When: Sat., Nov. 19, 9 p.m. 2016
Creative Creature’s cofounder is throwing a birthday bash complete with greasy tacos, rivers of booze and a wicked lineup that includes Wonderbitch, Last Nighters and Tickle Torture. Austin’s Wonderbitch waxes poetics about surreal cityscapes and the postmodern crisis. Tracks like the interstellar duo’s “San Diego” combine shoegazey ambiance with the New Wave textures heard in M83’s shimmering “Midnight City.” San Antonio’s Last Nighters take a detour to ReverbNation, wailing dramatic indie anthems about human connection that loosely echo Local Natives’ swelling pop sound. The night takes a weird turn with Minneapolis exports Tickle Torture, who moan choruses like “fuck me with the lights on” to broken R&B beats. (Imagine the sinister swag of the Weeknd’s first mixtapes transformed into maniacal house music.) There’s something for everyone at this feast of off-the- wall acts. Taco ‘bout that.