A one-man symbol of the current times is the irrepressible RiFF RAFF. The From G's to Gents vet was born in Houston, but essentially lives on the internet these days. With the backing of Diplo's Mad Decent label, the rapper is expected to release his debut album, NEON iCON, next year. But for "the Rap Game [fill in the blank]" that date will be just the latest in an endless stream of idiosyncratic online babble surrounding him. Judging by the project's bouncy first single, "How to Be the Man," RiFF RAFF is as authoritative as ever, and ready to launch a winter party during his Minneapolis visit. Greenroom Magazine will be collecting toys at the door for Toys for Tots. With Allan Kingdom, Alex Wiley, and DJ sets by Audio Perm.
Sat., Dec. 21, 8:30 p.m., 2013