English electronic man The Bug (aka Kevin Martin) straddles a murky zone where dubby, acid-grime dancehall splashes against ambient chill, and we all come out feeling as if we’ve learned something. He’s just issued his first new album in six years, Angels & Devils, as well as a follow-up EP called Exit, both on Ninja Tune. On both, the meticulously ear-conscious Bug crafts a sound system for the end of time, with tracks that address the urban apocalypse in tones both bemusedly resigned and fiercely combative. The music’s rather schizoid catharsis is aided by guest vocals from Liz Harris of Grouper and ragamuffin hollerer Daddy Freddy. The Bug is joined tonight by his Roll Deep collaborator Manga; opening sets by Detroit noisepeople Wolf Eyes and Dublab’s DJ Frosty.

Mon., Nov. 3, 8:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 11/03/14)

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