Kerbloki, Motor Skills | Local 506 | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Kerbloki, Motor Skills

When: Sat., March 19, 10 p.m. 2011

There's really no reason why rap rock shouldn't work. In the late '90s, when some of the worst specimens of the genre rose to national prominence, it overshadowed more respectable offerings—1993's Judgment Night soundtrack, for instance. Durham's long-absent Kerbloki—live, band-driven hip-hop with a dozen years under its belt—is an example of rap rock that works. With bass and drums borrowed from Chapel Hill's super-loud blues-metal act Caltrop, the hybrid gets a little crunchy without sacrificing the celebratory nature of late-'80s hip-hop. Kerbloki hasn't played together since 2008, so take this as your chance. Motor Skills started out in the hip-hop zone, too, but now mixes electronic percussion and boastful synthesizer lines with inspired indie pop. DJ Fifi Hi-Fi spins around sets. —Corbie Hill

Price: $6

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