Live Tonight: Bad Rabbits, Groundislava, Shooter Jennings

Bad Rabbits Much of what’s been written about Bad Rabbits inaccurately plays up the group’s R&B tendencies. In reality, the Boston band is a hyper-masculine post-hardcore act that happens to incorporate falsetto vocals. As one YouTube user puts it, “It’s like Passion Pit with man nuts.” With Air Dubai, Sahtyre. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005. 8 p.m. $13.50. ANDREW GOSPE

Groundislava Jasper Patterson is one of several prominent L.A.-area producers (Shlohmo, Flying Lotus) who borrows knowingly from hip-hop to make heady, beat-driven electronica. Play his best-known song “Cool Party” on a good pair of speakers and be blown away, somewhat literally, by the overwhelming low end. With Beat Connection DJs, Nordic Soul, Young Benoit. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951. 9 p.m. $12 adv. AG

Shooter Jennings Despite the better judgment Waylon Jennings imparted in “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,”  he begot in his only son a Nashville guitar picker who’s on the road more than he’s home. It’s been a rocky road for Shooter, who’s bounced around record labels and found only middling chart success. Taking this fact in his teeth, Jennings’ March release The Other Life is an ode to Waylon and his generation, which, as Shooter sees it, today’s country has forsaken. The first single, “Outlaw You,” is a spare missive against the pretty boys in new hats and shiny boots who Shooter sees taking over Nashville and co-opting his father’s legacy. The album is preachy at times, but Jennings is smart enough to practice what he preaches, soaking many of his songs in the slide and twang that was the hallmark of 1970s country, and which is now his birthright to carry forward. With Scott H. Biram. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 262-0482. 8 p.m. $22 adv. DANIEL PERSON

Sax7 Ultra Love Force The latest from local rapper and producer Sax G is March’s Tu Me Manques, a suite of future synthesizer soul. It’s sensuous, if a bit abstract, and the distinct lack of rapping brings the spacious production into focus. With Grayskul, Afrocop. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880. 8:12 p.m. $8. AG

 
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