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Friday, August 22, 2008

Venue Change for Blackalicious/STS9 Show Sat. Aug. 23

posted by on August 22 at 12:25 PM

It’s now at Showbox Market, not Marymoor Park. Tickets are $30.50; show’s all ages.

You can read my Up&Coming blurb for this gig and check out a video to Blackalicious’s “Alphabet Aerobics” below.

STS9, Blackalicious Crazy bill. STS9 (formerly Sound Tribe Sector 9) epically ramble with a jam-band/trance-act’s “we’ve got all the time in the world” sprawl; Blackalicious are conscious-hiphop exemplars who bust ridiculously intricate verbals with vociferous velocity (that’s the type of polysyllabic alliteration rapper Gift of Gab regularly spits like many rappers mutter “Uh… yeah”). STS9 encourage urges to space out and maybe languorously shake half an ass cheek to their vaporous beatscapes, which sometimes go into Santa Cruz control (that’s their home base; see what I did there?); Blackalicious, on the other hand, plunge you into the real, with dazzling verbosity and galvanizing funkiness. So, yeah—crazy bill. But it might just work, especially outdoors at Marymoor Park. DAVE SEGAL

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