After jazz, the next intellectual art form to emerge wholly from the black-American experience is techno. Hiphop could have become intellectual, but it never evolved to the level of theory, abstraction, and difficulty. Techno, which was born around the same time as hiphop, became an intellectual art form in the early '90s, and Carl Craig was at the center of this transformation. The techno he and his generation produced (and continue to produce) is not about reality (or salary) but concepts—concepts in the mode of music. (Neumos, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467. 8 pm, $20 adv/$25 DOS, 21+.)