Girl Talk compatriot Hearts of Darknesses—the nom de squelch of New York-based, one-man laptop jock Frank Musarra—is like the mirror opposite of his sometime collaborator. In concert, Musarra, who claims his biggest influence to be “Nirvanautechre,” is a punk-rock version of Girl Talk’s proscenium-stage radio-rock: He screams, he makes his music stutter, and he’s not afraid of breaking the fourth wall. Lately, he’s even had a saxophone-toting live band playing with him, making his transition from misanthropic “intelligent dance music” artist to just “dance musician” all the more gratifying. With Dino Felipe, Ken Rey, and Monotract.
Wed., June 24, 8 p.m., 2009