Thurs Oct 11, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Dave Segal
Seattle hiphop is in capable, diverse hands—if this bill is any indication. Stas THEE Boss, of course, formed half of one of Seattle’s deepest and most pleasurable rap/R&B units, THEESatisfaction, as their two Sub Pop LPs proved. Stas has continued to grow as a solo artist, with the excellent S’WOMEN, whose lyrics Stranger freelancer Jake Uitti deemed “noble, poignant, and revelatory.” Chong the Nomad (aka Alda Andara Agustiano) stunned attendees at this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party with a series of skewed trap and R&B heaters that she enhanced with ukulele, harmonica, and beatboxing. AAA is one of the most distinctive young musicians working in the city now, balancing the weird and the playful—see especially “Ghosts in the Shower”—with a rare panache. Tonight is the release party for a Stas/Chong split LP on local label Crane City Music.