Bay Area jock Bassnectar (aka Lorin Ashton) has a balls-out sonic and performance style thats made him a club and festival circuit favorite (hes a headliner on Lollapalooza this year with a whos who of electronica, including MSTRKRFT and Simian Mobile Disco.) He puts dub-step, hip-hop, breaks, and much more through his production meat-grinder and then plastic wraps it in everything from a cataract of synths to a torrent of rhyming. The end result is something he calls omnitempo maximalism. Which you might take to mean that, if Bassnectar were a writer, hed be David Foster Wallacestuffed to the gills and loving it. Besides Blackalicious rhymesayer Gift of Gab, hell have a custom-built sound system in tow tonight thats sure to melt the walls.
Sat., May 9, 8 p.m., 2009