Theo Parrish is a master of lo-fi, abstract deep house, but he never forgets his music’s roots in soul and r&b. Prince and the Chi-Lites rub up against his own sound sculptures in his sets, including the shuddering “Dusty Cabinets.” Lord Finesse has lent his skills to Notorious B.I.G. and Dr. Dre, as well as to Fatboy Slim and Handsome Boy Modeling School. Grand Puba was, of course, a founding MC in Brand Nubian. With Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin, James Friedman, and the Twilite Tone.
Sat., April 18, 10 p.m., 2009