5 Shows to See this Weekend

Deniro Farrar, Denzel Curry (Fri, Sept 19)

Over disjointed, purple-hazed beats, Deniro Farrar reps the everyday with style normally reserved for 36-chain rap. Based out of North Carolina, Farrar leads the self-described Cult Rap movement, which he explained to Complex as “speak[ing] to a listener’s emotion, less to flamboyant activity and materialistic shit.” After three Dat Piff-friendly mixtapes, Farrar signed to Vice Records for his 2013 release The Patriarch.

On the strength of his early mixtapes, 19-year-old Denzel Curry joined SpaceGhostPurpp’s Raider Klan, an appropriate home for Curry’s stoned Florida delivery. On “Bow Down,” the pair takes on all-comers: “What’s beef to a slaughterhouse?” $15, 8:30pm, The White Rabbit, 241o N St. Mary’s, (210) 737-2221 —Matt Stieb

Electronic Exhibition (Fri, Sept 19) The monthly Electronic Exhibition features Houston’s Android Genius, whose work ranges from reversed vocal loops to hip-hop breakdowns of the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia theme. With Shea McGilvray, P4P, Artemis and visuals by Galacticat. $3, 10pm, Hi-Tones, 621 E. Dewey, (210) 785-8777 —Matt Stieb Mighty Mountain (Sat, Sept 20) Infectious tom and bass rhythms underlay the cello and violin on Mighty Mountain’s new single “Your Last Breath,” an exciting offering from Austin quartet. With Michael J. and the Foxes, the Onyx Humms. $3, 10pm, Hi-Tones, 21 E Dewey, (210) 785-8777 —Matt Stieb Apache 65 (Sun, Sept 21) The self-described "Spaghetti Western surf" music of Apache 65 nails the tremolo-rich, Pulp Fiction  vibe of the SA band. With the Harms. Free, 9pm, The Mix ,2423 N St. Mary's, (210) 735-1313 —Matt Stieb The Flatlanders (Sun, Sept 21) Founded in 1972 by Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, the Lubbock country-rockers' honky-tonk tunes capture the flatland accents of North Texas. Sidenote: You may recognize singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore for his performance in the Cohen Brothers' '98 cult classic The Big Lebowski as Smokey, the long-haired, "fragile" pacifist threatened at gunpoint by Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) during a bowling game. $23-$35, 8pm, Aztec Theatre, 104 N Saint Mary's, 210-812-4355 —Matt Stieb


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