Aesop Rock at Treasure Island
The only hip-hop act on the ticket, Aesop Rock did his genre proud. Joined on stage by DJ Big Wiz and Rob Sonic, the East Coast MC, who relocated to SF three years ago, laid down beats and rhymes spanning a decade of his influential hip hop. Along with last year's hit "None Shall Pass" and "Daylight" from the 2002 EP, the show featured some seriously impressive "turntabilism" from DJ Big Wiz. "This is gonna make your skulls come out of your head," said Aesop. "This is a pretty nice DJ." Yeah.