(NEW SOUL MUSIC)
Can hiphoppers espouse peace without getting scorned as corny? Unlikely, but if anyone deserves respect for pushing spiritual vibes within instrumental-hiphop parameters
, it's Ammoncontact (L.A.'s Carlos Niño and Fabian Ammon). The duo's new, aptly titled With Voices
allows them to fortify their heartily languid soul-jazzisms (think Gil Scott-Heron jamming with Last Poets in Bill Laswell's studio
) with lyrics that uplift and inform. (Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000. 8 pm, $10, 21+.