The Grouch & Eligh: West coast hip hop heads to the Blue Moose Tap House

The Grouch and Eligh
The Grouch and Eligh released their latest album, The Tortoise and The Crow, earlier this year.

The Grouch & Eligh w/ Madchild, Pigeon John & Dj Fresh

Blue Moose Tap House — Monday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. ($15-17)

The Bay Area has long been a hotbed of hip-hop talent. Immediately recognizable artists like Del the Funky Homosapien, DJ Shadow, Mix Master Mike, E-40 and Too $hort came from this scene. The Grouch and Eligh have long been contributors to this and the larger California scene as well. Hailing from Oakland and Los Angeles respectively, The duo are talented both on and off the mic: As producers, both men have made beats for rappers like Murs, Company Flow and Freestyle Fellowship, among others.

On the mic, The Grouch and Eligh are not like many other underground rappers who spend their time being mad at labels for not getting a deal, because they have the freedom to do whatever the fuck they please. Both men are positive and easygoing and really just want to have a good time, which becomes clear in their live shows.

Old school backpackers, fans of positive rap and those that just want something different from the guns-girls-and-grills treadmill of regular rap will enjoy this show.

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