DJ & Dance

Travis Scott/Khalid

When: Sun., May 21, 8 p.m. 2017

With rap shows that tend to resemble punk shows, Houston-bred Travis Scott brings his high energy rodeo to Cleveland on his Birds Eye View Tour. Scott’s compositions feel like modern art – dark, youthful, experimental, and soaked in a uniquely disorted autotune that dip-dyes his Houston aesthetics in a metallic, industrial cast. Building on the underground momentum from his first two solo mixtapes, Scott made a splash in 2015 with his debut album Rodeo and its single “Antidote,” a fluorescent trap banger with an undeniable hook. The song ended up triple platinum and catapulted him into the mainstream, cosigned by artists from Justin Bieber to Toro Y Moi to 2 Chainz. Following his 2016 release Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, the 25-year-old is on a hot streak, steadily flamethrowing collab tracks with fellow zeitgeist-defining artist Quavo. This Cleveland stop catches the Texan right in his sweet spot. San Antonian crooner Khalid, an overnight sensation from viral hits “Let’s Go” and “Location,” joins him as an opener fresh off his own recent European tour. (Lawrence Neil)

Price: $39-$49

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