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Latyrx, Vursatyl, Josh Martinez, Destro, DJ Spark 

When: Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $16-18
Latyrx, emcees Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truth Speaker, busted out with their eponymous single in 1996. The track featured the pair spitting their unique styles simultaneously over a DJ Shadow beat, creating a dissonance that toed the line of incongruity without actually crossing it. The debut full-length followed a year later, and created a game-changing tributary that trickled down into some of the best experimental hiphop of that era. Their Quannum Projects imprint has continued to release solo efforts, as well as projects from Blackalicious and Portland's own Lifesavas, but this current tour is the first time they're headlining as Latyrx in over a decade. This is not just a nostalgia cash-in, though, as the duo have a new mixtape out entitled Latyrical Madness Volume 1 that, while not as groundbreaking as their debut, is still remarkably inspired. RYAN FEIGH

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