New York native Saul Williams may never have found the perfect way to translate his big personality and manic energy into an exceptional albumlast years collaboration with Trent Reznor, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust!, felt at times like hand-to-hand combatbut he remains a top-tier showman. Live, hes unhinged, still rapping with ferocity and singing with naïve force. Tonight, he teams up with Brooklyns Dragons of Zynth, whose debut, Coronation Thieves (produced by TV on the Radios David Sitek), certainly owes Williamss long-gone debut, Amethyst Rock Star, a tiny debt. In the main, though, theyre deliriously untethered, a band unafraid of the possibilities of space, in all senses.
Wed., April 9, 8 p.m., 2008