With a knack for writing easily relatable, vaguely empowering songs, and an unfailing ear for crowd-pleasing pop production, Seattle MC Sol has been able to cultivate a sizable following on the local college scene and beyond. He's an artist with many of the right tools, and what shortcomings he has are ones that might very well be worked out with time and life experience. As a result of his exemplary academic performance at the UW, the young lyricist has accepted the Bonderman Travel Fellowship, which will send him around the world for the nine months following this show; an opportunity that could very well mark the transformation of an artist. With XV, The Physics. TODD HAMM

Sat., June 16, 8 p.m., 2012

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