Washington, D.C.’s biggest gang isn’t the tobacco lobbyists—it’s Thievery Corporation, the giddy bossa nova/dub/Indian dance/jazz collective of an enormous revolving roster and equally far-flung grooves. Anchored in DJ duo Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, the group is most widely known for their markedly un-twee Garden State soundtrack contribution, the sitar-heavy dance popper “Lebanese Blonde,” and its tragic narrative; the track’s original singer, Pam Bricker, committed suicide four years ago. Today, their most transcendent moment in concert is still the communal love that greets her words. With Ocote Soul Sounds.
Sat., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., 2009