I should be seeing a ton more hip-hop shows than I have, especially in this town where it’s so often thriving. I stumbled upon Random Abiladeze by accident a few years ago, and what a rewarding accident it’s been. This guy is a prophet – so down to earth, so articulate, so humble and cool and full of joy; an inspiration, to anyone smart enough to pay attention. He also SLAYS on the microphone! Come hear his hilariously scary “Walk Into My Office” and more, backed by a live band called Bread Fam, which he says “is a long inside joke from my alter ego, Mayne E. Savage…I’m ‘Raisin Bread’, Brian is ‘Wheat Bread’, Sam Phelps is ‘Rye Bread’, Matt Klee is ‘Sour Dough’, Cole Dutcher is ‘Wonder Bread’, and Tommy Garcia is ‘Pita Bread’.” Whatever the in-joke may be, this is the nutrition of a positive future – have yourself a slice.
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St, Davis, 8PM, $5, 21+