BONOBO'S ORCHESTRAL FUNK IS NO MONKEY BUSINESS
Bonobo just played Seattle in May, but apparently we can't get enough of British producer Simon Green's elegant orchestral funk and soul balladeering. For this tour supporting the 2013 LP The North Borders, Green is bringing honey-toned vocalist Szjerdene to supplement his deftly arranged compositions. This is for mature Ninja Tuned-In audiences, mainly. Formal attire is encouraged. With Grey Reverend. Showbox at the Market, 8 pm, $20 adv/$25 DOS, all ages.
DARK, ACIDIC TECHNO FROM MOTORHEADZ SUPERGROUP, CINKRILLIAN WEIGHT, ETC.
The eighth edition of Sam Melancon's MOTOR shindig features Motorheadz Supergroup, consisting of Airport, Bankie Phones, Patternmaster, and Chris Davis (the latter two are members of cosmic tone scientists Brain Fruit). Regular Data Breaker readers have heard me chatter on and on about the extraordinary merits of these Seattle musicians, so I will only mention here that the combined firepower these guys wield with their analog synths and laptops should be infiltrating venues like the Paramount Theatre. Go and get your fill of rugged, acidic techno and heroic, erotic disco. Oakland's Cinkrillian Weight (Sean Dimentia) creates techno and electro bristling with dystopian atmospheres; you'll dance to it, but your sweat will reek of fear. Fellow Oaklander RMS (Barrett Clark) traffics in the interstellar turbulence of hardware-based electro and techno that shows some fealty to classic Detroit productions in those styles. Olympia's HOM makes stoic, tunneling techno that gives one a bunker mentality—in the best way possible. This night's going to be, like, whoa. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 9 pm, $5, 21+.
MARIA MINERVA'S 100% SILKY CLUB CREEPERS
Estonian producer/vocalist Maria Minerva established herself as one of the most interesting new artists in the hypnagogic-music quasi movement with 2011's Cabaret Cixous and 2012's Will Happiness Find Me? (both on LA's Not Not Fun label). In those works, she balances supremely dreamy, diaphanous ambience with sleek, subliminal dance rhythms and a singing style redolent of downers and ZE Records chanteuse Cristina's dulcet nonchalance, all of it submerged in an aquatic-dub production style that makes the listener feel gloriously weightless. Minerva's new Bless EP—on NNF's dance sublabel 100% Silk—unsurprisingly shifts things more forcefully into the discotheque with more overt beats and upfront vocals, and a linguistically dazzling George Carlin sample in "Soul Searchin." It's still a million kilometers from your Lady Gagas and Beyoncés, but Minerva is giving the Miracles Club's Honey Owens a run for her underground-diva money. With Cherushii and YourYoungBody. Chop Suey, 8 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS, 21+.