Wild Buffalo hosts underground hip-hop artists

Born in New York and now a resident of San Francisco, Aesop Rock has been a fixture in underground hip-hop for nearly two decades. Widely hailed as one of the most creative lyricists in the game, he’s a master of layered metaphors and tricky wordplay.

Aesop Rock recently joined forces with fellow NYC native Rob Sonic to release their second collaborative album, “Hail Mary Mallon: Bestiary.”

They will be joined by New York emcee Homeboy Sandman and up-and-coming Seattle duo Dark Time Sunshine at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of show. Details: wildbuffalo.net.