The static takes shape on Saturday, March 27. 9 p.m; $17.50; 625-8880 or www.mezzaninesf.com.
From the nexus of Los Angeles' simmering experimental hip-hop scene soars Flying Lotus, who shaves sheets of static over neck-snapping beats. Lotus plugs and plays as gleefully as any of his Warp Records labelmates, and his upcoming "space opera," Cosmogramma, is sure to leave you with a twisted ankle and a worn-out pair of waffle stompers. Lotus has been amassing a network of like-minded producers, and will be joined at the Mezzanine by Scottish dub-stepper Kode9.