Spokane native James Pants has traced an unpredictable, chameleonic path since being signed by Stones Throw in 2007. He’s proven himself adept at electro, boogie, new-wave rock, and even new age (check out his excellent mix of the latter, Ice Castles), putting an arch, fun spin on all of these styles. Revered as a studio whiz (he now works in Cologne as an engineer), Pants is an incredibly animated and multifaceted live performer. It’s not surprising Flying Lotus and Tyler, the Creator are fans of this Spokanian. (Gallery 2312, 2312 Second Ave, reigncity.com, 8 pm, $10 adv, 21+)