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Event Archive - KEXP and the Stranger Present: Blue Scholars, Common Market, Macklemore, The Physics

Sun. March 15th 2009 Neumos Seattle Washington (No Minors)
8 pm
$15 adv
Presented by: KEXP, The Stranger


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Blue Scholars (Rap/Hip Hop/Jazz/Funk/Latin)

Musically, the BLUE SCHOLARS come to entertain with exceptional writing and beats. While both members of the group are influenced by well known hip hop groups such as Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, and Digable Planets there is so much more to be heard in their music. Sabzi and Geologic's tastes range from anything danceable (with emphasis on jaz... more info

Common Market (Hip Hop/Jazz/Soul/Funk)

Before coming together to form Common Market in 2005, Sabzi and RA Scion both staked a name for themselves in the Seattle hip-hop scene – the former as an up and coming producer and one-half of the groundbreaking duo Blue Scholars, the latter as a humble, well-traveled solo emcee. Their paths crossed through the Baha’i faith and their political... more info


"Macklemore’s raps are deeply personal and honest, particularly on the question of being a white rapper. The opening track, White Privilege, stands out as one of those rare moments in hiphop when a rapper is addressing a very important issue directly and intelligently. It is hiphop discoursing on where hiphop is at this point in time—the racial... more info

The Physics

If Grayskul epitomizes Seattle’s predilection toward dark skies & never-ending rain and Blue Scholars the city’s earnest preoccupation with political activism & elitism, then The Physics, comprised of South End natives Thig Natural, Just “Justo” D’Amato, and Monk Wordsmith personify the 206 as it is on a clear summer day: laid back, refre... more info
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