Live Bands

Mac Lethal, Rod Mac the Ripper, Knothead, Backtracks, Anxiety, Atom MC, Joshua Belliardo

When: Fri., Jan. 5, 7:30-11 p.m. 2018

Whether he’s rapping his pizza order, spitting verses about the glory of pancakes or blowing through a tongue twister-packed rendition of the ABCs, Mac Lethal has developed a cult following by simultaneously showing off his effortless hip-hop skills and taking the shit out of the genre’s tropes. Lethal, indeed. The Kansas City-based rapper (real name David McCleary Sheldon) hasn’t limited himself to just music, either: He hosts a radio show in his home state of Missouri, he’s a co-presenter of the MTV2 game show Binge Thinking and he has nearly a million subscribers on YouTube. Mac Lethal has only released four studio albums since his 2002 debut (with his most recent, Graduation, dropping in 2016), but he’s been cranking out EPs and mixtapes at a rate that’s as fast and furious as his own style.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $18