Blue Sky Black Death

The meat of tonight’s sandwich are two of Seattle’s leading chillwave lights: the tropically-accented synth and percussion duo USF and the gauzy one-man band Big Spider’s Back, lately relocated to Brooklyn. Both have recent albums out, USF’s The Spray and Big Spider’s Back’s Memory Man, which finds him stretching his shoegazing electronics and muffled beats into more subtly house-like territories. Just as worthwhile, though, is the show’s bread. Local duo Blue Sky Black Death—not to be confused with 206 noise wreckers Blue Sabbath Black Cheer—make soft and stately hip hop instrumentals that wouldn’t sound out of place with Drake emoting over them. On the other end of the spectrum, experimental outfit BrainFruit follow a myriad of weird muses to unpredictable ends: a year or two ago, they were a ball of Lightning Bolt-like racket; now, they’re a Cluster-ed ripple of hypnotic electric tones and gentle motorik pulses. Catch this fruitful phase before they mutate again. ERIC GRANDY

Fri., Oct. 21, 7 p.m., 2011

 
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