Dextrous, rapidfire MC Busdriver was raised in the Los Angeles Good Life scene, where angular flows and unique word combos were doled out like guitar shredding. Over the course of eight-or-so albums, he’s grown into a singular MC: A mix of political and absurd, heavy, and joyous—someone who makes rapping over Mozart’s Sonata In A Major seem like an artistic coup instead of a weirdo gimmick. He’s next-level music without the art-fuck aftertaste. With hip-hop-centric troubadour Tim Fite and the chillaxing electronic layers of Nosaj Thing.
Mon., June 8, 8 p.m., 2009