Shabazz Palaces are Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire. Maraire is a black African trained in Zimbabwean classical music; Butler is a black American whose rap career began in the early 1990s with Digable Planets. The talented musical minds realized Shabazz Palaces in 2009. The mode of their music is neo-Afrofuturistic, and their shows brilliantly capture this mode with theatrical masks and costumes. Black Up, released by the established rock label Sub Pop, has 10 meticulously crafted electro/techno/funk tracks. This album is nearly perfect. This album will be this year's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. (Neumos, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467, 8 pm, $15, 21+)

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