As if the presence of Onry Ozzborn and his five alter-egoswho form like Voltron to become The Giganticswerent enough to permit this word-poor writer to label tonights show eclectic, theres the matter of the other folks on the bill. Included is the growling post-punk of Chk Minus, the ambient electro of Minneapolis Lookbook, and local MC Sonny Bonoho, whose Dr. Zhivago hat portends tongue-in-cheek on-stage antics of the Ol Dirty Bastard variety to come. Its a well-rounded showwith an edge. Back to Ozzborn: His role as ring-leader of The Gigantics required that he wrangle 5320 MCs (!) to spit over his simple yet seductive production for the Die Already disc. It placed local spitters alongside the likes of Aesop Rock and other underground champs. So after you leave the show, cop that. Photo courtesy Upheaval Design.
Thu., Jan. 22, 9 p.m., 2009