Weekend Hip-hop: Crazy Monk, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Awall, Equipto and others ...

By Josh Rizeberg on April 19, 2013


Yo, it's the weekend - finally! Put away yo work clothes, get all yo favorite party supplies and meet me at the following places:

Saturday at the Track House in Olympia, Tacoma's celebrity, MCing, skateboarding extraordinaire Crazy Monk will perform. It's an early 6 p.m. show. The cover is $3.

There are many 4/20 shows Saturday - I have my eye on two. First, the Central Ave Pub in Kent hosts Lok Skywalker and Vic of Blue Nose Music. The doors open at 8 p.m.; show starts at 9. It's free! There's also big 4/20 party in Seattle at Studio 7. Tacoma's Sky Pilot opens for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. This show is $25 advance and $30 at the door. It's all ages with the door at 7 and an 8 p.m.

Sunday start off by hitting the Graffiti Garage MC Cypher put on by the Northwest MC League. It's all-ages and starts at 1:30.

Sunday night at The New Frontier Lounge in Tacoma, Awall A.K.A. 2-Piece, Whikid Maticuless, Qui Vive and Crazy Monk hit it at 8:30 p.m. It's $5 to get in.

Perhaps the best show this weekend though is back in Kent at the Benchwarmer Sunday night. This bill features San Francisco's own Equipto, L'Roneous, Z-Man, Michael Marshall, The Bayliens with Beanz and Rize (conflict of interest) opening. The show starts at 9 p.m. Cover is $10 before 11 p.m., then $15 after.