Let's not bury the lede here: Southern hip-hop deity and generally awesome dude Bun B is playing a show at the Marquis Theater on April 27, with FL from the Foodchain and the Reminders, and you can get in the door for $5.
Marco Torress for Houston Press. Full slideshow. Bun B prepares for a "Concert Against Hate" joint performance with the Houston Symphony, which is exactly as indescribably cool as it sounds.
So yes, that probably requires some backing up. This is the third installment of Denver's Red Bull Sound Select Series. The last one featured the Joy Formidable at 3 Kings. The way this series works (and it exists in a number of other cities, as well), is that one of four curators selected by Red Bull puts together a show each month. The tickets are a little different each time -- for the Bun B show, an RSVP at the Sound Select site gets you in for $5. Or you can try your luck at the door, in which case you'll pay $15.
The curator for this particular show is Denver's DJ Low Key. We talked to him via Gchat about the series, Bun B and what's going on in our local hip-hop scene right now: