Fri Dec 27, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Kathy Fennessy
My favorite YouTube comment on the fog-enshrouded video for Dâm-Funk’s laid-back West Coast jam “We Continue” is simply this: “Medicinal!” If you’re in search of music to un-crease your brow, look no further than the Pasadena synth-funk maestro also known as Damon Riddick. Over three albums and countless singles, he's collaborated with everyone from Slave’s Steve Arrington to Ariel Pink. As Riddick told Resident Advisor in 2010, “Funk is not a fad—it's a way of life.” To judge by their discographies, musician-producers Nosaj Thing (Jason Chung) and Machinedrum (Travis Stewart), who've loaned their expertise to Kendrick Lamar and Solange, feel exactly the same way.