If your first exposure to Seattle-based, Indianapolis-born emcee Indijinis is his song "The Stand," you might be surprised to learn that he spent seven years in the U.S. Marine Corps. That song starts thusly: "The military industrial complex/Who the fuck you gonna bomb next?" Political? Just a touch. But if a person who's been in the service hasn't earned the right to speak about its flaws, no one has. Plus, while he was in the service, Indijinis lived all over the place: in Paris, in Mexico City, in San Salvador and El Salvador. Which might explain his ferocious commentary on immigration, not to mention those insane segues into rapid-fire, impeccable Spanish (or at least, it sounds that way to my pasty French-speaking self). And because Indijinis doesn't have much of an online presence, and no way to buy his albums unless you go to a show, you should attend the Corner tonight. Not only will you feel good about supporting grassroots artists and see some of Seattle's fine up-and-coming emcees (because that's what the Corner's about, after all), you can save the 18-20 bucks you would've spent on the Blue Scholars/Hieroglyphics show. Or go Saturday. You know, whatever.
Fri., Sept. 26, 10 p.m., 2008