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Recommended Show: Champagne Champagne at Neumos {9/13}

If you live in Seattle, dig live music, consider yourself in the know, and haven’t yet seen Champagne Champagne — seriously, what have you been doing? Well, fret not: now is your chance. There's no excuse not to get your pretty self down to Neumos this Thursday {yep, that's the 13th} to get your mind blown.

On their self-titled first album/demo, MCs Pearl Dragon and Sir Thomas Gray took us in all directions, from sampling Mr. Rogers to hazily rapping about Molly Ringwald girls. They opened for Macklemore back in 2011 and graduated up the ladder to touring with Wu Tang Clan and a gig on Warped Tour. And somewhere in-between, they had time to release the EP Private Party on French label Platinum Records, bringing producer/instrumentalist DJ Gajamagic onboard. Champagne Champagne certainly keeps busy, getting all kinds of shit done and finding time to play their hometown on a regular basis.

If you want to get more familiar: the track “Four Horsemen” has a Daptones-style horn-heavy beat, giving an exuberant backdrop to the apocalyptic lyrics. Our favorite raucous genre-bending trio throws everything at you: punk, electro pop, hip hop, and socially conscious rhymes, sometimes all in the same song! They've also collaborated with THEESatisfaction — listen to “Bird Lives” and you will want to move to an ashram and do hookah-fueled yoga all day. Guaranteed.

Seriously, if that isn’t enough incentive to be at Neumos on Thursday, I just don’t know what is.

{Champagne Champagne with The Knux / 8p doors / $10 adv / 21+. Photo courtesy of Last FM.}

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