Strictly HammersMatt Ihle (Crimson), Maat Brutger (A Lot) and Nick Pawlenty (MidiEvil) paid three years worth of beat-street dues before releasing their debut album Tempus Fugit. After opening for local rap performers like Jaze, Bliss, and Equal Xchange and wider known acts like Carnage, Toki Right and DJ Abilities, this group of hip-hop storytellers put together 19 tracks of hard-hitting soothsaying mixed with transient loops. At their tightest when they trade lines within faster paced numbers, they still make room for slower introspective soliloquies to give the group a heartbeat behind clenched lyrical fists.

8:15pm Fri 5/3 | Beaner’s