Sometimes, there's a night with a ridiculous number of shows competing for attention (made even worse when it's during the week, when many won't venture out) -- Thursday's a perfect example.
When you dare to combine genres of music, you dare to combine more than simply sound and style. An audacious blend of music can bring together diverse cultures, and in the realm of American society there are few backgrounds more disparate than that of small-town bluegrass and the deep urban flavor of hip-hop. On Thursday night, the 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center made easy work of the task, lead by the prototypical alchemist of the genres, Gangstagrass.
"No one ever forgets their teenage summers. And you're always going to go back to the music of your teenage summers."