Hip-Hop Night? In Ballard? Say it aint so! But its true. New Sunset booker Mike Jaworski took a risk a couple months ago by debuting a night of hip-hop hosted by Ballard MC, Locke. Mind you, former Sunset booker Kwab Copeland booked hip-hop acts, but never a monthly. Theyve only done two so far, but theyve been near sell-outs both times and on weeknights, no less. Indeed, the face of Ballard Ave is changing. We have no idea what Jaworski and Locke have in store this time around, but the last one was headlined by our own Saturday Knights, if thats any indication. Between hip-hop at the Sunset and the increasing regularity of successful hip-hop shows at Nectar, we may be witnessing the birth of a North End scene. What's next? B-boys hanging in front of Fred Meyer?
Mon., Sept. 10, 9 p.m.