Talkdemonic is two people making music in the high-tech/low-tech universe like a fancy laptop bashed into an antique picture frame, the effect is pretty cool. Banjo, meet synth. Drum machine, meet drum kit. Kevin O'Connor and Lisa Molinaro love violas as well as hip-hop, and they have made it their life to show how and why in mostly instrumental ways; Pitchfork calls it "folkscape." A new album, Ruins, is due in early October on Isaac Brock's Glacial Pace label.
Sat., Sept. 3, 9 p.m., 2011