For nearly a decade, Martin Dosh has spun gorgeous, zestfully percussive music out of loops created live with a few instruments and a couple of samplers, a setup with few American equivalents outside of his pal and collaborator Andrew Bird (Argentina's Juana Molina and Toronto's Owen Pallett come close). Dosh's largely instrumental 2010 album Tommy, on the underground hip-hop label Anticon, features Bird and other frequent mates from a circle that has over the years included everyone from Will Oldham to noise-punks Skoal Kodiak. Tonight he brings it back to his core Minneapolis group of Mike Lewis, Andrew Broder, and Jeremy Ylvisaker—who will perform a short opening set with his six-year-old daughter Mija as Guitar Party. The great local classic-rock punk duo Knife World also opens. All ages.
Fri., Dec. 17, 7 p.m., 2010