Eight Gigs: Brzowski

Thur., Jan. 14, 9 p.m., Blue Lamp, $5

Is Portland, Maine, on your rap radar? No matter the answer to that question, Brzowski is an underground lifer who’s been cutting his teeth since 1993 through the days of cassette swaps to demo CD-Rs, and he now maintains an elusive relationship with the digital realm. In the case of Brzowski, you just have to show up. “Progressive” and “dark” signify his rap pedigree, which are sonic textures that have always lurked within our region’s sound. He’s traveling with Oakland’s DJ Halo and R&B singer Corina Corina, and this is the second stop on their West Coast tour. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, www.milledpavement.com/