Tonight / Upcoming
Data Breaker: The Polish Ambassador, Foreign Beggars, Santiago Salazar, Take
by Dave Segal
on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:17 AM
THE POLISH AMBASSADOR'S GDANSK MUSIC
The Polish Ambassador (Oakland producer David Sugalski, aka Ample Mammal) is one of those ridiculously versatile music-makers who sound good—if not great—in a lot of different styles. His extensive catalog includes libidinous down-tempo funk, glitchy IDM, dub, chiptunes, and even a gorgeous, angelic remix of Explosion in the Sky's "Your Hand in Mine." The Polish Ambassador live experience is enhanced by visuals person Liminus and dancer/enthusiasm-generator the Great Red Hype. With Unlimited Gravity and Elfkowitz. Barboza, 8 pm, $12 adv, 21+.
DUBSTEP DUDES FOREIGN BEGGARS NEED YOUR DOMESTIC DOLLARS
British trio Foreign Beggars have a long history in hiphop and drum 'n' bass, but lately they've risen to greater popularity via dubstep and collabs with Skrillex ("Scatta," "Still Getting It"). Like the asymmetrical-hairstyled one, Foreign Beggars' music is bombastic and full of zany extreme-frequency wobbles, the better to reach fans in arenas' nosebleed seats. MCs Orifice Vulgatron (no, really) and Metropolis spit cokey, tough-guy verses over DJ Nonames's action-packed productions that make the kids swoon, buildings tremble, and more mature types wince. With Pendulum (DJ set). Foundation, 9 pm, $26.50, 21+.