Vince Staples at First Avenue in March Darin Kamnetz


Vince Staples

March 16
8 p.m.

Now 25, the whip-smart Long Beach rapper and hilarious, must-follow Twitter user Vince Staples began as a satellite (not an actual member) of the Odd Future collective at the onset of this decade. He’s not an artist to remain stagnant, and his projects tend to have their own distinct identities within his catalog, including 2015’s epic double album Summertime ’06, 2017’s electronic-driven Big Fish Theory, and last fall’s mostly Kenny Beats-produced FM!, where he successfully entertained the recent trend of the short, compact rap album. With JPEGMAFIA and Trill Sammy.