Blackalicious' Blazing Arrow has been one of my favorite albums since it was released in 2002. It's perfect for the home, club, or road trips. The title track's (above) Harry Nilsson reference is as tasty as it comes.
The band's coming to Seattle to play Showbox at the Market on Oct. 22 as part of City Arts Fest. Tickets are $19 in advance, or you can get in by buying an all-access wristband to the fest. Wristbands are recommended, as it will give you a chance to catch all the bands you like, even on the same night. That means you could catch, say, Lemolo down the street at the Croc before heading to the Showbox for Blackalicious.
But if you want to skip the paying process and get Blackalicious tix for free, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m., and we'll pick a winner of a pair of tickets. Be sure to put "BLACKALICIOUS TIX" in the subject line.