Pub date July 26, 2006



Bat Makumba

In contrast to other outfits reaping the fruits of Brazilian music, Alex Koberle, Carl Remde, and Emiliano Benevides chiefly perform original compositions. The payoff is in the obvious passion with which the songs are played. They also allow Bat Makumba more leeway in their particular flavor of Música Popular Brasileira (MPB). (Peter Nicholson)

9 p.m.
Elbo Room, 647 Valencia, SF
(415) 552-7788


Hot Chip

Hot Chip have been stealing and reimagining smooth synth loops from ’90s R&B songs for the past five years – but the stupidity doesn’t stop there. Rather than baring their souls over twisted samples and digital bleeps like that whiny dude from Postal Service, Hot Chip choose to focus on shit that really matters: Escalades, macaroni and cheese, and agoraphobia. (Justin Juul)

With Bobby Birdman and Fabulous Entourage
8:30 p.m.
628 Divisadero, SF
(415) 771-1421