RZA, STONE MECCA, ANIMAL FARM, THE HARD KNOX

(Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th) When Wu-Tang Clan dropped 8 Diagrams last year, there was a lot of grumbling from members that it was way “too weird,” and that it was is all the handiwork of RZA; in the ensuing tour, the Abbott was nowhere to be found, and not a single Diagrams song was performed. I don’t know what that’s all about—Diagrams was brilliant, the most true to form they’d sounded in years… See, Wu-Tang was always weird, and RZA always understood that. So if you wanna see the true, bugged-out soul of the Wu, here’s your chance to “keep it digi.” Bong-bong, baby! LARRY MIZELL JR.