Friday, March 7

* Hana book launch at Espace POP
* Gregory Benton at D&Q
* MAC’s Nocturne series with Suuns
* Signature Boylesque at the Wiggle Room
* Art Matters launch at the Rialto
* Trust play the SAT

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Friday, March 22

* Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Metropolis
* Juliana Spahr reading
* Women in publishing panel
* Heart Streets launch
* Graffiti doc Making a Name premiere and afterparty
* Trust and Eraas at SAT

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Today’s Sounds: Blu & Exile

There is nothing lazier in music journalism than comparative analysis. You know the type: “This is better than II but not as good as III.”
In this case, that would be elephant-in-a-room-a-vision. The MC/producer team’s 2007 debut LP, Below the Heavens, entered the chamber with a humble 3,000-copy run and soared to top-shelf status on word of mouth and digital do-wrongery, becoming probably the most classic rap album no one actually owns a copy of — including, as of early 2011, Exile himself.