I'd be merely speculating if I said Beats Antique are the faces and the soundtrack to Burning Man, although a quick check shows the Bay Area collective has played the desert festival the past three years. The group's music brings an old-world, Middle Eastern influence to modern-day hiphop and electronic music. You'd think the music would be more interesting. It does serve a purpose for member Zoe Jakes' onstage belly dancing, and the awful dancing their mostly white audience undoubtedly takes part in at Beats Antique's performances. It's more about spectacle than anything else. And you know what you're getting into. Bring your art car/Zipcar and enjoy the ride. MARK LORE
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.