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Sept. 17
7:30 p.m.
Experimental, Funk, Jazz

Over the past decade, artists as stylistically diverse as Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, and Suicidal Tendencies have sought out Los Angeles singer and electric bassist Thundercat (born Stephen Bruner) for his idiosyncratically fat, wobbly bass lines. But Thundercat has increasingly become an undeniable, inimitable solo artist as well. After two proper albums and a 2015 EP that featured his supremely funky breakthrough single, “Them Changes,” the 32-year-old Bruner’s 23-track album from earlier this year is a kaleidoscopic mishmash of funk, jazz, and rap simply called Drunk, featuring a WTF guest list that ranges from Lamar and Wiz Khalifa to Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. It’s a culmination of Thundercat’s career so far, a refreshing mix of virtuosity and whimsy that proves there’s much more to his skillset than his bass playing. Saco & Uno open.