A semi-local (as in my locality, not that o' Charlotte) suggestion:TriFlava
- group of cats from the District that blend every possible instrument into their body of work. Always sells out local shows. Played up at SlamNuba a while back (so talk to Suzi Q about them...tell her they played w/ Droopy). Two of the members also have ties to the youth slam teams that went to Brave New Voices, so they know how we slam poets do.
I'd suggest throwing them into a mix of local bands of all genres and make it a showcase type o' concert.
A Black Lily Reunion would be LOVELY (JazziPhatNastees, Roots, Jaguar Wright, Kindred, The Roots...alladem n' dey mammas)