Maga Bo, Amon Tobin's ISAM, Holy Other, Freaky Flow
MAGA BO'S AFRO-BRAZILIAN RHYTHM COLLISIONS
Seattle lost Maga Bo to wanderlust, just as we did his former bandmate in Sonar Calibrado, Filastine. Both producers have gone on to travel the globe and accumulate myriad sonic influences that now inform their music with the power of firsthand experience in far-flung lands. Currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Maga Bo has delved into Afro-Brazilian dance-music culture with his latest full-length, Quilombo do Futuro (Post World Industries). Accompanied by a host of extroverted MCs and robust vocalists, Señor Bo pumps out 12 rugged, hectic club bangers that fuse grime, kuduro, hiphop, dub, and ragga. This music gets in your face, runs roughshod over your inhibitions, and moves your ass. With DJ Chilly and Darek Mazzone. Barboza, 9 pm, $8, 21+.
AMON TOBIN'S ISAM DECLARES NUCLEAR WAR ON YOUR SENSES
Over on this paper's Stranger Suggests page, I froth hyperbolically about Amon Tobin's ISAM multimedia spectacle. To reiterate: It's the closest thing electronic music has to a 3-D, hypersurreal nuclear assault on your senses. If you like to be overwhelmed nonstop for more than an hour, as Tobin's set at last year's Decibel Festival proved, ISAM will fulfill your wishes, while making every other artist's live show seem pitifully underachieving. Opener Holy Other is much more understated; for one, the Manchester producer plays with a hood obscuring his features. For another, Holy Other's sound lacks Tobin's bombastic beats and florid, Hollywood-blockbuster chord flourishes. Instead, as on his new Held album, Holy Other oozes out that diaphanous witch house a lot of the weird kids at school are bumpin' from their hybrid cars. Subtle hints of rhythm, spectral, wordless vocals, and anomic keyboard drifts rule the night with Holy Other. It's the ethereal deal. With Kid Hops. Moore, 8 pm, $30 adv/$35 DOS, all ages.
FREAKY FLOW LOOSES THE LIQUID FUNK
LA-based DJ Freaky Flow is one of the masters of liquid funk—that sleek, quicksilvery subgenre of drum 'n' bass that glides in frictionless waves over you and makes your pulse race with excellent poise. That being said, I hope he leaves out that junglized version of Don Henley's "Boys of Summer" he dropped into one of his mixes online. Not cool, dude. With Selrahc and Charlie Eon. Bogart's Airport Way, 10 pm, $10, 21+.