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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tonight in Music: Riding the Low, Soulciety, The Perceptionists

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM


RIDING THE LOW, WOLFMAN FAIRIES, BARNABY WOODS
(Dante's, 1 SW 3rd) Read our article on Riding the Low.


SOULCIETY: DJ DREW GROOVE, KATRINA MARTIANI
(Secret Society, 116 NE Russell) Spinning vintage soul the second Saturday of each month, DJ Drew Groove and Katrina Martiana kick off Soulciety, a new dance night meant for dancing. Wear your finest togs, strap on your dancing heels, and get your sweet ass down on that dance floor. COURTNEY FERGUSON


THE PERCEPTIONISTS, LOVE LOUNGERS, DJ ZIMMIE
(Crown Room, 205 NW 4th) The Perceptionists are a Boston-based supergroup of sorts, a trio featuring emcees Akrobatik and Mr. Lif with DJ Fakts One handling the turntables. Their sole full-length, 2005's Black Dialogue, paid respect to hiphop's golden era with cameos from Guru and Shock G on the mic and some prominent samples from KRS-One, Public Enemy, and the Beastie Boys featured throughout. Make no mistake, though: While it's clear that they respect their hiphop roots, the record is far from a nostalgia trip, with futuristic beats and diverse subject matter. Conscious examinations of current politics coincide with party anthems, alongside humorous send-ups of one-dimensional emcees, showcasing their ability to further the evolution of hiphop. RYAN FEIGH

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