When B L A C K I E showed up on the local indie-rock and underground-rap scenes, Houston was pretty impressed. The MC/producer born Michael LaCour twists the laws of the metronome into abstract beats to back his equally oddly timed lyrics. The formula is impressive and different, and LaCour's live performances only add to the intensity: He jumps off speakers, runs up walls and walks all over the venue (while singing). But... More >>>