Featuring Ajent O, San 216, Iv Bully & Fully Loaded, Drastick, Tut, Ketchup Sumuria, DJ Noface, and Play Havoc. 10 p.m. Friday, January 7, $5. Pat's in the Flats, W. 3rd St. and Literary Rd., Tremont, 216-621-8044.
"Ajent O is a lot of things," says MC Siege, a fellow member of the 12 Monkeys hip-hop collective and labelmate of the Buffalo rhymer. "He's smooth. He's got a laid-back delivery. He covers too many topics to define him as one thing. He's polished. Everything he comes with is polished." Ajent is just one of the battle-tested rappers at Kings of the Iron Mic, an ongoing convergence of Cleveland talent and friends now in its fifth year and still going strong.
Featuring Betamen of Judea, Sonic Disturbance, Foreign Steel, Johnny La Rock & Mush Mouth, and Subroc. 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 29. Pat's in the Flats, W. 3rd St. and Literary Rd., Tremont, 216-621-8044.