Michigan-based MC One Be Lo may have the claim to underground fame
here (he's half of duo Binary Star, member of B-boy crew Massive
Monkeys, and founder of Subterraneous Records), but don't relegate the
Seattle-centric talent on hand tonight to the darker corners of your
mind, where Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" plays on loop. While One
Be Lo defines "The G Gap," the howling chasm all dope boys fall into,
and L.A.-based MC Blu announces he's "GloryUs," Macklemore tackles
"White Privilege," "Ego," and his lack of size in the "Penis Song."
(Look out for his genuine Italian-spandex tiny-penis pants.) The
Physics, like Macklemore, deliver songs that are an encyclopedia of
self- and social awareness, sometimes painfully so, plus one damn fine
ode to beer. With the Physics, Blu, Macklemore, DJ Marc Sense. Chop
Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8000. 8 p.m. $10 adv./$12. All ages.
Sun., May 25, 8 p.m., 2008