Nacho Picasso

Don't let his Steve Urkel specs fool you: Nacho Picasso is the weightlifting villain of Seattle rap at the moment. With a cardigan of tattoos, the tough-jawed Picasso spits raps from Necro's inkwell with a sickly cool rasp and feet-dragging pace for effect. His style is pretty grisly, which fits the ghostly production (by talented teams Blue Sky Black Death and Raised By Wolves) he's been rapping over, and creates a graphic landscape that has proven different—and bad-ass—enough to earn him nation-wide cred as of late. With a crew of his Cloud Nice comrades in tow, this show should should add a little hot brandy burn to your Christmas nog. With Sam Lachow & Company, Steezie Nasa, Pu$h Gang, Real Rogers, DJ PhoSho. TODD HAMM

Fri., Dec. 23, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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