City Planner: Thursday 10/19

Categories: Local Nightlife

Umar Bin Hassan @ Fine Line

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From today's A-List: "One of the seven members of the Last Poets and one of the three to appear on the group's jolting 1970 eponymous debut, Umar Bin Hassan helped create rap music, and his 'Niggers Are Scared of Revolution' went on to be sampled by N.W.A., Brand Nubian, and A Tribe Called Quest. But the former Omar Ben Hassan (born Jerome Huling in Akron, Ohio) went missing during hip hop's '80s ascendance, battling homelessness and drug addiction before fellow Poets tracked him down for a cameo in the 1993 film Poetic Justice. Until the long-delayed Last Poets tribute album comes out, this is the kind of listening experience that only the Minnesota sur Seine festival can bring (the entire underrated Franco-Minnesota jazz-funk-whatever program continues through Sunday; see www.surseine.com for a complete schedule). Openers Ursus Minor are an international fusion band fronted tonight by local rapper Brother Ali, with Mint Condition's Stokley Williams on drums, Jeff Beck collaborator Tony Hymas on keyboards, Philadelphia's Jef Lee Johnson on guitar, and France's François Corneloup on sax."


18+. $18. 8:00 p.m

Elsewhere

Vijay Iyer @ Walker
400 Blows @ Nomad
Bobby Bare Jr. @ 400 Bar
ARENA Dances @ Southern
Tenor Madness @ Ted Mann
Copperheads @ Famous Dave's
Kris Kristofferson @ Grand Casino
Mobius Band @ 7th St.
Kid Congo Powers @ Triple Rock
Andrew Bird @ the Whole
Fran King & Duncan Maitland @ Hex
Found @ Creative Electric

Every Thursday

Ritmo Caliente @ First Ave
The Bungalow @ VIP Room
Cinnamon Thursdays @ Fahrenheit
Free Thursdays @ Walker

These events and more at the A-List.


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