Sunday music picks: Curren$y, Marissa Nadler
Editor’s note: This article was originally published July 12, 2014
Curren$y at the Mohawk. Throughout his 13-year career, the smooth tongued, heavily blunted NOLA rapper has put in collabs with everyone from Lil Wayne to Mos Def. After doing stints on his home city’s powerhouse rap labels, No Limit and Cash Money, the rapper also known as Spitta Andretti started his own imprint, Jet Life. Through a colossal free mixtape series and Facebook and Twitter pages that top 750,000 followers apiece, Curren$y is rising rapidly into the upper echelon of Internet era rappers. $22.50 6 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkatx.com.
Also: Languid balladeer Marissa Nadler spins hypnotic tales of unrequited love at Holy Mountain. … Doo-wop to dusty vinyl grooves at the Second Sunday sockhop at the White Horse. … Spiderhouse Ballroom hosts the Red Hot Hootenanny to benefit KOOP Radio with Dave Insley’s Careless Smokers, the Boss Jaguars, and Nic Armstrong & the Thieves, and the event includes a pie contest. Did we mention there’s pie?