Infected Mushroom has the kind of genre-spanning sound that finds critics deploying so many hyphens that their copy looks like a wrinkled-carpet portmanteau. (See what I mean?) The scribblers call it psy-trance, thrash-and-metal-something-or-other and a lot of other essentially meaningless phrases. So lets call it what it is: electronic music. (After all, the essential jock resource DJ Mag saw fit to throw the duo among its 10 best.) Since their break-out disc, 1998s The Gathering, Israeli-born Amit Duvdev Duvedevani and Erez Eisen have studded their hallucinatory melodies with angry guitars and wailing vocals, as well as more cosmopolitan influences, especially the music of their Middle Eastern homeland. Their upcoming album, The Legend of the Black Shawarma (it drops in September on Paul Oakenfolds label, Perfecto), features guest spots by Korns Jonathan Davis and Perry Farrell. To what extent Infected Mushroom has expanded, or maintained, its embrace of other sounds isnt known. Lets see what the crits call it. Gunslinger, Osiris Indriya & Amanita (aka Future Nurses), Johnny Monsoon, and DJ Patrick Walen. All ages.
Fri., July 3, 8 p.m., 2009