Live Bands

T.S The Solution, All Star Opera, Lou Era, ExZac Change & Matisse, Wanderers

When: Sat., May 20, 8 p.m. 2017

T.S the Solution has been grooming himself into something akin to the Spokane version of Dr. Dre, gathering a collective of Pacific Northwest rappers, producers, engineers and visual artists under the umbrella of his independent record label Panoramic Dreams. That name is illustrative of the group’s primary goal — to assemble artists from different backgrounds and allow them to accommodate their aspirations for hip-hop stardom — and you can see a handful of Panoramic Dreams artists, headlined by the Solution (real name Devonte Pearson), at the Bartlett on Saturday night. The local rap scene doesn’t often get the credit it deserves, but this showcase should prove that it’s undoubtedly thriving.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $8