One of the most fascinating characters in current hip hop, Mykki Blanco will transform rap into mesmerising performance art at Islington Mill in May. Serving as the female rapper alter ego of New York poet and actor Michael Quattlebaum, Blanco extends the genre into a much wider form of entertainment, experimenting with heavy beats and “vogue-worthy, drug-addled hip hop jams” (Time Out). Already renowned for her energetic, full-of-surprise live performances and boundary-pushing identity, tickets are unlikely to be around for too long. Listen to underground smash Wavvy.

Thu 16 May, Islington Mill, James Street, 
Salford, M3 5HW, Tel: 0161 278 6404, 7.30pm £7,

Thu 16 May
Hannah Phillips
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Sun 12 May 2013