Sun Nov 25, 8 pm All Ages
Recommended by Andrew Gospe
Though you wouldn’t guess it from his rather generic rap handle, LA-by-way-of-Atlanta artist Father knows the importance of a good name. The provocative titles of his first two albums (Who’s Gonna Get Fucked First? and I’m a Piece of Shit) and the name of his label (Awful Records) concisely preview his self-deprecating style and offbeat sense of humor. His latest project, a mixtape released in collaboration with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, is a strong but understated record, mixing Father’s trademark debauchery and nonchalant flow with spare, tough production. It’s introverted party music for a space between the living room and the club.