Coming Attractions in Underground Music: April 2012

April brings the Together Electronic Music Festival. I’ve listed my highlights. Full listings for the Together Festival can be found here.

DJ Rashad -- making his Boston debut. The show should be a killer.

By David Cooper.

DJ Rashad. At Good Life Bar, Boston, MA, April 4, 9 p.m., 21+.

DJ Rashad makes his Boston debut at the Good Life Bar downtown. Rashad has garnered critical acclaim for his being at the forefront of Chicago juke, a genre of high BPM electronic music replete with snare kicks and massive bass. Given the Good Life’s incredible sound system, this should be killer.

Phill Niblock, Eli Keszler, Ashley Paul, Neil Leonard, John Mallia,
and compositions by Katarina Miljkovic and Benjamin Nelson
. At Brown Hall, New England Conservatory, April 4, 7:30 p.m., free.

Phill Niblock is a minimalist pioneer who creates long-form drone pieces. He will be playing at NEC’s Brown Hall. Opening will be Boston experimentalist Eli Keszler among others. Click here for more details:

Oneohtrix Point Never, Teebs, Sonnymoon, Time Wharp. At the Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA, April 6, 8:30 p.m., 18+, $12.

The Middle East Downstairs hosts Oneohtrix Point Never and Teebs. Oneohtrix Point Never makes synth-driven noise music although his recent sonic excursions tread into beat territory. Teebs, signed to Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder label, makes beautiful, off-kilter beat music. Huge bill.

Keith Fullerton Whitman, Twells & Christensen. At the Atlantic Wharf, CyberArts, April 6, 6:30pm, free.

Keith Fullerton Whitman will be playing as part of the CyberArts Program at the Boston Harbor Waterfront. Whitman just released Generators, an album of modular synth exploration, on esteemed label Editions Mego. Expect some heady noise. Free!

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