When Justin Buchanan and Nick Maimer opened SACA Entertainment in the basement of the Alaska Building earlier this year, they paid a great deal of attention to the details. With the goal of being a full-service, "one-stop shop" for artist development, it was of utmost importance to them to provide musicians with everything from lessons to mastering to how to create a press kit, and to offer it all in a high-tech, versatile and adaptable environment. Mission accomplished. Buchanan and Maimer also want SACA to be a trusted name in promotions by bringing some big-time acts to Boise. Mission also accomplished: SACA Entertainment presents Gift of Gab with Wordswell at Reef on Wednesday, Dec. 9.
As a founder of alternative West Coast rap duo Blackalicious, Gab (nee Timothy Parker) honed his chops in the late '90s, delivering what All Music Guide described as "tongue-twisting, multisyllabic, complex rhymes ... on the positive tip, meaning spiritual and uplifting rather than violent or misogynous." Who doesn't want to see an accomplished rapper with a positive message this close to the holidays? No one, that's who.