Any fan of rap or hip-hop–even just plain ole’ music fans who dig innovation and experimentation–will love Kool Keith in all his incarnations, whether it be as a member of seminal rap duo the Ultramagentic MCs, the trippy Dr. Octagon or the homicidal Dr. Dooom. Kool Keith’s lyrical innovations really make him akin to a Beat poet in his willingness to chop up language like a chef at Benihana, flipping around bits of language, slicing & dicing words apart to draw in all sorts of flavor.
Wanna go to the show? Tell me your favorite line from a Kool Keith track in the comments. We’ll randomly pick a few winners to get a pair of tix to the show.
Info on the show is here.
Finally, The Faint are back! They play the Wiltern on Monday Wednesday the 3rd 5th. The last time I saw The Faint I didn’t actually see them; they were playing The Smell downtown, which is basically an overgrown hallway with cool art, great bands, an amazing proprietor and awesome vegan food. The band was at one end of the long, narrow venue, and I was at the other end, standing on tip-toes at five-foot-one. Suffice to say I only *heard* the music that night, and didn’t actually SEE anything. But what I heard was still awesome.
So I’m not only thrilled they’ll be playing, but to ice the cake–oh hell, to throw a whole ‘nother cake into the party–Dr. Dooom (that’s Kool Keith, people, the guy who founded Ultramagnetic MC’s) will be opening. Opening? Really? Seems like they should share equal billing. But hey, I ain’t complaining. Add local awesome noizepunkers Mika Miko and this show will get music nerds slobbering.
So, you want tickets? Tell me your favorite line from a Kool Keith, UMCs, or Dr. Octagon or Dr. Doom rap. We’ll pick a lucky winner to get tickets.