Shad is here tonight with an appearance at Nectar. The first really awesome thing about Shad is that he had his mother contribute her poetry on his first album. I really like that. The second thing is that he sounds quite stunning. The third thing is that Wikipedia reports he’s getting his master’s degree at Simon Fraser University. Smart guy. If you’re at all curious about rap from Canada, you should check out the show.
Over at El Corazon you can hear some heavy metal, or what I have seen described as metalcore, from As I Lay Dying. You don’t know what metalcore is? Tonight’s your chance to find out, live.