State of the Artist

Hailing from the north, south and west of Seattle, the colorful trio of S.O.T.A. Boys might be young, but after sharing stages with the likes of Gym Class Heroes, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, they’ve proved they’re no slouches. And while hypeworthy debut full-length record Seattlecalifragilisticextrahelladopeness features more than a handful of local power players—from Grynch to Thig Nat of The Physics—their impressively smooth lyricism has no issues bringing the noise on its own. Parker, Hyphen8d and TH know how to have a good time, and their upbeat tracks mirror the vibe without lying about the money in their pockets. In fact, being broke never sounded so fun. With Dark Time Sunshine, Clockwork, Rafael Vigilantics, Voidpedal, DJ Swervewon. NICK FELDMAN

Sat., Sept. 11, 9:30 p.m., 2010

 
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