By Mike Ramos
Nacho Picasso has become a sort of underground antihero for Seattle rap fans over the last few years. His drugged-up and goonish, yet goofy and reference-packed lyrics delivered over dark electronic beats helped pioneer a local wave of gloomy grunge-rap in stark contrast with the city’s traditional sound. While his material might be too crass to see the kind of mainstream success some other Seattle rappers have recently enjoyed, he’s built a fan base as loyal as they are rowdy.
Nacho’s local shows are usually raucous events packed with lyric-reciting fans trying to duplicate the levels of intoxication described in his songs, and though his Bumbershoot set is a daytime affair, it should be only a slight exception to that. Expect plenty of fan favorites from his album trilogy of “For the Glory,” “Lord of the Fly” and “Exalted” trilogy — and possibly some new stuff from his much-anticipated upcoming project “High & Mighty,” out Oct. 31.
Nacho Picasso plays at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Tunein Stage at Bumbershoot.