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Dude is bananas.

Since the golden age of alternative music, (or to me, the last time music was listenable – the 90s) Tricky has been churning out gems for albums, and unlike his contemporaries, his music transcends the years, and is still very much relevant today. With the release of his new album, “Knowle West Boy“, Tricky is on a small US club tour… and where else do you go, when you’re in DC? That’s right – Tricky will be at the 9:30 Club, this coming {HURRICANE HANNAH OH NO!!!} Saturday. It’s a late show, but given that this guy is off the radar for years at a time, one could argue that they could open the doors after 2am, give a 15 minute show, and it would still be worth it. -kk

{from the album release website}

Knowle West Boy is the album that sums up everything that Tricky has accomplished since his 1995 Maxinquaye debut. From the sardonic bar-room blues of Puppy Toy to the haunting quasi-classicism of Joseph; from the twisted Specials-worshipping punk of Council Estate to the bereft torchery of Past Mistake; from the Roxy Music’s The Bogus Man-at-the-dancehall art-stomp of Bacative to the poignant autobiographical tale of teen pregnancy that is School Gates, Knowle West Boy sees our misunderstood hero reaching into the post-punk, Two-Tone, reggae, hip hop and pure pop he grew up adoring, twisting it all into surreal Tricky shapes using his astonishingly accomplished band and a host of great undiscovered singers, and ending up with the most varied and accessible set of his career.

To conclude, Tricky was the subject of one of my favorite videos of all time, “For Real”, directed by Stephanie Sednaoui. Check it below. …Yea, I’m weird. I know.

Big ups to a truly creative voice in the industry. -kk

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