Nii Modo Wallingford
Dec. 15-Jan. 13 2018 21+
Recommended by Larry Mizell Jr.
Once upon a time, in a weird online corner of the Seattle rap scene, the term “hobby rapper” described people with 9-to-5 jobs whose hobby (maybe not quite passion, it was implied) was (typically middling-to-bad) rapping. Bree McKenna, whose membership in so many groups—including Tacocat—makes her possibly the Wolverine of the Seattle indie set, tells me via FB Messenger that “[her] sound guy friend told me that he calls office guys that play music as a spare time project with their buds ‘hobby-rockers,’ and would always be exasperated at how long they wanna play and how many pedals they have.” “But me and Robin [Edwards, aka Lisa Prank] are gonna be the hobby rockers of the painting world.” Maybe their art show will reclaim the word “hobby” from the weekenders and that homophobe Lobby. Now it’s up to you to see if they should keep their day jobs.
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