Forget the absence of any major follow-ups among its members after a slew of debut masterpieces (disregarding Mr. Tony Starks); forget the multiple delays to much-hyped projects from the likes of Raekwon and the Gza; forget Method Man's turn from the charismatic face of the group to a comical parody of himself; forget the recent reported squabbles between staple-beatmaker the Rza and various members over production decisions; forget the fact that the Wu hasn't released an album since 2001, or a classic group effort for damn near a decade; forget that ODB will only be there in spirit; forget that U-God is still kind of wack and that Masta Killa still won't get enough shine; forget all that bullshit. Wu Tang is once again in town. The lights will dim, the music will come through, and for an hour or two, and all will be right with the world. Throw your Ws for some living legends. 18+.
Sun., Dec. 16, 8 p.m., 2007