Both Greg Gillis and Dan Deacon like to rub elbows (and headbands) with their sweaty, springing, gyrating fans, surrounding themselves with the writhing hordes until your sweat becomes their second skin. But what of opening act Tay Zonday? The reclusive academic, who drenched the internet in "Chocolate Rain" this summer, has basically never performed in front of an audience (outside of Balls Cabaret). Will his hometown crowd embrace him despite his utter oddity? Will the outsider artist become a hipster insider? The one thing I'd put safe money on is that Gillis, a.k.a. DJ Girl Talk, will incorporate a clip from Zonday's "Do the Can't Dance" into his where-are-the-seams-on-this-thing patchwork of 20-second-long samples from every song you've ever heard of. 18+.
Fri., Oct. 5, 10:30 p.m., 2007