Live Bands

Angry Xmas Tour feat. Abadawn, Mine+Us, Eraserface

When: Wed., Dec. 4, 9 p.m. 2013

It’s shows like these that make going out in the middle of the week worth it. Portland artist Abadawn — who’s been called a “true punk rap” artist — brings his weird, left-of-normal style to the Mootsy’s stage this week. Just when you think rappers are all starting to sound the same, Abadawn comes along. His frank, snarling style has been praised by mags like Complex, and has taken him to the stage as an opener for titans like Talib Kweli. Along with him comes Eraserfase, a fascinating beatmaker fresh off a tour opening for Del. Eraserfase makes beats that are trippy and psychedelic — the kind of stuff that will turn on both seasoned beatmakers and newbie raver kids.

Leah Sottile

Price: $5