What Grynch lacks in physical size, he makes up for in presence, a subtle, yet important distinction every MC would be wise to grasp, lest they find themselves like Rick Ross, whose bloated corpse and oxygen-sucking delivery washed up on hiphop's shores with the intent of making everyone's nose crinkle and throat itch. But I digress. Grynch rolls deep tonight with a gang of local talent, including veteran jock Marc Sense, host Gatsby and Sportin' Life Records' D. Black (another powerhouse armed with Howitzers for lungs). Unlike Ross, these guys aren't hungry for Doritosthey're hungry for an opportunity to show you hiphop in the raw amid a scene on the rise. With Xperience, Khingz, Sonny Bonoho. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8000. 8 p.m. $7. All ages.
Sat., June 21, 8 p.m., 2008