KEXP Audioasis

The headliner of this month's installment of Audioasis—a benefit for Food Lifeline, a nonprofit dedicated to feeding the hungry in Western Washington—is Don't Talk To The Cops, the popular local dance and hip-hop trio whose fire-starting tunes can be pretty take-it-or-leave-it, depending on how much the phrase "party rap" appeals to you. The rest of the bill, however, features a super strong lineup of three of the best and brightest young rock bands in the city: Wimps, the cheeky punk outfit fronted by Rachel Ratner who are gearing up to release their first LP, Repeat, on the new local label End of Time Records; the post-rock quartet Stephanie, whose convulsive debut album, One Glove, was one of the city's most distinctive releases of 2012; and Dude York, the propulsive trio led by the hyperactive, deviant frontman Peter Richards, whose forthcoming album should be one of 2013's punchiest records. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sat., Jan. 5, 10 p.m., 2013

 
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