KING TUFF, JAILL, THE MEMORIES (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) The glammy sugar-cereal blast of King Tuff's brilliant, big-muff pop has resulted in one of the year's best rock 'n' roll records. See the one true King perform all your future favorites up close and personal, and don't miss out on Milwaukee's Jaill, whose terrific new album Traps is no slouch either. NED LANNAMANN Also read our article on King Tuff.
BIG K.R.I.T., CASEY VEGGIES, BIG SANT,TITO LOPEZ, SERGE SEVERE (Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE 39th) Big K.R.I.T. has the ability to make high-energy Southern rap suitable for parties or cruisin' the block in a lowrider Impala, but like other Southern rappers who've really crossed over to pop music like T.I. or Big Boi, he also has a sensitive side. His style can just as easily switch to deep, heartfelt real talk about real experiences, which is what really separates him from a lot of bigheaded pusherman rappers out there today. After putting out several incredibly well received self-produced mixtapes, and having a project stuck in record-label limbo-land for almost two years, his official, although slightly stale, Def Jam debut Live from the Underground came out this June. Tonight he's joined by a few friends from the South and, of course, one of Pitchfork's favorite rappers: Casey Veggies, an LA native and OFWGKTA affiliate. ROCHELLE HUNTER