It's not everyday that we get smart hip-hop in Bend.
Since we've been feeling hip-hop deprived, we'll be going to both shows. Zion I's new album, Shadowboxing, blends old-school-style beats with progressive lyrics and calls on the Bay-Area duo's 20-plus years of recording experience to make a very tight record. You can stream the 2012 release at djbooth.net.
8:30 pm, Wed., Oct. 17
51 NW Greenwood Ave.
Tickets $15 at bendticket.com or at Ranch Records
Here's an old favorite from Zion I . Enjoy.