit “I Love College,” his hedonistic ode to keg stands, chasing tail, and blazing weed. With his Phillies T-shirt soaked to the skin with sweat, Roth left the stage after leading the crowd through the E-A-G-L-E-S cheer. Hooray for the home team, I suppose. MORE

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