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Bad Habitat, The Bad Tenants, Beejan and Das Leune: Bad Habitat, Bad Tenants, Beejan, Das Leune 

When: Fri., Aug. 23, 8 p.m. 2013
Hiphop can often be a dicey prospect when performed live. An otherwise talented emcee or group can astound you with their lyrical talent on wax, but then underwhelm when bringing that same material to the stage. Southeast Portland's Bad Habitat thankfully does not suffer from that affliction, instead bringing a high-energy performance that gets the crowd hyped sans prompting. Their latest full-length, Paper People, just dropped this summer, showcasing their unique brand of hiphop melded with punk and classic rock. The Bad Tenants, who recently moved to Seattle from their native Bellingham, are another hiphop trio that pushes the limits of the genre, with a bluesy take that features soulful crooning and blue-collar brass. Both bands are at the forefront of Northwest acts infusing hiphop with the ethos and enthusiasm of a top-notch bar band. RYAN FEIGH

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