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Open Mike Eagle with Guests


Barboza Capitol Hill
Wed., May 11, 8 p.m. 2016 21+


“Dang Is Invincible” is probably the most prototypical Open Mike Eagle song on Hella Personal Film Festival, Mike’s excellent new collaborative album with UK producer Paul White. A heavy guitar loop builds to a drop that never comes—instead the intro gives way to a goofy lounge beat over which OME gives himself early-morning props for drunkenly remembering to charge his phone the night before and skating on a hangover (“That burrito worked!”). On this everyman, half-full-milk-carton version of “It Was a Good Day,” Mike isn’t basking in the climate of social apathy by not rapping about more important stuff, or parodying tough-rap culture; he’s throwing out casual observations and relatable signifiers that allow you to triangulate his emotional location. Find happiness in the little things, but remember, the little things are just that: “I get to be the one for a nanosecond,” he ends. Even when Mike is being a goofball, he’s being insightful—and vice versa—and he’s still one of the smartest in the game. TODD HAMM

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925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Wed., May 11, 8 p.m. 2016