The Cuban-American Miami rapper Pitbull has made more than his share of ferociously celebratory Spanglish strip-club jams (Toma, Culo, Bojangles, Go Girl), but hes been forced to deal with two spirit-dampening specters for his whole career: Fidel Castro and Steve Gottlieb. Last month, both of them effectively disappeared: Castro, the dictator about whom Pitbull had made plenty of angry, frustrated joints, retired, and Pitbulls exploitative contract with Gottliebs TVT Records may have ceased to be a major issue when the label went bankrupt. So now look for the excitable rapper to get really, really excited. Openers Baby Bash from California hit last year with the proto-Low T-Pain smash Cyclone. But beyond that one sort-of-OK song, he has nothing to offer. Show up late.
Fri., March 21, 9 p.m., 2008