Blue Scholars

Feeling like a scaled-down version of “The Program” – the five-night hip-hop showcase orchestrated by the Blue Scholars in 2007 – the brilliant pair now brings us The Double Feature. A two-night soiree billed as “cinematic music spectacle,” the lineup features local talents like Common Market, Macklemore, The Physics and DV One as well as New York’s Gordon Voidwell and LA’s Bambu. But the main attraction is still a rapper-producer duo that seamlessly blends party energy and political fierceness with poetic purpose. The Scholars are equally polished and focused, but it’s their spirited honesty that rightfully placed them at the forefront of Seattle’s hip-hop scene and conscious movement. Last year’s OOF! EP proved they hadn’t lost their fire (or fun), and with an as-of-yet-unnamed full length scheduled for 2010, you can bet an unheard track or two will surface. NICK FELDMAN

Fri., March 26, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 27, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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