Three very different but intriguing Maryland MCs take the stage Sept. 1 at the 8x10. Headliner Dunson has crossover potential similar to J. Cole, as heard on the Gotye-sampling "Used to Know." Baltimore-via-Long Island rhymer Kane Mayfield (pictured) has seen his profile rising nationally thanks to a Thievery Corporation-inspired mixtape. And the thoughtful Eze Jackson will perform solo cuts without his band, Soul Cannon. Doors open at 8 p.m. $12. 8-10 E. Cross St. Call 410-625-2000 or go to the8x10.com.
Rah Rah, Baltimore Sun