The members of this English dance-rock crew have more on their minds than wound-tight disco beats and treble-y guitar chatter (though they certainly have both of those things on their minds). On Antidotes, their excellent debut, Foals fold traces of African pop and Steve Reich–style minimalism into a kinetic sound designed for dancing and thinking at the same time. — MIKAEL WOOD
FOALS, Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey, Lower East Side. Ticket info.