LMFAO Are an Embarrassment to Electronic Music
THE WORLD'S FIRST PUNK/DUBSTEP TV PARTY?
The flyer for this show—called "TV Party"—depicts Black Flag's logo inside of a television. And while there's going to be some punk, post punk, and Radioheadonistic moodiness thrown down by San Francisco's Catch Hell and local groups Death by Steamship and SAYS, various strands of electronic music will also worm their way into the fray, possibly making for some cognitive (and sonic) dissonance. DJ/producers Girl X and Flave's rugged, populist dubstep and Dash EXP's more malevolent, slowed-down and dirty strain of said genre have nothing in common with the other acts on the bill, and longtime Data Breaker fave PotatoFinger is in a wonderful world of his own. The spudsy one (aka Seattle producer Eli Hetrick) uses drum 'n' bass and dubstep as his starting point, but soars out of the conventions of said styles in a deliriously playful manner, like a cross between Squarepusher and Luke Vibert/Plug. His sets are always supremely entertaining. Electric Tea Garden, 10:30 pm, $6, 21+.
WTF? Over 17 million fools "like" LMFAO on Facebook. Didn't know there were that many douchebags into electronic music. On a mission "to make the world a party planet, one city at a time," the Pacific Palisades duo of Redfoo and Sky Blu endeavor to achieve that through the most ham-fisted rave-rap imaginable. Their shit makes the Prodigy circa The Fat of the Land sound like Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II. LMFAO's entire aesthetic is just so shtickily LCD, it's embarrassing that they serve as so many people's entry point for electronic music. With Far East Movement, Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons, and Natalia Kills. KeyArena, 7 pm, $35–$99.50, all ages.
BOOGIE DOWN TO MATT RESPECT'S FUNKMOSPHERE
Stop Biting continues to work its Southern California connections by booking Matt Respect, a resident DJ (vinyl only, boss) at the revered Culver City weekly Funkmosphere. Respect specializes in boogie funk, a slick, up-tempo variant on James Brown's invention that flourished in the early '80s and whose best-known current champion is Dâm-Funk. With Zac Hendrix, AbsoluteMadman, Introcut, and Suntonio Bandanaz. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 9:30 pm, $5, 21+.