Thievery Corporation

The soundtrack to 2004 Zach Braff indie-flick Garden State is easily one of the best of the last decade, and Thievery Corporation’s “Lebanese Blonde” stands out as one of its gems—even sandwiched between the likes of Nick Drake and Simon & Garfunkel. Touring on their sixth studio record Culture of Fear, the trip-hop DJ duo of Eric Hilton and Rob Garza (hailing from the other Washington) haven’t broken their mold—progressive politics tempered by extremely listenable downtempo tunes—and the deep grooves still lie rooted in an interpolation of synths, DJ scratches and actual instrumentation that venture into tastes of warped dub and tranquilized jazz. With Los Amigos Invisibles. NICK FELDMAN

Mon., Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., 2011

 
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