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Saturday, March 3, 2007

Today the Stranger Suggests

posted by on March 3 at 11:07 AM

Lyrics Born, the Coup
(Music) The New Bay sound isn’t all about getting dumb and ghostridin’ the whip, and tonight’s monumental double bill proves it. Straight outta Oaktown, the Coup have mixed partying with politics for over a decade, but their 2006 ended with mixed emotions: Pick a Bigger Weapon landed on many a crit’s best-of list, but a nasty tour-bus crash almost permanently put MC Boots Riley to rest. After a massive outpouring of fan support, his bounce is back and more volatile than ever. San Fran’s Lyrics Born has gone nowhere but up since the release of 2003’s Later That Day—most of which recently found its way to his truly badass live album, Overnite Encore—a rare thing in the hiphop world. (Neumo’s, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467. 8 pm, $17, all ages.) JONATHAN ZWICKEL


(Music) Matt & Kim are totally going to do the dance party up right at tonight’s show, guaranteed, but let us not forget how awesome openers 31Knots are. Hailing from Portland, 31Knots play a postrock rock with some proggy and arty inflections. My fingers are crossed that they’ll play “Chain Reaction,” which is my favorite of their songs. I wanna hear singer Joe Haege scream, “MY CAUSE! MY CAUSE! IS DIFFERENT THAN YOURS! RESULTS! RESULTS! SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!” (Vera Project at Seattle Center, 956-VERA. 7:30 pm, $9, all ages.) MEGAN SELING

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Wasn't the Coup the band that had the album cover depicting a huge explosion in the WTC towers in summer of 2001?

Posted by Peter Fries | March 3, 2007 1:15 PM


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