SXSW Send-Off Party

Tonight, a mash-up of genre-spanning local acts share the same stage before heading off to Austin for SXSW. Like most cities, Seattle’s musicians and their followers form around a sound. It’s natural enough, but it makes for an unfortunate extension of the high school cafeteria: you know, everybody sitting at the table with their own. But when Ballard-based lyricist Grynch, the Dipset-like Dyme Def, the sincere Pearly Gate Music, retro rockers Thee Emergency, and spaced-out soul sistahs THEESatisfaction come together for one fucking cool showcase, the potential for an enterprising promoter to get inspired multiplies. In theory, at least. If nothing else, the fact that three performers from the hip-hop scene have ventured beyond the usual circuit is enough, even if it is just for one event. KEVIN CAPP

Thu., March 4, 9 p.m., 2010

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