CenturyLink Field Pioneer Square
Thurs Oct 4, 7:30–11 pm All Ages
Recommended by Leilani Polk
The Carters are an indisputable power couple, virtual hiphop royalty. Beyoncé has been flying up near the sun with her 2016 tour-de-force/Grammy-worthy/critically celebrated Lemonade, though her influence, talent, and sheer diva power were never in question before then. Jay-Z could probably retire, but he keeps kicking out albums—and even if I thought 4:44 was a yawn, it topped the charts and earned him a Grammy nom, so what do I know? The duo also released a collab this year as the Carters, Everything Is Love, which sounds pretty good, from what I’ve heard. Opening track “Summer” is sexy and funky and cinematic in a retro-soul kind of way.