It List: Wednesday
Q-Tip/Cool Kids (House Of Blues): I just don't know about Q-Tip. I was so let down by that first solo album, and the R & B heartthrob image makeover that came with it, even if the music didn't necessarily reflect that change. I hear the new record's good and I'm willing to give it a chance. At least he didn't do anything as confusing as Phife's "Ventilation." I'm still trying to wrap my head around the out-of-place acoustic guitar sounds on that record. Anyways, I respect Q-Tip, and would like to see him perform, but at this point I'm more confident about a Cool Kids set.
Lil Jon (Ghostbar): This seems like a really hard show to get into. Anyone know?
Blixaboy/Yeah Def/Billingham's Defense System (The Lounge): Tonight's lineup will be a diverse mix of electro, grime, and hip-hop. Billingham's Defense System is a new DJ duo that we've been meaning to catch for weeks.
Murs/Kidz In The Hall/Rapper Big Pooh (Hailey's): I'm not into most indie hip-hop, but Murs' "Dark Skinned White Girls" is one of the best examples of the genre that I've ever heard, a lyrically brilliant and even touching track that focuses on biracial female identity politics, and of course, hitting on those females. In spite of some of the lusty silliness, I almost choke up when he gets to the part about listening to Morrissey.
Taxi Fare (Zubar)
ADD: Menkena/Select/Art By Drew Williams (The Cavern)