Blues Control @ Zanzabar

Monday, Feb. 4

2100 S. Preston St.
$5; 9 p.m.

Imagine, if you will, that there existed an intersection between instrumental collage-style psychedelia and CCR. Here lies Blues Control, a Pennsylvania duo just as likely to meditate on a sonic texture or looped sample as they are to show a little guitar heroics. Their newest album, Valley Tangents, sees the Drag City act exploring ’80s synth sounds set to driving, tape-delayed beats, with the occasional guitar solo thrown in for good measure. Of course, if their live recordings are any indication of their predilection for detour, this show promises to be anything but predictable. They will be in good company with two Sapat-related projects opening: the experimental Raw Thug and the much-anticipated premiere of Jonathan Wood and Lowe Sutherland’s duo. If you crave the unexpected and avant-garde, Zanzabar is where you want to be this night. —Syd Bishop

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