On Wednesday, the reunited Digable Planets return to Arizona for a show in Flagstaff. We’re debating about whether we’ll take the two-hour drive north for the show, which also costs a steep $25. Having already seen the DPs last summer, I’m not so hot on spending 25 bones. BUT … it is the Digable Planets.
Last summer’s excellent show was where I first heard about the Procussions, who opened that tour and apparently made such a good impression that they’re on the road with the DPs again. (Arizona’s own Drunken Immortals also are on the bill.)
I can vouch for the Procussions’ energetic live set, and the Colorado trio’s full-length As Iron Sharpens Iron is a lively throwback of emcee interplay and bouncing beats.
The Procussions are touring behind the news of a recent deal with Rawkus and expect to drop their next LP – 5 Sparrows for 2 Cents – early this year. All I can say is hallelujah for groups like the Procussions for revisiting hip-hop’s glory days without sounding stale or like copycats.