Art Department and Deniz Kurtel have a lot in common: The Crosstown Rebels artists (from Toronto and Turkey-via-Brooklyn respectively) both make house that owes at least as much to late-era new wave as it does to disco or 808s and acid. Their productions are tight, melodic, moody, frequently vocal-centered, and always polished to a smooth sheen. Will Saul, the esteemed curator behind Aus music, is just as suave. With Sebastian Tamayo.
Sat., Oct. 15, 10 p.m., 2011