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By Sheila Moriarty

Whiskey Blanket

From?: Boulder

Who ’dat?: Steakhouse (MC,/producer,/recording

engineer/pianist/bassist/ turntablist), Funny Biz (MC/beatboxer/cellist), Sloppy Joe (MC/violinist)

Myspace Categorization?: Hip-hop

We’re not saying they are these guys, but they kind of sound like: Atmosphere’s vocals against DJ Greyboy’s grooves

What’s their deal?: Incorporating jazz, classical, and latin influences, Whiskey Blanket’s original brand of music stays rooted in the traditions of hip-hop while embracing the more melodic nature of other genres. The boys provide a rap and deejaying fusion in a fresh way that is tight enough to be professional and loose enough to be fun. The Boulder locals have played alongside many hip-hop legends and they just landed opening spots on the upcoming tour of Chali 2Na of Jurassic 5.

Shameless web plug:

www.myspace.com/whiskeyblanket

O.K. When?: Belly Up, April 20;  Three20South, April 21; Hodi’s Half Note, April

22; Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, April 23;  and Boulder Theatre (video release), April 24.

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