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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Music

Brightblack Morning Light

This nomadic duo sometimes draws criticism for being stoned hippies—and their Native-American sartorial style and woozy, shuffling music may initially confirm those suspicions. But Brightblack—Naybob Shineywater and Rachael Hughes, who recorded the new Motion to Rejoin on solar panels—create a sublime form of slo-mo soul music. It's a potent antidote for your financial-crisis blues. (Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, 789-3599. 9 pm, $12, 21+.)

DAVE SEGAL

Downtempo

Mark Farina

Mark Farina is based in San Francisco and has his roots in house music. Farina's fame, however, comes from a downtempo series called Mushroom Jazz. The best is the fourth, which was released in 2002 and had the noble ambition of reviving the beauty and sweetness of hiphop. "Hiphop is the most beautiful music in the world," the French DJ Cam once said. The truth of this statement can be found on Farina's Mushroom Jazz 4. (The Last Supper Club, 124 S Washington St, 748-9975. 9 pm, $10, 21+.)

CHARLES MUDEDE
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