Maybe a showcase of emerging local hip hop would do better to warm your bones. Tonight’s Gift-Rapped crowds the small stage at the Entry with some of MCs and beat makers poised to be the next big thing. There’s duo KILLSTREAK (young folks from MPLS who’ve already shared a stage with GRRRL PRTY), The Rotation (Devon Reason, Travis Gorman, Dwynell, Roland, Finding Novyon), Alex Frecon (getchya frecon; one of the cheekiest local MCs), and others. Also, to get folks there early, the first 50 people get a free gift-wrapped compilation CD that will likely become a collectable in the near future. 7:30 PM. $5. —Anthony Kyatch

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