If you miss the high-speed, high-skills, hip-hop instrumental heroics that seemed to slip through RJD2's cracks somewhere between Deadringer
and Since We Last Spoke
, you may want to give "The Countdown Part 2," the second track from the X-Ecutioners' Revolutions
, more than one spin. In under two minutes, the built-to-scratch trio of Roc Raida, Rob Swift and Total Eclipse take their craft into uncharted territories, instrumentally shaping new-school soul on scrambled verbal clips, big wax cuts and a sitar-built bridge that is one of this year's best moments in hip-hop. Expect high energy, big fun and the upper echelon of turntable alacrity and adroitness. Northern State, Wylde Bunch and Kerbloki open. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $13 in advance.