(Mona's Bistro & Lounge) On Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's breakout hit album, The Heist, the lyrics urge listeners to accept people, to reject materialism, to dance. I totally agree with all the sentiments, but for the most part, the music doesn't move me much on a gut level (I don't think it's made for me). Much like with another very-hyped album—Tyler, the Creator's Goblin—my favorite moment is probably the sole instrumental track. "BomBom" features local ensemble the Teaching, which is anchored by upright bassist and composer Evan Flory-Barnes, a celebrated Seattle musician who plays and collaborates in a plethora of projects including this, his own Group. "My interest is in... the well-being, of myself and others," Flory-Barnes says. "I think that's one of the draws to performing and creating work and spending time with people, finding out what's real in people. My personal relationships with people, and how I surrender to music, is ultimately one." LARRY MIZELL JR.