Despite any impressions his name might impart, Toronto emcee k-os (pronounced “chaos”) actually incorporates funk and reggae into his hip-hop rather than black metal. That said, he’s not one to shy away from railing against and re-molding his genre—a policy that’s earned him multi-platinum success in his home country and underground acclaim in the States. Fresh of the release of his Anchorman mixtape—which yes, includes plenty of Ron Burgundy content culled from the film of the same name, as well as an appearance from fellow Canadian Drake—his Born To Run tour promises to keep entertaining without pulling punches. With a name that stands for “knowledge of self” and an artistic outlook that includes Otis Redding and The Sex Pistols under the hip-hop umbrella, nothing with k-os is exactly as it seems. With Shad, Astronautalis. NICK FELDMAN

Fri., Oct. 8, 9 p.m., 2010

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