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Merkules

Dec. 11
6 p.m.
$20
Hip-Hop

Like many speedy, nattering Eminem acolytes, Merkules has a secret soft side, and the Canadian rapper’s new Special Occasion reveals a tough guy with a heart of gold, fond of childishly whiny ad-libs, grandiose piano chords, and therapeutic venting sessions about his neuroses and career ambitions. His “Shape of You” remix is even grodier than the original.