Get a hefty dose of off-beat pop with that oh-so-90’s style downtempo funk twist with the return of the inimitable, idiosyncratic Cibo Matto. Your writer last saw the band on their 2011 reunion tour, where they put on a really eclectic and fun full-band set, covering all of the abstract weirdness of Viva! La Woman, the quirky pop of Stereo* Type A, and even brought a slew of new material that was a logical (or illogical) continuation of their sonic melange of funk, hip-hop, tropicalia, disco, afrobeat, and musique concrete. Tonight they’re coming back, touring on their first LP in 15 YEARS, Hotel Valentine -out on Valentine’s Day, of course. The single “MFN” channels a bit of M.I.A.’s synth-heavy dub/hip-hop hybrid sound with classic sassy Cibo Matto surreal humor. Brooklyn’s Salt Cathedral should definitely not be missed, as their skilled blend of mathy post-rock and shimmering tropical pop sounds like it was made as much for the mind as the dancefloor.
9pm // 18+ // $22