Canada's answer to Kanye is equally bat-shit and well groomed, though the conscious rap of K-OS cares not for Balmain's fall collection. 2009's Yes! married Broken Social Scene cameos with streamlined hip-hop, sampling Phantom Planet's OC theme on "I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman" and the Pharacyde on the Feist-y "4, 3, 2, 1." Though he's supporting for now, be sure to take notice of the well-studied flow of Polaris Prize-nominated rapper Shad. A genteel MC often compared to Common, Shad means that Drake should watch his back. With Astronautalis.
Thu., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., 2010