AC Entertainment presents

The Helio Sequence w/Shabazz Palaces & DJ Noah Uman

Pop/Rock
Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

In light of the ongoing media circus surrounding Death Grips — the utterly defiant Sacramento rap trio that flipped their corporate overlords the ultimate bird by leaking their own album before it was even considered for release — it would be criminal to forget that MC Ride isn’t the only hyper-unconventional rapper on the block. Shabazz Palaces dropped their debut EPs in 2009 under a thick cloud of mystery, completely ignoring the rap-game social media maelstrom that’s all but required in the 21st century. And apparently it worked. Armed with Kool Keith-inspired rhymes and pulsing, off-kilter instrumentals, former Digable Planets member Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler is making truly experimental, almost psychedelic hip-hop. Shabazz Palaces sound like music being made in the future, which makes their show in Nashville utterly essential for hip-hop heads.

—LANCE CONZETT

Mon, Jan 28 | 8:00 PM
The Mercy Lounge
$12.00 - $14.00
18 and over
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The Helio Sequence

Portland OR  |  Alternative



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