Shad at Skully's
When Columbus natives hear the name Shad, they probably think of Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, aka Reynoldsburg's all-time greatest kiddie rapper turned grown-ass rapper turned actor. But they ought to forget about that guy (although "Tokyo Drift" was pretty awesome) and start thinking about the African-born, Canadian-raised Shad.
Dude has an appealing, approachable swagger not unlike Drake's obnoxious lady-killing and Wale's rapid-fire pop culture blasts, with an occasional tinge of Pharoahe Monch - the authority, not the anger.
He'll join fellow Canuck rapper k-os Monday at Skully's, with Astronautalis and DJ Bombay rounding out the bill.
Monday, Oct. 25