It’s now easy for me to see Flying Lotus as not just one of the most important musical thinkers of our times, but the most important musical mind of our times. In 2006, when Flying Lotus dropped the album 1983, I felt this way about Burial, the South London dubstep producer. But after Until the Quiet Comes dropped late last year, I came to feel this way about Flying Lotus. Based in LA and signed to the UK’s Warp label, Flying Lotus as a producer and performer understands that great music is always a combination of brains and soul. (Showbox Sodo, 1700 First Ave S, showboxonline.com, 9 pm, $26.50 adv/$28 DOS, all ages)

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