Astronautalis/Chris Farren at the Resident
Astronautalis is already a bit of a difficult artist to pigeonhole, but he seems, for the most part, to reside fairly firmly in the hip-hop camp. But only for the most part. His music so much more encompassing than simply hip-hop alone, as he incorporates everything from punk rock to indie to trap in a seamless amalgam. This made his signing and release with LA-based mostly-punk label Side One Dummy an interesting move for both artist and label, and his interesting choice of tourmate in former Fake Problems frontman Chris Farren. But it was never a question that Astronautalis was going to absolutely destroy the resident. The Resident is a small club and despite it being a Monday night, the artist also known as Andy got people PUMPING like only he can. Always the consummate showman, Astronautalis remains my favorite rapper with a solid lead.