Blonde Redhead

What unites two such disparate artists as perfectly symmetrical avant popsters Blonde Redhead and introspective bass music producer Nosaj Thing? Not their labels—Nosaj records for LA’s omnivorous Alpha Pup label, Blonde Redhead for the inimitable 4AD (and formerly for Touch & Go). Not their cities—Nosaj hails from Los Angeles, Blonde Redhead rep NYC (by way of Italy and Japan). No, what unites these tour partners is a certain aesthetic sensibility, a shared taste for delicate sonic details and for juxtaposing the rough with the smooth. Nosaj’s productions, whether his own or remixes for Drake or the xx, fuse sub-woofing beats with beautiful melodic work; Blonde Redhead coat their noisier instincts with the sugar lacquer of Kazu Makino’s cooing and the Pace twins’ synth and guitar melodies. Together, they make for one sweetly strange bill. ERIC GRANDY

Sun., June 26, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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