Meat Beat Manifesto
Live, Meat Beat Manifeso offers a strong visual component, so expect a heady mash-up of imagery to match the music when the band performs on Friday, Dec. 5. 9 p.m., $20; 771-1421 or www.theindependentsf.com.
British-born producer and longtime Bay Area resident Jack Dangers has had a productive musical year. He released a limited-edition CD, Music for Planetarium, for a science center in Hungary as well as the 10th studio album for his brainchild, Meat Beat Manifesto. The latter, Autoimmune, continues to mine the band's original hybrid of Jamaican dub and British electronica. Oddball film samples bounce off cavernous basslines and bombastic beats on cuts like "I Hold the Mic" and "Guns N Lovers."