Blue Scholars issue digital EP, tour

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Despite issuing a widely acclaimed album, Bayani, Seattle duo Blue Scholars still haven’t mounted a proper tour. Slowly but surely, however, they’ve been making their way across the country, knocking off a few dates at a time.

They’ll cover several more cities during the next two weeks. Some of the artists they’ll perform with include Canadian crew Swollen Members and LA vet Evidence; Minneapolis upstart Psalm One; and backpack thugs La Coka Nostra. Blue Scholars’ year ends with a special event: a weeklong hip-hop showcase at Neumo’s in Seattle.

For those that can’t make the trip or, worse, don’t live in a city on the group’s itinerary, there’s the Joe Metro EP. Scheduled to drop on November 6 via Massline/Rawkus, the digital package features a remix of two cuts from Bayani (including a Jake One remix of “North by Northwest”) and two new tracks.

The track listing for Joe Metro EP and Blue Scholars’ tour itinerary is listed below.

  • 1. “Joe Metro”
  • 2. “Joe Metro (Remix)”
  • 3. “Southbound”
  • 4. “Town Talk (Part 1)”
  • 5. “North By Northwest (Jake One remix)”
  • 6. “Joe Metro (instrumental)”
  • 7. “Joe Metro (remix) (instrumental)”
  • 8. “Southbound (instrumental)”
  • 9. “Town Talk (Part 1) (instrumental)”
  • 10. “North By Northwest (Jake One Remix) (instrumental)”

And here’s the concert itinerary:

  • 10/22: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 11/02: Hell’s Kitchen, Tacoma, WA
  • 11/03: Whitworth University, Spokane, WA
  • 11/13: Picador, Iowa City, IA
  • 11/14: Annex, Madison, WI
  • 11/15: Nuttys, Sioux Falls, IA
  • 11/16: Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
  • 11/17: Subterranean, Chicago, IL
  • 11/18: 7th St, Minneapolis, MN
  • 11/19: Record Bar, Kansas City, KS
  • 11/20: Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
  • 11/23: Belly Up, Aspen, CO
  • 11/24: Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
  • 11/26: Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
  • 11/27: Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 12/10: Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
  • 12/12: Midtown, Bend, OR
  • 12/15: El Rey, Los Angeles, CA
  • 12/16: Cafe du Nord, San Francisco, CA
  • 12/18-12/22: Neumo’s

11/13-11/20: w/Psalm One
12/10: w/Eyedea & Abilities
12/15: w/La Coka Nostra
12/18-12/22: Blue Scholars present the Program

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