I’m keeping it brief this week because there’s lots to do, so let’s do it.
Thursday: Mobb Deep bring their 20th anniversary tour to le Petit Olympia. 1482 Amherst, 9 p.m., $40/$55
TV On the Radio get ready to drop a new one at Corona Theatre. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $30
And CJLO get happy with Beats and Brews: The Hip Hop Edition at Kafein. 1429A Bishop, 7 p.m. till closing
Friday: Ryan Hemsworth puts the beats down at le Belmont with guests Munno and more. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $20
Saturday: A freebie at RIDM featuring Socalled and Orkestar Kriminal at la Chaufferie du Coeur des Sciences at UQAM. 175 Président-Kennedy, 10:30 p.m., free
Jibré, Woodman and any, many more claim title to Lords of the Underground (no, not the classic rap group) in St-Henri. 679 St-Remi, 10 p.m.
Sunday: Boundary brings Still Life to life at Bleury Bar à Vinyle. See our interview on Cult MTL tomorrow. 2109 Bleury, 8:30 p.m., $10
And, as bears repeating now and again, the weekly Kalmunity Jazz Project shows you how to improvise at Resonance Café. 5175A Parc, 8:30 p.m., $8
Scotland “raggamuffin” MC Soom T hits le Belmont with local support from Clay and Friends, a live hip hop outfit everyone keeps telling me to check out. 4483 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $21
Monday: Rescheduled from earlier this fall, Kalmunity’s Fredy V launches his debut solo EP, Varsity Vol.1, at Petit Campus. 57 Prince-Arthur E., 7:30 p.m., $10 (includes digital copy of EP)
EXTRA HEADS-UP: Know that next Friday, the M for Montreal festival absolutely kills it with headliners BadBadNotGood and a local line-up that I’m pretty sure ranks as an all-time greatest case scenario with the Posterz, Loud Lary Ajust, Dead Obies and Tommy Kruise at the SAT. 1201 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $20.25
The next night, a Boston rap marathon takes over Cabaret Underworld with Termanology, Ed O.G., Akrobatik and Reks. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., $15
And yo: Get your Run the Jewels tickets way before Nov. 27 or kick yourself as I am almost positive they’ll sell out. Also, pick up a copy of this month’s Cult MTL to see excerpts from my interviews with Killer Mike and El-P. Club Soda (1225 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $23.50/$25