Feezable the Germ plays Nectar on Wednesday, October 16—along with Props!, Adam Nystrom, and our own Based Legend Keyboard Kid—no doubt to commemorate the release of Feez's latest, The Successor of Victor Von Doom. (No references to the Latverian usurper Kristoff Vernard to be found, however.) Mr. 10K—I refuse to call him "Zen Griffey"—that is to say, ya boy Neema, is doing an "unplugged" show at Barboza. Well, a show with a band in addition to his usual DJ Gerze, on Thursday, October 17, with Peta Tosh, John Crown, and rising Portland hustler Cassow, with your host with the most (pale skin in recorded history, according to Guinness), Grynch.
And what else is going on this week—oh yes, the one and only (knock on wood) Kanye West comes to KeyArena on Saturday, October 19, for his first solo tour since 2008's ambitious Glow in the Dark tour, which kicked off right here in Seattle at the Key. I'm anxious (I mean, we're all anxious in general) to see how he chooses to present the biggest record of the year, Yeezus—a stark, techno-industrial (shouts out to Iron Man) weapon of a rap record. I'd much (so much) rather hear him on wax or onstage than in interviews, which we're suddenly seemingly inundated with. Worship, if you will, his poorly constructed god complex ("I wanna help the world, I wanna make peoples' lives easier... I spent two of my checks in telemarketing when I was 18 years old on my first pair of Gucci slippers"). But before your revisions, remember that even the Big Baby Jesus saw a picture bigger than his own self-portrait. Humorless hubris, hella fetishization of all things European as true gospel—here, here, is your patron saint of the pre-tribulation Rupture. Push the button, start the show, and it's bound to rock; his opener is none other than Kendrick Lamar.