LAs Holloyswho say they come from a parallel dimension, but theyre a band out of time, tooare one of those groups of musicians who fall from who-knows-when tangled in a sound all their own. For the Holloys, thats a sound built after excavating the overlap between the anxious (and sometimes aggro) post-punk of Public Image Limiteds Metal Box and the endless groove of Fela Kuti and the Saharan guitar music Sublime Frequencies so generously provides to the world. It makes plenty of sense for 2011; its futuristic in the ways that dub and post-punk were both futuristic, suggesting images of spaceships covered with dust and soot. In fact, maybe thats how they got here in the first placeon UFOs they built all by themselves.
Thu., March 10, 9 p.m., 2011