Tonight Tonight in Music
posted by January 31 at 12:50 PMon
THE HANDS, PLEASUREBOATERS
(Crocodile) Long live Pleasureboaters with their sweet little hints of Murder City’s swagger and Gossip’s stomping blues-plus-punk simplicity. Statutory, their self-released EP, is just four songs burned into a CD-R that’s wrapped in a computer-printed, hand-folded paper sleeve, but it’s still one of the best things I bought last year by a local band. With the Hands headlining this show, we’re batting two for two. MEGAN SELING
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MAD PROFESSOR, DR. ISRAEL
Dub be good to you tonight. Mad Professor (Neil Fraser) has earned his sobriquet with several albums and remixes that have carried dub’s mixing-board sorcery into the post-’70s era. Along with Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound stable, Mad Professor has made the UK one of dub’s hotbeds of invention since he began producing 25 years ago in his Ariwa studio. Prof is revered for No Protection (1995), his amazingly sensuous and psychedelic reconfiguration of Massive Attack’s Protection. His style is deep, disorienting, and sometimes daft. Brooklyn toaster/producer Dr. Israel was a key figure with avant-dub label WordSound. He’s as adept at forging rootsy dub reggae and dancehall-inflected hiphop as he is at lacing drum ‘n’ bass dynamics into King Tubby—style studio wizardry. Studio Seven, 110 S Horton St, 286-1312, 8 pm—2 am, $12 adv, $15 DOS, all ages.
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