When last spotted in the wild, the Animal Collective were back to being a trio. And rather then play songs from their forthcoming album, Strawberry Jam, they instead treated audiences to a new batch of songs. There were no guitars in sight, as the band instead delved deep into their love of dub, techno, and buddies Black Dice, with a bass-heavy and heavily-manipulated set that was truly mesmeric. A pity that the new album didn't sound more like this, but as with any good wild creature, they remain a few steps ahead of their audience.
Tue., Sept. 11, 6 p.m.