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    Tuesday, January 22, 2008

    This information's neither braggadocio nor secret



    Hey, do you remember when MySpace used to be cool? No, me neither, but they're finally doing something noteworthy since those eighty-nine girls in bikinis kept trying to be my friend. There's a free "secret" show tonight with Aesop Rock at Southpaw and, having seen him four times, I can almost certainly guarantee that he'll be making weird, bugged-out facial expressions throughout his set. I can also promise that Rob Sonic will not be good, even though every time I see him open I hope extra hard that he's magically gotten better. But it should still be a pretty fun time, if especially for the hilarity of seeing a Long Islander rocking a Park Slope crowd.

    Aesop Rock, Southpaw, 125 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 8 p.m., free. ("t
    he line forms no earlier than 7pm. the first 350 persons on line will be allowed entry.")

    * MySpace: Aesop Rock
    * MP3: "9-5ers Anthem" - Aesop Rock from Labor Days [Buy it]

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