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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blue Scholars @ Caffe Vita

Posted by on Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 1:06 PM

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A few minutes ago, Blue Scholars pulled up next to Caffe Vita in an SUV, popped the trunk, plugged a mic into a PA, and played three songs from their new OOF! EP (available today at Vita). Only a couple (young, female) fans had been waiting at the cafe beforehand, poring over freshly bought copies of the new CD and giving updates to someone by cell phone, but once Geo and Sabzi set up a small crowd started to gather. Three kids rolled up on skateboards with the nicest video camera on hand (maybe a third of the crowd was shooting photos or video, whether by phone or camera). While Geo rapped, Sabzi mingled with fans and snapped photos of his own. "I don't have to do anything," he said, "just stand around." (He did also get on the mic to thank "all 20 people who showed up.") Geo ran through "Coo?," "Bananas," and "HI-808," all showing Sabzi's lately synth-ier but still classically soul-sampling production style. The double-time runs of "Coo?" struck me as pretty impressive when the guys played it out at SXSW this year, and it still sounds killer.

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The dudes will be playing these secret shows all day long, leading up to a CD release party tonight at Ohana in Belltown. Next stop is the 42nd & the Ave at 1:15pm; updates at http://twitter.com/Bluescholars.

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Photos by Kelly O (video coming soon).

 

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1
2 block boring hipster update. speaking of overrated bands you haven't written about SAD BAD for a couple days now... what's wrong Lizard Face????
Posted by LAME OUT on August 25, 2009 at 1:21 PM · Report this
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Blue Scholars are not a band.
Posted by Jeff on August 25, 2009 at 1:33 PM · Report this
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I guess 2 guys talking into a microphone over stolen beats count and can get 4 blogs on this pathetic pile of shit called 'line out'
Posted by can't spell CRAP without RAP on August 25, 2009 at 2:14 PM · Report this
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stolen beats, lol
Posted by sergiomottola on August 25, 2009 at 2:17 PM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 5
why dont you guys talk about bands that dont do shit? fucking cokeheads.
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on August 25, 2009 at 2:18 PM · Report this
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damnit, nice post
Posted by andrewmatson http://www.raindrophustla.com on August 25, 2009 at 2:50 PM · Report this
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I love the DIY feel of this. These guys are awesome.
Posted by this is why the blue scholars are the shit on August 25, 2009 at 3:15 PM · Report this
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just found the option to turn unregistered comments off! nice. fucking cokeheads.
Posted by rschroed http://twitter.com/rschroed on August 25, 2009 at 3:17 PM · Report this
T 9
Love me some Blue Scholars. Bummed I can't make it to any of the surprise shows today, but buying the EP online as soon as I get home.
Posted by T on August 25, 2009 at 3:20 PM · Report this
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HA HA HA HA LARRY

over 1000 bands in the Seattle area and you inbred Capitol Hillbilly fucks keeps sucking the dick of 6 of 'em. Keep it up and watch that finger pointing as you have 4 pointing back at yourself. It's like the pot calling the kettle black, fool.
Posted by LAME OUT #2 on August 25, 2009 at 3:25 PM · Report this
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when your hate of line out leads you to talking shit about rap in general, you're doing it wrong.
Posted by fail, like your life on August 25, 2009 at 3:42 PM · Report this
12
Watch the video!
http://bit.ly/HB01I
Posted by Kelly O on August 25, 2009 at 3:50 PM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 13
@10

1. i wouldn't call you black, i know better.
2. this rag ain't a roll call, chief. you wanna see yr name in print, cop a phonebook
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on August 25, 2009 at 4:04 PM · Report this
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I just want to know if Larry Mizell was actually there, or too busy contemplating his next think piece about this being the golden age of Seattle hip hop.
Posted by Casual_Observer on August 27, 2009 at 8:38 AM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 15
yeah i was there. im everywhere you aint never there. can't miss me. say hi anytime.

lol @ golden age. that's a comic store i used to steal from. yes, things are looking fucking dope these days and even the OGs will tell you that, but PLEASE dont take my word for it. no, an iconoclast like you should probably just sit on your couch and tell us what's really going on.
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on August 27, 2009 at 2:07 PM · Report this
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because the 20 people that came to this thing are that much more tuned in than I am?

nah, i was too busy studying up on "FRESH ESPRESSO" and "MAD RAD" and downloading loops on Garageband too notice the future of hip hop, apparently.
Posted by Casual_Observer on August 27, 2009 at 11:08 PM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 17
...you're a musician? no. way.
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on August 28, 2009 at 2:16 AM · Report this
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great comeback.
Posted by Casual_Observer on August 28, 2009 at 9:40 AM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 19
no, you! lets hang, bro!
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on August 28, 2009 at 4:13 PM · Report this

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