7/10: Kid Rock at Blossom

Despite a deck heavily stacked against him, often by his own hand, Kid Rock has managed to become one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century’s last gasp, and one of the only members of rap-rock’s first graduating class to put out a record with real staying power. That record, of course, was 1998’s Devil Without a Cause, which worked as a fusion album because it wasn’t trying to be one. Rock lived up to his moniker, putting out one of the most glorious slabs of American guitar muscle in years, whereas most of his genre contemporaries merely tied a few anemic and tinny guitars to equally thin rhythms and rhymes. His beats and vulgar flow are unabashed, and the perfect foil for his meteorically hard rock. Lynyrd Skynyrd opens at 6:30 p.m. at Blossom (1145 W. Steels Corners Rd., 330.920.8040). Tickets: $26-$85. — Nicholas Hall

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