Lazer Sword @ Monarch Theatre

Some things in life are totally worth the wait. Like, for instance, a return visit to the Valley by electronica wizards Lazer Sword. It's been almost two years since the team of L.A.'s Lando Kal (a.k.a. Antaeus Roy) and Berlin-based beathead Low Limit (better known as Bryant Rutledge) hypnotized locals with their entrancing mixes during a special appearance at Bar Smith.

This time around, however, Lando and Low Limit will head next door to the Monarch Theatre, 122 East Washington Street, where they'll spend the evening of Saturday, June 9, captivating their audience during a live set in support of their latest disc, Memory.

The 11-track album, which was released on Modeselektor's Monkeytown label, demonstrates how the duo's constantly evolving sound fluctuates between crunchy electro riffs and laid-back ambient house, mixing in a few tricks from the realms of hip-hop and drum 'n' bass thrown in for good measure. Hits like the groovy "Let's Work" (featuring Detroit funktronica artist Jimmy Edgar) and "Pleasure Zone" are certain to get heads nodding during the gig.

Local support includes performances by UK Thursdays regular Ill-legal?, bass blaster Dehga, underground party guru Pablo Gomez, and a special two-hour tag-team set by Issa and TZR. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 602-692-9633.

 
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