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Friday, March 7: Black Violin

Pantages Theater

Black Violin

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The Weekly Volcano can't pretend to be a street-savvy musicologist, but Black Violin is the shit. From Bach to Bird to Biggie, Black Violin executes a unique and often brilliant juxtaposition of urban and classical styles. The two-man violin/viola hip-hop outfit of Wil B and Kev Marcus mix classical music with hip-hop beats, and then toss in some rap and freestyle to keep it interesting. Yes, violins. Yes, hip-hop. With the addition of a hip-hop DJ, this talented trio fuses funk, hip-hop and classical music to create a sound and style that very nearly defies traditional genre categorization. Some might call it revolutionary.

BLACK VIOLIN, 7:30 p.m., Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, $19-$39, 253.591.5894

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