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Earthgang, Mick Jenkins, Wynne, Jurdan Bryant

Welcome to Mirrorland Tour

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The Showbox Downtown
Thurs Jan 16, 8 pm All Ages

$23 adv/$25 DOS

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Recommended by Leilani Polk

EarthGang have that ATL hip-hop sound I love, keeping the spirit of Outkast (fun and freaky dirty South) alive without sounding much like that particular duo. EarthGang are a duo, too—rappers Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot. They’ve been buzzing since self-releasing their debut in 2013, their quirky, psychedelic rap eventually catching the ears of J. Cole; EarthGang signed to his Dreamville Records last year. Their major label first, Mirrorland, is fucking banging. Venus told Pitchfork that the album is inspired by 1978 Wizard of Oz redux The Wiz: “It’s really colorful. It’s really dangerous. It’s really trippy. It’s literally Freaknik Atlanta in the summertime—folks riding around in cars with big rims with paint on their faces.” Venus has the gnarly, demented, Caribbean-flecked vocal quality, while Doctur Dot is a tad more straightforward eccentric, slicker, very slightly quicker—though both are lyrically agile, clever, witty as fuck, with the ability to be both odd and catchy. They’re edging toward stardom. Here’s hoping their quirky charm is intact when they arrive.

The Showbox

1426 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
206-628-3151
http://showboxpresents.com

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  • Thurs Jan 16, 8 pm