Though Option Two is one of the more polished hip-hop groups to play Homegrown, don’t accuse the group of manufacturing a front. The name itself goes back to the days when all the members could afford to do was keep writing, rehearsing and making cassette tapes. Continuing to persevere and work their craft, MCs Ambrose Burke, Jesse Mercer, and James Streif eventually became regular performers at the Dinkytowner and Red Sea in Minneapolis and released a self-titled EP. From there, they picked up a full time DJ, Duluth native John “Episteme” Underwood, and expanded their sound into a perfected package featuring irresistible and intelligent flows. Their full-length album Out of Pocket is available on iTunes.

10:15pm Fri 5/6 @ Rex Bar at Fitger’s