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Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday To-Do: Whodini

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Whodini
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WHODINI
8 p.m., Revolution. $25 adv., $30 d.o.s.

If the jam-packed crowd at the Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick concert in April at Revolution is any indication, Central Arkansas is hungry for old school rap heroes. That's what local promoter Chris Bowen is thinking anyway with Whodini, who along with the likes of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and The Fat Boys were among the first rap acts to enjoy a national following. On one hand, the Brooklyn trio, of Jalil, Ecstasy (who, back in the day, always wore a Zorro-style hat) and DJ Grandmaster Dee, sounds its age, all plodding and passe rhymes. But on the other, dudes had a keen sense for production and a hook. Even if today we're growing weary of AutoTune, the vocorder and all other permutations of the robot voice, "Freaks Come Out at Night" remains a jam for the ages. "Five Minutes of Funk," too. Look for nostalgia to carry the show. And 607, who grows weirder and stronger as an MC by the minute, opens. Fifty bones gets you what Bowen calls "lavish" VIP treatment.

-Lindsey Millar

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