Green star Crocodile (Belltown)

2200 Second Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
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One of Seattle's favorite music venues since the beginning of time (or at least grunge) got a swanky makeover back in 2009. The famously inconvenient post is no longer in the center of the room (it's been preserved, for hilarity's sake, off to the side), and there are skylights, a proper mezzanine, dark red walls, and marble countertops in the bathrooms. Also, a wood-fired pizza oven in the back bar means you can grab a slice. The Croc changed, but it's still a great place to see a show.
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Otis Heat

Thurs, April 17.

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Green star the Underachievers, Denzel Curry, Dillon Cooper

Sat, April 19 at 8 pm.

All-ages!
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. KYLE FLECK
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Green star Mobb Deep

Tues, April 22 at 8 pm.

All-ages!
Mobb Deep’s peak moment was in the middle of the ’90s—a time that represented hiphop’s peak, as well. What they brought to the form was an attitude that was at once beautiful, melancholy, and violent. “Hit you in the face so hard that your nosebone goes into your brain,” claimed one line in the classic “Shook Ones Part II.” Also on that track: “When the slugs penetrate you feel a burning sensation/Getting closer to God in a tight situation.” On the album Hell on Earth (1996), Mobb Deep’s most important contribution to the history of hiphop, something like a cathedral of violent imagery, street life, gangster ethos is meticulously presented. You enter the album and hear a world where guns and masculine aggression are the sole means of survival. If you are soft, if you think twice, you are finished. But these violent visions were matched by an aesthetic program that showed great care and intelligence. The beats had lots of space, and the piano loops and stabs of orchestral strings were drawn primarily from classical music. Mobb Deep’s work was indeed like a tommy gun in a violin case. CHARLES MUDEDE
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