Busdriver manages to sound like a fresh voice no matter where the rest of rap has been over his 14-year career. The Los Angeles rapper recently contributed to indie label Hellfyre Club's latest collection, Dorner vs. Tookie, often stealing the show even among a similarly ear-grabbing roster of left-field talents. Live, his polysyllabic machine-gun flow decimates dance floors and finds a niche both heady and club-ready. Labelmates Open Mike Eagle and Milo provide support and prove the avant-garde West Coast sound that evolved from the infamous Project Blowed is alive and well. With Metasota. 18+.
Fri., Nov. 22, 8 p.m., 2013