When: Tue., Oct. 24, 7 p.m. 2017
Boasting a sound that’s as eclectic as it is in flux from one song to the next, LA’s Chicano Batman deftly melds disparate aspects from soul music, tropicalia, reggae, cumbia, pop, and psych-rock. The band has created a whole new aesthetic that’s as much SoCal as it is pan-Latin. In the live setting, like any good jam band, the group’s tunes become even less predictable, even more intense and far-flung. Joining the touring favorite on this bill is Houston experimental psych-rock band Khruangbin, which proffers a sonic onslaught that blends mystical Eastern sounds with krautrock, surf, blues, and more. Taken as one, this bill represents the pinnacle of contemporary genre fusion, each band crafting something wholly new out of familiar parts.