One of the most intricate spitters, and forever revered for his imaginative spunk, Kool Keith is known (and as you’d expect, respected) under a number of monikers (Dr. Dooom, Dr. Octagon, Rhythm X), but what he’s not known for lately is dropping into Florida dive bars. That’s why this unusual gig, which also features Kid N Play’s DJ Kid-Flash, made it easy to scratch any other commitments off the calendar. Whether you’re seeking a blast from the past or Kool Keith spooked you in 2012 with his Love and Danger threat (“Goodbye Rap”) and you want to be sure to see the twisted hip-hop figure before he fades out, Kool Keith’ll be keepin’ it surreal this Friday.
KOOL KEITH with DJ Kid-Flash
9 p.m. Friday, June 26 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org