When: Sat., Jan. 2, 8 p.m. 2016
The Bartlett normally doesn’t host pure hip-hop events. Indie hip-hop, sure, but on Saturday, the venue brings in a slew of artists new to its stage. Lou Era, who lives in Spokane but grew up in Los Angeles, headlines this regional hip-hop showcase bringing in artists as far as Pullman and Seattle. The show’s Progress Report title refers to fans checking in with Lou Era; seeing how far his flow and rapid-fire lyrics have come, and how far he still wants to go. Formerly known as just Lou or This Is Lou, Lou Era plans to drop an EP and tour nationally in the next six months. As his motto goes, the show will certainly look so Seattle but feel so L.A.