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Aesop Rock Staff Pick

When: Sun., July 9, 7 p.m. 2017
Price: $22
It’s been over a year since his last album was released (The Impossible Kid), but one of the forefronts of the underground hip-hop scene is back this summer for a seven-stop Midwest tour with back-up members Rob Sonic and DJ Zone. The trio weaves Aesop Rock’s comically poetic lyrics together with funky sampled beats and vinyl record mixing and scratching. L.A.-based alternative hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle will open the show with what he calls “art rap,” a fitting complement to Rock’s defining style in indie rap.


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