[ rock/pop ]
Here's a strange, wonderful show from two nearby out-of-towners. Tobacco is a rural Pennsylvanian electronic musician and singer, a woodland creature who makes grubby stoner psychedelia with Black Moth Super Rainbow. On his solo album Fucked Up Friends, he turns that same slurry noise into something more melodic and gentle. There are ? string-synths, backwards beats and Bruce Haack-like computer sounds on songs such as "Truck Sweat." And his own overly processed voice wiggles sweetly through the bloop-hop of "Dirt." The whole album sounds like a commercial for a PBS special circa 1971. That's a good thing. Princeton's Com Truise (Seth Haley to his friends) calls his own murky electronic music "mid-fi, synth-wave, slow-motion funk." When it came to making an album, Galactic Melt, Truise went for a dense, warped-bass sound with the icy slither of Italian disco running through its melodies.
Wed., April 18, 8 p.m., $14-$15, First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., r5productions.com.