Our one-year anniversary is coming up, and we're throwing a party on January 27 at the Crocodile in Belltown.

Plenty of details to come, but here's the one we like best: Lo-fi jazz diva hip hop masters THEESatisfaction are playing. If you haven't seen the-seriously-about-to-get-huge Thee and Cat take the stage and do their 21st Century re-arrangement of rhythm and blues, prepare to be floored.

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Thee young ladies of THEESatisfaction cite Isis, Osiris, Nefertiti, Malcolm X, Barack Obama and Janet Jackson as influences. We'll add Duke Ellington.

Listen.

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