Friday, October 5
Blastmaster KRS-One, the Teacha himself, will be onstage at Oxbow Blending & Bottling (49 Washington Ave., Portland) to headline Hip-Hops 10, which also features The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif and Akrobatik), local host MC Ben Shorr and DJ Myth, Boston’s BusyBars and New Fame, at 8 p.m. Tix: $40-$45. 350-0025. oxbowbeer.com. And across town at One Longfellow Square (181 State St.), Rustic Overtones hornman Jason Ward plays a show with his solo band and special guests to celebrate the release of his funky new album, The Ultimate, with Andrew Yankowsky opening at 8 p.m. Tix: $12-$15 (all ages). 761-1751. onelongfellowsquare.com.