To hell with black Friday—Doomtree's third annual Blowout (blacker Friday?) is the holiday season's real value. For a modest sum, you will get to see one of the illest hip-hop crews in the Midwest do their thing. To give is better than to receive, I guess. But whether you come to see Cecil Otter and his flannel, Dessa and her pipes, or the mighty P.O.S. and his awesomeness, there seems to be something for everyone in the Doomtree collective, which means the people-watching will be choice, too. Plus, the fact that the crew is as close artistically (and personally) as any collective in the biz will make this show alternately relaxed, raucous, and restorative. Well, dang nabbit, for a fan of local music and good hip hop, what else is there to do but make sure you've got a ride to First Ave sewn up for Friday night? 18+.
Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., 2007