The Low Beat, Friday, 2/24, 6 PM
Despite its thriving punk and indie music scenes, Albany’s small clubs and dive bars don’t often receive visits from underground hip-hop artists. However, Florida rapper Robb Banks will be taking the mic at The Low Beat on Friday alongside a slew of other bar-spitters: Dash, Wifisfuneral, Warhol & Slump God, Ronny J, and Ill Chris. The dark, claustrophobic standing space and dimly lit, low-rise stage of the venue should actually produce a fitting atmosphere for Banks’ macabre take on modern rap. After earning credibility as a teenager through a fistful of mixtapes, his 2015 full-length debut Year Of The Savage gave him the push he needed to garner praise from publications such as Noisey and Hot New Hip Hop. Catch this guy in a club of this size while you still can.