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Originally published Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM

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Thraxxhouse collective still the biggest story in local rap

Seattle’s Thraxxhouse collective, the biggest story in local rap, has another show coming up at the Crocodile, on Thursday, Jan. 14.


Special to The Seattle Times

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Mackned and the Thraxxhouse collective were one of the biggest stories in local music in 2015, thanks to their constant stream of SoundCloud singles and free albums, including “Female,” possibly last year’s most complete local rap release.

Though they have lost a few names from their roster, they’ve shown no signs of slowing down. Thraxxhouse member Sneakguapo (pictured here) ended the year on a high note with last month’s “Glasshouse” EP, and Mackned’s next album, “Celebrity Etiquette,” drops Monday (Jan. 11). The two return to the Crocodile — which they sold out in September — on Thursday, Jan. 14.

In true Thraxx fashion there’s a varied cast of supporting acts rounding out the bill. Wicca Phase Springs Eternal — a member of GothBoiClique, another collective closely aligned with Thraxxhouse — used to sing and play guitar in the indie band Tigers Jaw but now makes gauzy, atmospheric emo-rap that sounds like a cross between Joy Division and Chief Keef. Local power-scuzz trio Snuff Redux adds guitars and drums to the evening’s mix and local producer Lucas, who released a well-received joint EP “Taking Flight” with Canadian DJ/producer Ryan Hemsworth in October, will also be on hand.

8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., Seattle; $15 (206-441-4618 or thecrocodile.com)

Mike Ramos: On Twitter @Ram0s206



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