Of the many mind-altering, body-soothing goodies found in Tijuana, few are more intoxicating than Nortec Collective's audacious tunes. A mash-up of hot accordion- and brass-driven Mexican norteño dance music, chill Euro-American techno, and sheer cojones, Nortec's mostly instrumental grooves channel the jittery, pungent, brazen exuberance of their home city through a million filters, samples, and loops, creating an infectious Technicolor blend that obliterates the boundaries between analog and digital, or north and south. The band is making a rare stop in town and will preview tunes from its Tijuana Sessions Vol. 2 album, due out next year.
Sat., Dec. 8, 8 p.m., 2007