Saturday, Aug. 11 – AbdeCaf
with XXYYXX, Grant, Fortune Howl
37 W. Pine St.
Let’s face it: All those browser cookies and permissions we’ve all kind of blindly signed away just to get to the next screen can lead to some pretty on-the-nose imagery. For example, listen all the way through Miami electronic wunderkind AbdeCaf (né Rostislav “Steve” Vaynshtok) on YouTube – in particular, the slinky “Faded and Loveless” – and the post-vid collage of “You might also likes
” is a patchwork smorgasbord of beautiful, scantily clad women. Coincidence? Probably not. In mere months, AbdeCaf’s chillwave music for lovers has caught the ears of powerful figures. (His “Feed Your Brain” is still the only Soundcloud track “favorited” by Diplo, and that was six months ago.) Not that big-name endorsements have altered the producer’s ethos: He plans to release his new EP, Rebuild, for free this September, just as he did his debut in March. Considering that and the caliber of local openers tonight, admission-cost gripes will be thoroughly mocked. – Justin Strout