With their last two albums, British production team Soulsavers have managed to take the moody electronica usually wasted on restaurant ambience and magically imbue it with the real-life God/sex/death heartwork of gospel. Maybe it's because they've become so closely intertwined with perennial wounded soul Mark Lanegan, who will be performing with them tonight. Or maybe because after 20 years of downtempo, someone's finally forging that balance where crossover soultronics can sound like the new folk music instead of the shitty Sopranos theme song. With Jonneine Zapata and Red Ghost.
Tue., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., 2009