As overheard at a recent record swap, when the subject of Flying Lotus’ new album came up: “Fuck all those new guitar bands, this is psychedelic!” And you know what? That guy was right. Producer and L.A. beat music visionary Lotus’ latest, You’re Dead!, goes beyond the beyond both musically and philosophically, with world-class guests like Herbie Hancock, Snoop and Kendrick Lamar barely keeping their component atoms together as FlyLo dives into a future-perfect version of jazz fusion. Or considering how explosive this album is, maybe it’s jazz fission? Either way, it’s ambitious, artistic and dedicated to exploring the infinite. Opener Thundercat is one of Lotus’ most committed fellow travelers, with preternatural bass capability and the fearlessness to go with it.

Fri., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 11/14/14)

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