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When: Fri., Jan. 3, 9 p.m. 2014
Price: $8
Born in Philadelpia and based in New York, the protean DonChristian moves easily between music and visual art, producing vibrantly impressionistic paintings and psychedelic rap beats with what seems like equal ease. He’s just as malleable on the mike: as many vocalists on pop’s leading edge do, he blurs the line between singer and rapper, sometimes emphasizing melody, sometimes rhythm, and generally landing somewhere in between. Like his frequent collaborator Le1f, DonChristian goes for stoned sonic textures, and though he drifts over them with blissed-out weightlessness, he offsets that airy feel with a smoked-out croak of a voice that adds some necessary physical heft. He’s joined on this bill by Chicago rapper Kit, whose recent mixtape New Wavey juxtaposes cocky swagger and the dreamy beats of The-Drum’s Jeremiah Meece, and Cleveland electronic artist Freeze-Tag, whose Eskimo EP is full of fascinating fractal patterns and danceable drum machines. —Miles Raymer DonChristian & Rahel headline; Kit, Freeze-Tag, and Brandon Boom of The-Drum open. Jody hosts.



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