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Young Fathers, Mas Ysa, Murder Vibes


Neumos Capitol Hill
Sat., May 2, 8 p.m. 2015 All Ages


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Recommended by Dave Segal

Scottish trio Young Fathers come at hiphop from weird angles, incorporating abrasive textures and the odd prog-rock chord progression alongside their rapping and chanting. With their unconventional sonic and vocal approaches, they recall some of the wonkier acts on the anticon. label. Check out Young Fathers’ 2014 album Dead—which won Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize—and this year’s White Men Are Black Men Too for examples of how they could appeal to both Soft Machine fans and heads into Death Grips, how they could win over the TV on the Radio demographic and backpacker nerds into cLOUDDEAD. It helps that Young Fathers sing with a subdued soulfulness as adeptly as they rap, allowing them to trample conventionality with panache. Hiphop needs more of their brand of stylish strangeness. DAVE SEGAL


925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Sat., May 2, 8 p.m. 2015