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Height, Al Lover 

When: Mon., Nov. 11, 9 p.m. 2013
On Monday night at the modest Alberta Street Pub, two creative thinkers from the world of indie/underground hiphop—Height and Al Lover—will bring their "Infinity Ballrooms" tour to life. Height is a veteran adventurer from the Baltimore rap scene whose new record, Height with Friends Versus Dynamic Sounds, is a concept album and period piece set in the late 1970s, recorded to sound like early live tapes of proto-hiphop, complete with call-and-response raps, disco-funk synths, tinny boom-bap beats, and crowd noise. It is so gloriously authentic, you'll think you stumbled onto a documentary on the origins of the genre. Al Lover, from the Bay Area, makes fuzzy, forward-thinking beats out of modern and vintage psychedelic and garage rock; the results are steadily paced, acid-frazzled, and slightly ominous. If he became the next producer du jour for druggy, dreamy rap music that's popular on the internet, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised. BEN SALMON

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