The Seven Fields of Aphelion
FRIDAY 9/5

ROB GARZA'S DEEP-HOUSE SOPHISTICATION

For nearly 20 years, Rob Garza has made a comfortable living as half of Thievery Corporation, one of America's most successful purveyors of exotic down-tempo music. He and partner Eric Hilton are deft assimilators of bossa nova, dub, easy listening, classical Indian music, and other styles. After moving from Washington, DC, to San Francisco, Garza channeled his musical acumen into DJing and remixing boogie, deep house, and disco productions. As expected, Garza remains a catalyst for sophisticated dance-club pleasure geared toward people more interested in mortgages than in Molly. With Blue Eyed Soul and Karl Kamakahi. Neumos, 8 pm, $15 adv, 21+.

PARADISE 100'S CHILL DISCO

A member of rambunctious Scottish electro duo Dolby Anol, the Belgium-based Graham Peel peddles a more chill, slinky, and linear groove science as Paradise 100. On his 12-inch for the 100% Silk label, The Loin King (ha), the dominant style's a Balearic disco shimmer with laid-back, loping rhythms and shiver-inducing synth and piano motifs. It's music that wants to take you higher, but in the most lackadaisical manner... which is very cool. With Nark, Futurewife, and Anthony Toledo. Kremwerk, 9 pm, $5 before midnight, $10 after, 21+.

SATURDAY 9/6

BURN ONE FEATURING STANTON WARRIORS WILL GIVE YOU A FUNKY BREAK, ALL NIGHT

UK duo Stanton Warriors are one of the most popular acts in the funky-breaks realm, with huge names like Daft Punk, Jay Z, M.I.A., Eurythmics, and others seeking their remixing prowess. (They've also tweaked tracks by more underground artists like Alter Ego, Basement Jaxx, and Claude VonStroke, so don't think they're, like, total sellouts.) Basically, Stanton Warriors are repurposing the extroverted, sampledelic elements of '90s-era big beat to 21st-century sensibilities. And lots of folks are digging it. Roll over, Propellerheads, and tell Fatboy Slim the news. Neumos, 8 pm, $15 adv, 21+.

TUESDAY 9/9

TOBACCO'S MUTANT, DAYMARE FUNK

The leader of enigmatic Pennsylvania psychedelic band Black Moth Super Rainbow uses the Tobacco alter ego to create more beat-oriented records that sound like Boards of Canada on stronger psilocybin. Still, you can hear BMSR's trademark synth textures all over the Tobacco records: Think Bernie Worrell's strident, strutting, and squirting keyboards on "Flash Light," but fried to an alien frequency. On Tobacco's first two albums, Fucked Up Friends and Maniac Meat, he twists every tone and tune into slurred, Technicolor daymares and mutant funk that could work as backdrops for Venusian rappers. The title "Nuclear Waste Aerobics" sums up the vibe of this phase. His new full-length for Ghostly International, Ultima II Massage, finds Tobacco slightly cleaning up his filthy production, but it still sounds like a magic-mushroom party in your third ear. With Stargazer Lillies and Oscillator Bug. Neumos, 8 pm, $15 adv, 21+. recommended