Big World Breaks Spring Classic

Led by drummer and de-facto bandleader Aaron Walker-Loud, Big World Breaks draws on its members’ extensive jazz backgrounds to play alongside breakdancers, singers and rappers, acting as studio musicians and live concert instrumentalists for local artists from Massive Monkees to The Blue Scholars. This installation of their seasonal “classic” series is headlined by local trio Black Stax—the collaboration between vocalist Felicia Loud and Silent Lambs Project MCs Silas Blak and Jace ECAj—whose radiantly soulful hip-hop puts a bluesy spin on social commentary. Olympia rapper Xperience and Seattle’s own party-hop trio Hi-Life Soundsystem join the bill, and a portion of the night’s proceeds benefit the drum lineprograms of Garfield High School, Washington Middle School and Madrona K-8. With Jerm, DJ Miguel Rockwell. NICK FELDMAN

Sat., April 30, 8 p.m., 2011

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