Looks like another Seattle artist picked up on to the trend of musicians performing their classic albums in their entirety. I couldn't think of a better group of locals to dig into their back catalog than Mash Hall.
Gatsby and DJ BlesOne (aka Bruce Illest, which is the coolest rapper name ever) will perform The Dro Bots Saga EP and They La Soul in full at Columbia City Theater Oct. 29. Aside from being some of the finest hip hop produced in Seattle over the past few years, the best part about these two albums is that Mash Hall allows you to download them for free.They La Soul is a brilliant throwback to the West Coast rap that ruled the 90s and The Dro Bots Saga EP is a conceptual throwback to the 1980s which involves evil aliens disguised as humans that can only be seen in their alien form after smoking some killer weed. The EP's plot is loosely based off the cult classic They Live.
To make the show even more special the group is billing the evening as "the last Mash Hall show." Although careful inspection of the group's website says otherwise. When reached for comment Mash Hall's Gatsby had this to say:
"We are retiring like Too Short and Jay-Z. Like Ted Leo, like 50 Cent when he lost to Kanye."
Regardless whether Mash Hall is or isn't calling it a career you shouldn't miss a chance to see The Dro Bots Saga and They La Soul performed live. Opening the show will be punk rockers Butts and SST. Tickets cost $7.