The Underachievers During an interview right before last.
During an interview right before last year’s NXNE, the Underachievers’ Issa Dash told us there are two keys to musical success: “Have wow-factor visuals, and make good music that targets a specific demographic.” The latter’s been taken care of. Signed to Flying Lotus-helmed label Brainfeeder, Dash and his partner, AK, make the kind of thoughtful, electro-speckled, psychedelic hip-hop that fits beautifully on the existing roster.
And the Flatbush, New York, duo (part of the Beast Coast movement that includes the Pro Era crew and Flatbush Zombies) are about to drop their next album, The Cellar Door, on May 13. Get a sneak preview Sunday at Tattoo, where, hopefully, they’ll show off those “wow-factor” viz as well.
Sunday (April 6), at Tattoo (567 Queen West), doors 8 pm. $18. INK, PDR, SS, TM.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Friday (April 4)
Influential Chicago blues musician.
Jam Factory Co (2 Matilda), Saturday (April 5)
Punk rock at Feast In The East.
Virgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College), Saturday (April 5)
CODA (794 Bathurst), Saturday (April 5)
EDM innovator and promoter.
99 Sudbury, Saturday (April 5)
Foundry Festival continues.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre (190 Princes’), Saturday (April 5)
Crowded House art rocker.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas West), Sunday (April 6)
Girls Rock Camp funder & clothing swap.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Sunday (April 6)
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne), Monday (April 7)
British trip-hop trio.
Opera House (735 Queen E), Tuesday (April 8)
Grindcore legends plus more.
Dakota (249 Ossington), Tuesday (April 8)
Tenth anniversary of Party Of One.
Cinecycle (129 Spadina), Wednesday (April 9), 7:30 & 10:30 pm
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Wednesday to Friday (April 9-11)
Brooding indie rock.
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne), Wednesday (April 9)
Lyrics-focused classic-rock-tinged indie.