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their work, you’re not en­tirely sure whether Stu­art is tak­ing the pro­tag­o­nist’s side, lightly mock­ing him, or en­gag­ing in full-on satire. “My grand­mother took pride in her clothes, now lit­tle girls all look like hoes,” sings Stu­art as a dis­ap­prov­ing good ol’ boy. “A Sun­day dress to show off their crack, don’t blame Je­sus if he don’t come back.”

The flip side is one ripped from the head­lines: “Ji­hadi John” was in­spired by the Bri­tish Mus­lim ex­trem­ist, part of a ter­ror­ist cell nick­named the Bea­tles for their ac­cents. Stu­art picks his story apart, try­ing to un­der­stand the blood lust and fa­nati­cism be­hind a bar­barous killer, while slyly ref­er­enc­ing Bea­tles hits on each pass­ing cho­rus. In all, it’s a win­ning 7-inch slab that proves Stu­art’s tongue-incheek or com­edy songs are in­creas­ingly on par with his straight work.

Bob Mehr

Daz Rinko “Lifted” (Self-re­leased)

Part of a young Mem­phis un­der­ground scene Bankplus Am­phithe­ater at Snow­den Grove: “Weird Al” Yankovic — The Manda­tory World Tour. 7:30 p.m. Sun­day at 6275 Snow­den Lane, Southaven. Tick­ets: $31$55. Call 662-892-2660. Visit Tick­et­mas­ter stores. Bankplus Am­phithe­ater at Snow­den Grove: Luke Bryan: Kill the Lights Tour 2016. 7 p.m. Mon­day at 6275 Snow­den Lane, Southaven. $40, $79.50, $85. Call 662-892-2660. Visit Tick­et­mas­ter stores. Daz Rinko’s “Lifted”

that is in­creas­ingly blur­ring the lines be­tween hiphop and elec­tronic dance mu­sic, Daz Rinko emerged ear­lier this year with the jazzy ear­worm “An­gel.” Now he wel­comes sum­mer with his de­but mix­tape, “Lifted,” fea­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of up-and-com­ing pro­duc­ers mak­ing rap tunes you can dance to. High­light track “Vibe Wit Me” echoes the “An­gel” recipe but with an even more in­sis­tent jackin’ beat and an ur­gent flow from Rinko (“Sorry for the de­lay, but the rent’s due, got a baby on the way”). With a vo­cal qual­ity some­thing like Dizzee Ras­cal meets ‘90s one-hit won­der SkeeLo and a hip-house sound rem­i­nis­cent of Jun­gle Broth­ers or Rob Base, Daz Rinko is step­ping up as one to watch in Mem­phis and be­yond.

Mark Richens

Huey’s: Gary Es­coe’s Atomic Dance Ma­chine, 8:30 p.m.12:30 a.m. Sun­day. 7090 Malco Blvd. 662-349-7097. Mesquite Chop House: John Richard­son, 7-10 p.m. Satur­days and Juno Marrs, 7-10 p.m. Wed­nes­days. 5960 Getwell (at Nail Road-suite 119), Southaven. 662-8902467. Split Creek Bar & Grill: Vin­tage Band, 8 p.m.mid­night Satur­day. 5766 Old U.S. 78, Olive Branch, Miss. 901-362-0512. Huey’s (South­wind): The Fab­u­lous Steel­ers, 8:30 p.m.12:30 a.m. Sun­day. 7825 Winch­ester Road. 901-6248911.

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