Rapper K'naan is headlining the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, but you don't want to miss opening act Paper Tongues.
"American Idol" judge Randy Jackson manages the North Carolina band, and the group brings a solid mix of rap, funk and rock to the table. The diverse sound blend has allowed Paper Tongues to open shows for everyone from Flyleaf to Muse.
"We play a fusion of sounds," singer Aswan North said. "We play rock, hip-hop, funk and electronica. We bring along two sets of synthesizers and we have two electric guitars.
"We do use a lot of sounds, but it's fun and we don't know where the music will land. We bring a really creative, alternative sound to our shows. We try to make sounds for everybody."