Smart Bet extra: Hyro Da Hero plays the Orange Peel

What Los Angeles-by-way-of-Houston hip-hop artist Hyro Da Hero does comes not just from the lineage of rap but also from rock and metal. Revolver said he’s, “one of the few to break the norm and make rap rock from a genuine rap perspective.” Backed by a live band (Daniel Anderson of Idiot Pilot on guitar, Paul Hinojos of The Mars Volta on drums,  Cody Votolat and Mark Gajadhar — both of Blood Brothers — on guitar and drums, respectively), Hyro Da Hero’s debut album, Birth, School, Work, Death was produced by Ross Robinson (Korn) and draws on influences of pop, punk, and (of course) hip-hop. He performs at the Orange Peel on Thursday, Aug. 4. Nu-metal act Hollywood Undead headlines. 8 p.m., $23 advance/$25 doors.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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