Cute is What We Aim For, Joshua James and Origin made the list too. Check out briefs, photos and audio samples from all of our recommended shows for July 30 through August 5.
[Wednesday, July 30] Sao Paolo is a colossus of a city that boils and roils with a multi-culti influence that would make even Americans do a double-take. Enter the electronic duo Telepathique, whose synthed-out sound speaks to its hometownâ€™s status as a cosmopolitan party palaceâ€” albeit one designed by a Soviet-era architect smoked on dime store Popov. With Copy, the Long Ranger, Kadeejah Streets. Nectar, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020. 8 p.m., $8. Listen to Love and Lust.
[Wednesday, July 30] Their name might seem like something from the worst annals of pop-punkdom, but Cute is What We Aim For aren't as easy to dismiss as a bad moniker. But are they as processed as some would have you believe? There's one good way to find out. With Ace Enders, Danger: Radio, Powerspace. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8000. Listen to Practice Makes Perfect.