Smart bets: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

California-based kid-hop artist (and former Ashevillean) Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has been having a good time on summer tour. “We’re in Arizona playing on a stage with subs so strong that it feels like surfing when the 808s kick,” he wrote in a recent Facebook post. “If you know what I mean, you’re grinning.” While the Grammy-nominated rapper might not bring that kind of ear-blazing wattage back to Asheville, he’ll definitely bring the exuberance. “We are rocking The Orange Peel [with] a live Skidoo show backed by Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band,” he tells Xpress “They’re learning a full set of our tunes, and we’re all donning suits and bringing the family funk to new levels.” The concert, on Saturday, Aug. 1, at noon, includes Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth and Ultimate Ice Cream. $10 advance/$13 day of show. theorangepeel.net. Photo courtesy of 23 Skidoo

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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