Eight Gigs: J. Sirus

Sun., Sept 11, 7:30 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $7

It’s been two years since J. Sirus’ Varsity Blues album. The Sacramento-by-way-of-Galt rapper is breaking the silence with the release of the Another Friday EP. He’s kept the forthcoming record under lock and key until the release party—no streams or singles. That said, J. Sirus’ back catalog that includes 2013’s Smallville and 2012’s Mister JetPack illustrates four years of steadily improving work. Varsity Blues was the breakout, and with so much work in his wake, J. Sirus won’t regress to the junior varsity or serve up a sophomore slump. 2708 J Street, www.facebook.com/OfficialJSirus.