Once hailed as one of the best genre-blending showcases in town, the Grand Collab kind of fell off the map there for a bit. But this weekend sees the concept return to Will’s Pub and they’re pulling out all the stops. In addition to a music lineup headlined by the return of Deaf 2 the Industry – a rock/hip-hop hybrid that’s more Saul Williams than Limp Bizkit – the Collab pairs up with No Borders for a freehand art/graffiti competition, the Mercury Collective for an art auction, and Illuminated Paths for visuals. Host TKO – also performing with Table for Three this night – and DJs Cub and Jessica Pawli keep the vibe going during set transitions. It’s a night of collaboration on all fronts that’s, well, grand.
with Deaf 2 the Industry, Trails, Deaf Poets, Table for Three | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org