Grouch and Eligh

The thing that makes Living Legends so “legendary” is the lyrical dynamite that emerges when they mix and match their skills. And when the eight-man roster splits into cells, it’s like a simultaneous attack from all sides, each with its own dose of head-bobbing collabs and, let’s not forget, an album to sell. Case in point: Grouch and Eligh, one-quarter of this famous West Coast crew. Since their third album (Say G&E!) hit the streets in April, they’ve been on a nationwide grind to promote their status as “generals of an eclectic penmanship/the centerfold pieces of an abstract collective,” as described on the album’s title track. It’s a mission they take with them to the Glass House this Monday. And somewhere between the laidback swagger of Grouch and Eligh’s enunciated stabs of slippery-tongued true-life tales, audiences are exposed to an entirely new chemistry that is legendary in its own right.

Mon., May 18, 7 p.m., 2009

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