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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Get With The Program

posted by on October 4 at 13:24 PM

It’s official! The biggest local hiphop show will happen at Neumo’s between December 18th and 22nd. The mad extravagance, which is called Blue Scholars present The Program, will feature the very best in Seattle hiphop, and has Mass Line, KEXP, and The Stranger as the cause of its curious existence.


The Program, curated by the Blue Scholars, represents the peak of a new movement of local hiphop that began in 2005 (or 2004, if you want to be accurate) and is currently expanding like something furious at the corner of the known universe.

The schedule:

Tue 18 - Blue Scholars, Unexpected Arrival, Siren’s Echo :: DJ DV-One (ALL AGES)

Wed 19 - Blue Scholars, Common Market, D. Black, Can-U :: DJ Vitamin D (ALL AGES)

Thursday 20 - Blue Scholars, Saturday Knights, Khingz Makoma (of Abyssinian Creole), Grynch :: DJ B-Mello (ALL AGES)

Friday 21 - Blue Scholars, Dyme Def, J. Pinder, GMK :: DJ Jake One (ALL AGES)

Saturday 22 - Blue Scholars, Grayskul, Cancer Rising, The Physics :: DJ BlessOne (21+)

On Monday, October 8th there will be a limited presale with the password of STRANGER. General public onsale starts October 12th at 10:00 a.m. at

(Neumo’s :: 925 E Pike, Seattle WA :: 8:00 pm Doors :: Advance Tickets $15)

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Will their ALL AGES shows have Neumo's typical alcohol rules? End segregation now!

Posted by DOUG. | October 4, 2007 1:43 PM

@1 Or you could try watching a band without a drink in hand.

I'll be going to the Wed show for sure. I'm surprised Gabriel Teodros isn't at any of these.

Posted by T | October 4, 2007 2:02 PM

Where's Gabriel Teodros? And where are the local hiphop LADIES?

Still, this is pretty fucking exciting. Dyme Def and D. Black rocked my face off at the Block Party and now I'm even more of a believer. Neumos, note: please set up a bunch of fans (not human fans. Real, whirring fans) in your venue. It's too fucking HOT.

Posted by Katelyn | October 4, 2007 2:04 PM

Also, October 12th is a Wednesday. Someone should clarify that ASAP.

Posted by T | October 4, 2007 2:05 PM

October 12 is a Friday.

Posted by Katelyn | October 4, 2007 2:06 PM

@5 Haha, I'm an idiot, I was looking at the wrong month. But it's still not the right day of the week!

Posted by T | October 4, 2007 2:08 PM

Much respect to the scholars for doin what they believe, but in truth, isn't this just another hip hop show? Yes, all those artists are great, but none of them are exactly ground breaking-like the Def Jux stable, for instance. What's the big deal? Are they going to tell us to not wave our hands in the air every 3 minutes, and not have towels and water bottles in their alternate mic hand?

Posted by blackstar liner | October 4, 2007 2:17 PM

No need for every concert to be groundbreaking. This is a celebratory event... Seattle hiphop has come a LONG way in the past five years.

As a side note, is this why the Two-Oh-Six Hiphop Theory class at Seattle Central was canceled? Because if it is, then I'm not so disappointed about the cancellation. I'm taking the money I get back and putting it towards an artisan cheese workshop at South... AND going to these concerts! Best of both worlds.

Posted by Katelyn | October 4, 2007 2:24 PM

"The greatest artistic achievements to rise from the American experience are found only in two art forms: jazz…and cinema…No great work of literature, poetry, philosophy, visual art even comes close the the bottom of the best that exists in either jazz or film form. That is a fact. You must live with it." - Charles Mudede on October 4 at 10:32 AM

Posted by QuimbyMcF | October 4, 2007 2:55 PM

I sure do hope they have a good plan for security. There are bound to be guns.

Posted by Kiki | October 4, 2007 3:00 PM

so is blue scholars going to be on the cover that week, or what?

Posted by racism watch | October 4, 2007 3:39 PM

DJ Sabzi/Saba is Seattle's dreamiest dreamboat.

Posted by Truth Speaker | October 4, 2007 4:00 PM

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