Maurice Fulton; his awesomely batshit wife, Mutsumi Kanamori; and his project Mu are everywhere this week. You’ll either love Mu or hate them, and that depends on whether or not you like watching crazy Asian lady Kanamori do the patented crazy Asian lady routine. I think she’s fabu, but I can see how more than three songs might make you wish to change the channel. Their debut, Out of Breach (Manchester’s Revenge), features some of the most hilarious song titles in recent memory—there’s “Stop Bothering Michael Jackson” (we did), “Paris Hilton,” and “Like a Little Bitch.” Aren’t you entertained already? See Mu or some formation of Mu many times this week. Maurice Fulton plays Negroclash with DJ Language. Thursday @ 10, APT, 419 W 13th, 212-414-4245. Mu and Maurice also play at P.S.1’s summer Warm Up with Darshan Jesrani and Tim Sweeney. Saturday @ 3, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, Qns, 718-784-2084. And catch Mu again with the Juan Maclean. Thursday @ 10, Rothko, 116 Suffolk.
Derrick May’s (playing as Rhythim Is Rhythim) jacked-up, angular style makes a good foil for Fran K’s more languid approach at the weekly Deep Space. Together, they’ll traverse techno’s bumpy terrain. May typically sticks to his Detroit sound, but Fran explores the genre’s nether regions—taking its influences (dub) and the influenced (Basic Channel) under one wing. Monday @ 9:30, Cielo, 18 Little W 12th, 212-645-5700.
Tim “Love” Lee isn’t content to hold a mere record release party for his latest, Against Nature. No, the DJ must have a week’s worth of festivities, including a collaboration with visual artist Erick LoPresti, and lest you think he’s an egomaniac, the performances (and record) are all inspired by the Joris-Karl Huysmans novel Against Nature. Seven nights of music will be broadcast on East Village Radio and WPS1, with performances from Lee, DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy, Pere Ubu bassist Tony Maimone, and many more. Wednesday to Tuesday, Xpo Gallery, 63 Pearl St, Brooklyn, 718-797-2557, thexpo.com.