Black Milk is an up-and-coming hiphop Renaissance man, one of several promising acts currently emanating from Detroit. His 2010 Album of the Year—not as boastful a title as you might think, but a thoughtful rumination on “the hardest year of my lifetime,” as he admits on the leadoff track—finds his production and lyrics at a new peak. He’s collaborated with everyone from Danny “Adderall Admiral” Brown to Jack White, and he’s a force onstage, backed with a live band that interprets his studio productions with vigor. With Seattle’s also auspicious J. Pinder. (Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave,, 8 pm, $12 adv/$15 DOS, 21+)