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UPDATE: And...poof, the tickets are gone. Damn, that didn't take long at all. Congrats to winner JD!
Yep, slam poet/rapper/artiste extraordinaire Saul Williams will be in town this next Tuesday, April 1st over at Warehouse Live -- with the utterly awesome Dragons of Zynth, I've heard, although they weren't on the venue's Website the last time I checked -- and all signs point to it being utterly badass. I'll grant that some of his stuff gets a little long-winded & navel-gazer-y, but 95% of the time, I'm impressed as hell with what the guy does. At the very least, he's unique in a musical realm where how many times you've gotten your stupid ass shot apparently matters more to the music-purchasing public than how good you actually are.
Lucky for you, SCR has in its possession (well, virtually) two free tickets/guestlist spots to give away to the first person who emails us. Just send a quick note to "gaijin" at "spacecityrock dot com" with the Subject line "Give me the tickets, and nobody gets hurt!", and you'll be on the list over at the Warehouse the night of the show. The email I get first wins. Then you just show up & enjoy the free-flowing, beat-heavy poetry/hip-hop/rock/whatever. Capisce?
In case you're uncertain, here's the video for Williams' version of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (yep, that one), off his latest, the Trent Reznor-produced The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust (which is, btw, one of the best album titles ever, hands down). Enjoy...
And since I'm in a Youtubing mood, here's the video for my favorite Williams track ever, his "Coded Language" collab with DJ Krust -- it's long, but Krust's beats are fucking awesome and it gets nicely intense when Williams starts spitting out names: