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Digable Planets with DJ Cutz and Guests


The Showbox Downtown
Sat., May 27, 9 p.m. 2017 21+


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Alternative hiphop trio Digable Planets helped transform the game with two funky, jazz-rap LPs, 1993’s Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)—which featured the iconic “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” along with “Where I’m From” and “Nickel Bags”—and 1994’s Afrocentric, underappreciated (and less successful) follow-up, Blowout Comb. In the years since, Mary Ann “Ladybug Mecca” Vieira has collabed with Del the Funkee Homosapien, kid-friendly Dino 5, and Brazilian hiphop fusion group BROOKZILL! with Dino 5 member Prince Paul, among others; Craig “Doodlebug” Irving tours and leads the heady Cee Knowledge & the Cosmic Funk Orchestra; and local Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler has been performing in Seattle-based experimental groove duo Shabazz Palaces (with multi-instrumental Tendai “Baba” Maraire) for the past eight years. They still come back together on occasion, however, and this solo (non-festival) date finds them backed by a live band. LEILANI POLK

The Showbox

1426 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Sat., May 27, 9 p.m. 2017