Blue Lamp, 9pm, $10
Blue Lamp has long been a supporter of the local and national hip-hop scene and has hosted countless shows with great success. This Friday’s soiree is anything but the exception. This heavy-hitting bill features the ultra-talented Jeffrey Harris (aka Hennessy) working alongside his partner in crime, Sol, under the moniker, the Beatknocks. Fans of smart, lyrical hip-hop and, of course, thought-provoking beats should catch the duo in action. Take one listen to “Get Up” or “TJ” and in no time you’ll be purchasing their full-length album, Spittin’ Images, available on CD Baby and their own site. Also on the bill are Task1ne, Flossalini, California Bear Gang, the Gatlin, Spyda The Boss, Natomas Slimm, MAFMG, and the Empyreans. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, http://www.thebeatknocks.com.