Sign up for our free newsletter
This one is for the old heads. Detroit’s Slum Village reside in that rarefied air of hip-hop legends that many may not recognize but have definitely influenced the genre’s sound and culture. The original Slum trio from Detroit’s Conant Gardens neighborhood included T3, Baatin, and the legendary super producer J Dilla, both rapping and producing some of the group’s most classic cuts. The sound he cultivated in the studio for Slum Village would go on to influence pretty much every established major producer in the modern hip-hop era. Eminem? Dilla schooled him. Stealth master producer Q-Tip? While Q helped put Dilla in the national spotlight many would say that J surpassed his friend and mentor. While the group has lost two of their three founding members in Baatin and J Dilla, they will bring to Songbyrd some cuts from their new offering The Lost Scrolls Vol.2 and a dose of classic tracks with T3 and Grammy-nominated producer Young RJ. Head to Songbyrd to soak in Dilla production and feel the energy of finely crafted musicianship consumed the way it was meant to be: live and onstage in a crowded basement. Read more>>> Slum Village performs at 8 p.m. at Songbyrd, 2477 18th St. NW. $22–$40. (202) 450-2917. songbyrddc.com. (Hamzat Sani)
OH AND ALSO
The Magic Numbers, a UK-based four-piece pop-rock band, perform at Union Stage. 8 p.m. at 740 Water St. SW. $15.
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, an exhibition showcasing room-sized installations, jewelry, and costumes that spiritually transport visitors to the annual Burning Man gathering, continues its run at the Renwick Gallery. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1661 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free.
ARTECHOUSE presents Fractal Worlds, a new immersive installation designed as a visual journey to sci-fi worlds and 3D geometric patterns. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 1238 Maryland Ave. SW. $15.
Want To Do Today sent to your inbox five days a week? Sign up here.