Eight Gigs: Nacho Picasso

Tue, July 26, 8 p.m., The Blue Lamp, $12-14

Seattle cult favorite Nacho Picasso continues his Scarred for Life tour with Avatar Darko, descending upon Blue Lamp this Tuesday. Five years removed from his sophomore mixtape For the Glory reaching Pitchfork stardom, Nacho Picasso continues to convert fans with absurdist lyrics and profoundly unique vocals. Call him what you will—Cocky Balboa, Tat in the Hat, Jesse James—this guy is an entertainer. While track titles like “Money,” “Coke Hyena” and “Mouth Full of Gold” read like well-worn rap tropes, give Nacho Picasso 16 bars and you’ll see what the hype’s all about. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, www.nachopicasso.com.