Will 2013 be the year of the Soul Provider? That's what we asked back in December, when we put the local hip-hop collective on the cover of this here magazine. This Saturday, a few of the crew's talent have their first chance in this new year to make that case. On the slate: DJ Jamel Rockwell, plus rappers MilkDrop, Dutch Newman, Stik Figa, Gage and BBP. Women get in free; for the men, it's $5 before 11 p.m. and $7 after. The more eclectically minded among us might consider getting to RecordBar early for a 7 p.m. show featuring the rootsy sounds of Dollar Fox and the Rumblejetts.
Saturday, January 12, at RecordBar, 9 p.m., $5.
The Architects closed 2012 strong, dropping a live album, Live in Los Angeles, this past fall. And on New Year's Eve, the group announced a new studio LP, Border Wars, which will see release sometime this spring. This is all pretty huge news if you are a fan of the local boys' earth-shaking, punk-inflected rawk music. And this show, with Appropriate Grammar and Drew Black and Dirty Electric, ought to be an excellent opportunity to sample some of their new tunes.
Saturday, January 12, at Riot Room, 8 p.m., $8.