Simian Mobile Disco
For those who thrive in a strobe-light crescendo, Simian Mobile Disco will build off its bank of influences and heavily stylized synth hooks on Friday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m., $22.50; www.mezzaninesf.com.
Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford and James Shaw tweak their pulsing electronic assemblage into a mass of pastiche moments. The British duo's latest full-length, Temporary Pleasure, nods to acid's undulating squelches, freestyle's syncopation, machine soul's compressed bleep-beats, and bristling electrohouse. Insistent bass throbs underneath disembodied guest vocals and disco-tech embellishments.