Chali 2na

The Verbal Herman Munster, former rhyme-lending member of noteworthy Los Angeles acts Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, Chali 2na is a Cali-by-way-of Chicago MC with a cartoonishly deep voice (his handle does play off the animated StarKist Tuna mascot “Charlie”), whose name has popped up on the indie and even mainstream hip hop radar a number of times over the past decade and change. In 2009, his solo debut Fish Outta Water provided a few flashes of his past prowess, including a nice collaboration with big time Seattle producer Jake One and talented local vocalist Choklate on the track “Keep Goin'”. Whether he will be joined on stage by any hometown favorites remains to be seen, but the set should include a few classics regardless. With MTHDS, U-Crew, Luminaries. TODD HAMM

Mon., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., 2011