Thursday, February 27: The Pharcyde. 9 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1128 13th St., Boulder, 303-447-0095.
In the era of gangster rap the Pharcyde kept it underground. The hip-hop group came out of South-Central L.A. in the early ’90s and has earned prestige within the alternative rap genre, as contemporaries of A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. Despite their quirky lyrical and musical style, The Pharcyde has garnered popular success as well, with songs featured in productions like Eminem’s movie 8 Mile, the Adam Sandler film hit Big Daddy and the independent film The Wackness. Also on the group’s long list of accomplishments is a Spike Jonze-directed music video for its 1995 single “Drop.”
In recent years, The Pharcyde members have feuded over rights to tour and record with the group’s name. The Boulder performance will feature two original members of the group, Imani (Emandu Wilcox) and Bootie Brown (Romye Robinson), who continue to record new music and tour as The Pharcyde. Opening for the group is Wheelchair Sports Camp and Eddie Knolls.