Each quarter, eager volunteers flood the KEXP studios to stuff their face with donated vegan doughnuts and locally roasted, fair-trade coffee, in exchange for fielding fundraising phone calls for the indie behemoth. Save the mudslinging (bloated salaries, potential conflict of interest) this time, for each month, KEXP gives back to the community with its Audioasis benefit shows at the High Diveselecting a different fellow local non-profit for which to generate dough. This month, Seattle-based Arts Corps gets tapped by the stationhighly deserving with comprehensive arts education programs for kids in grades K-12, entirely free of charge. This isnt any glorified child care with finger painting either: the kids can sing up for classes like dancingfrom break to Brazilianillustration, photography, sculpture, music recording and more. Seattles finest hip-hop superheroes Grayskul hold down tonights double header, bringing lighting quick lyrics and beats so sickly sweet, the coffee and doughnuts wont be missed. With Branden Daniel and Everyone Gets Laid. AJA PECKNOLD
Listen to a sample of Grayskul's "Dance the Frantic."
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Sat., Jan. 5, 6 p.m., 2008