Tonight Tonight in Music
posted by December 11 at 11:34 AMon
Eyedea & Abilities, Sector 7G, Abzorbr, Locke
(Chop Suey) The nasal quality of every successful white rapper is confusticating. From the various underground kings—El-P, Doseone, Brother Ali, the here-discussed Eyedea—all the way to ol’ Slim Shady, there is consistently some remnant of an uptight nerd’s squeal. It would be racist/foolhardy to conjecture that this imprint is physiological, so what gives? All that aside, both Eyedea and Abilities are committed craftsmen of hiphop’s two musical elements: Eyedea is a stunningly nimble rapper, having won a ton of battles and competitions (including the infamous Scribble Jam and a much-bootlegged trouncing of fellow whiteboy Doseone) while Abilities is one of the most exciting and adventurous turntablists alive. SAM MICKENS
MOUTIN REUNION QUARTET
Anchored by two brothers, François Moutin (bass) and Louis Moutin (drums), this straight-ahead outfit reminds me of late-’70s Weather Report without the wall of synths. The quartet’s turn-on-dime arrangements and incisive solos wowed the crowd at the Ballard Jazz Festival earlier this year. With Pierre de Bethmann (piano) and Rick Margitza (saxophones). Also Wed Dec 12. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave, 441-9729, 7:30 pm, $21.50.
Generation Obama Event at the Showbox in SoDo: Special Musical Guests Brad and the Dusty 45s Showbox SoDo 1700 1st Avenue South, Seattle Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Doors Open: 7:30pm
Admission: This event is a fundraiser. Passes to the event can be obtained online at http://my.barackobama.com/GOseattle. General admission is $100.