Saturday, April 19, 2014

Today's Recommended Shows: Snoop, Wiz, Record Store Day and More!

Posted by on Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 11:27 PM

SNOOP DOGG AND WIZ KHALIFA WANT YOU TO KNOW THEY ARE GREEN-POSITIVE

(WaMu Theater) Marijuana enthusiasts Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, bring their Wellness Retreat ("Inhale/Exhale/Relax") to Seattle tonight in order to celebrate 4/20 on 4/19. There's not a whole lot of information out there regarding what attendees might expect, other than that Snoop, Wiz, and “Additional Special Guests” will be there dispensing their blazin’-est rap hits, chron-positive verses will be off the hizzle, and marijuana is likely to be celebrated in general. The following night, the boys join(t) forces with YG and Smoke DZA at Red Rocks in Colorado, which seems a venue much more conducive to the low-pressure cloud front that's sure to materialize when the music starts. GRANT BRISSEY
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THE UNDERACHIEVERS' NY RAP REVIVALISM

(Crocodile) Loosely affiliated with the A$AP Mob and Joey Bada$$’s Pro Era crew, Brooklyn’s Underachievers (rappers AK and Issa Gold) attack the mic with the refreshing hunger of New York’s golden era of upstart spitters. The difference is in the subject matter: the ’Chievers weave tales about the wonders of LSD and girls and Afro-mysticism with the tangential air of our endlessly Wiki'ed age, occasionally delivering verses in a sing-songy cadence similar to Chance the Rapper or the Nuyorican crew (even going so far as to crib Souls of Mischief's eternal "93 'Til Infinity" beat for a track). On their first two mixtapes, Indigoism and The Lords of Flatbush, the production served as a fun-house mirror of traditional boom bap, with cloudy synths and lush slow-mo samples serving as half-time beds for AK and Issa's double and triple-time rhymes. Their debut album The Cellar Door is reportedly just around the corner, and judging from their early work, we're looking at a straight-up NY hiphop renaissance. With Denzel Curry and Dillon Cooper. KYLE FLECK
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CATCH SOME "ETHNO-TRANCE", "ASTRAL/MOTORIK ROCKERS" AND MORE OF DAVE SEGAL'S FAVORITE GENRES AT RECORD STORE DAY

(Everyday Music) While you’re perusing Everyday Music’s bins for ltd.-ed. Record Store Day releases (outta my way, I need that Rodion G.A. 10-inch!), you can also hear some of Seattle’s most interesting musicians. Everyone on the bill’s strong, but the closing three acts—psychedelic soul-jazz shapeshifters Afrocop (6:30 pm), astral/motorik rockers New Weather (7:30 pm), and an expanded-lineup version of perverse ethno-trance shamans Master Musicians of Bukkake (8:30 pm)—really make this an essential visit. And it’s free… though you’ll likely spend a lot of loot on the RSD merch. DAVE SEGAL
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THE FIRE-BREATHING HARDCORE OF DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN

(El Corazón) If the collective reputation of the Dillinger Escape Plan and Trash Talk’s live sets are any indication, don’t expect this gig to be contained by merely a stage. Whether it’s TT front/wild man Lee Spielman scaling monitors and diving without fear or DEP singer/screamer Greg Puciato breathing fire and literally walking on the heads of his fans, there’s bound to be some sort of full-contact activity to go along with the hardcore ferocity of both bands. Show up early to check out Justin Pearson from the Locust’s new project, a stripped-down sonic assault known as Retox. KEVIN DIERS
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BONOBO'S LUSH DJ SKILLS

(Neumos) It's too often a letdown when the words "(DJ set)" follow the name of an artist known for their production chops and original beats, but Brighton's Bonobo is a welcome exception. With mixing skills that rival if not equal his musical prowess and a deep catalog of both his own (his 2013 The North Borders was his fifth full-length) and other artists' prime cuts, his sets are shifting, seamless blends of textured, danceable downtempo selections and club-ready re-edits. Local DJs J-Justice (City Soul, SunTzu Sound) and D'Nelski (Hush Hush Records) are some of the finest talents currently gracing Seattle's radio waves (Justice on 91.3 KCBS, D'Nelski on 90.3 KEXP), and should start things off on a high note with their opening sets. MIKE RAMOS
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And here's all our recommended music events—tonight, tomorrow, and beyond!

 

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Grant Brissey, Emeritus 1
Uhhhh. Snoop has left the building.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on April 20, 2014 at 10:32 AM · Report this

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