Dave “Function” Sumner has sturdy roots in the local rave scene–NASA, Storm Rave, Limelight–but calling him old-school is too simplistic. He’s honed his chops alongside the hard-techno Brits on Downwards Records, and now he’s part of the collective behind Berlin’s secretive-yet-influential label collective Sandwell District. Fellow Sandwellian Silent Sevant once manned NYC’s Cytrax label, a treasure trove for the more musical side of American minimal; he’s lately recorded with Grave Lady as Tropic of Cancer. With Clone artists A Made Up Sound, Literon and Steve Summers, and Kiss & Tell’s Bethany Benzur.
Fri., Dec. 17, 10 p.m., 2010