Band: Young Valentines, MellowBenji, Hisnameiskway, Metro Pesci
Date: Friday, May 27, at 10 p.m.
Venue: The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St., www.theblindmule.net
Tickets: Call 251-694-6853 for more info

The Blind Mule remains one of Mobile’s best venues for catching the newest local acts. One is Young Valentines, an underground hip-hop duo that sets verbal flow on a bed of ethereal ambient cuts. Young Valentines have been promoting their original work through their single, “The Switch Up,” and its dreamy companion video.

Young Valentines’ set will be complemented by a group of regional hip-hop artists. New Orleans native MellowBenji will provide the crowd with tracks from his latest album, “Channels.” This release is a collection of excellent underground hip-hop with mesmerizing samples and a mellow flow of lyrics.

Hattiesburg-based Hisnameiskway will bring smooth vocal work and jazzy backtracks, taking the audience on a soothing hip-hop journey that fuses the funky with the intellectual. Metro Pesci will complete this lineup with a set of Southern underground hip-hop.