In concert: Theophilus London at 9:30 Club

He raps! He sings! He crowd-surfs! He throws roses! Theophilus London at the 9:30 Club. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP)

When he sang “Flying Overseas,” the mellow beach rap track from
“Lovers Holiday,” and the crowd went crazy, he stopped to say they were showing him too much love, “like I'm Brian McKnight or D'Angelo or something!” After “I Stand Alone” a track that the fashion darling performed on the teen television drama “90210,” he said the crowd contained “the most beautiful girls we've played for!” — a standard concert compliment. But London followed it with jokes about the women of Utah and Portland.

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