November 11, 2011

Reviewed - Blue Scholars with Bambu

Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA

Last night, we had the pleasure of attending an extraordinary hip-hop show at The Paradise. Northwest legends Blue Scholars had invited Los Angeles social activist/rapper Bambu to open up for them on their current Cinémetropolis tour. Bambu, whom neither of us were familiar with, won over the audience with his progressive, revolutionary ideals, and his unique, clever way of expressing them. Show highlight "The Queen Is Dead," provided a heartfelt dedication to Womens' History Month.

Geologic and Sabzi of the Blue Scholars strode onto the stage with confidence, tearing through tunes from all throughout their catalog. Geo proudly represented the Northwest up front while Sabzi kept the synth-heavy melodic beats flowing. Their excitement and energy never faltered and the show came to a dazzling climax with a powerful encore. Finishing up with the classic "North by Northwest" and "No Rest For The Weary," they left the audience satisfied, yet always wanting more.

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