Band: The Shindig, feat. Basshead Jazz, Lil Nardy, Robot House
Date: Friday, June 8, with doors at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St., www.theblindmule.net
Tickets: $5 (21+) / $10 (under 21) at the door

The Shindig will bring together a conglomeration of artists from the local progressive hip-hop community. Two local hip-hop projects will follow, with Robot House providing beats throughout the evening.

Azalea City verbalist Lil Nardy (aka Leonard Populus) will bring his intimate hip-hop style to The Shindig. In 2007, Lil Nardy found his most powerful method of personal expression was through the rhythmic poetry of hip-hop. Since discovering hip-hop’s power, Lil Nardy has continued to develop his style and showcase his work through live performances and mixtapes. The crowd can expect a heavy bass recoil cradling an elaborate, versatile flow.

Basshead Jazz combines the talents of local hip-hop notable No Suh Foster with Ottie James and Bby. This trio has taken the classic sound of such groups as Digable Planets and The Pharcyde and given it an edgy dose of Dirty South underground goodness. Basshead Jazz’s seamless tag-team style of lyrical delivery and heavy bass beats is a sweet, hypnotic experience that is a standout in the Azalea City hip-hop scene.