Stranger Recommended - Up & Coming

Filastine, Kaminanda, Guests

Thu., June 12, 8 p.m. 2014 This event has passed.   |   $10   |   21+ Nectar, 412 N 36th St, 206-632-2020

Grey Filastine used to rake muck with Seattle agitational sonic troupes ¡Tchkung! and Infernal Noise Brigade. But he moved out of here many years ago and his noise ain’t so infernal anymore. His previous two albums—Burn It and Dirty Bomb—were unpredictable, aggressive fusions of dub, dubstep, drum 'n' bass, reggaeton, and rap with Middle Eastern devotional songs. The new Aphasia EP enters your headspace with more refinement and melodic grace; “Murka” in particular is a sinuous beauty. Filastine’s tracks are still too texturally thorny and rhythmically jagged to garner Starbucks airplay, but the multiculti multi-instrumentalist is slightly reining in the extreme frequencies. Note: His live shows always scorch hotter than his records do. With Kaminanda and guests. DAVE SEGAL


412 N 36th St
Seattle, WA, 98103 (Fremont)
(206) 632-2020

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