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Tobacco, Stargazer Lilies, Oscillator Bug 

When: Mon., Sept. 8, 9 p.m. 2014
Price: $15
Say this for Tom Fec, AKA Tobacco: You know when you're hearing his music. Across five albums by his group Black Moth Super Rainbow and three solo records, plus dozens of other stray tracks, the guy has so consistently reiterated his (admittedly niche) aesthetic—wheezy, woozy electro-pop pumped out via analog equipment—he has practically become synonymous with the style, à la Bill Monroe and bluegrass, or Kanye West and good music. (One of those is a joke.) Fec's latest fuzz-funk salvo is this year's Tobacco album, Ultima II Massage, a collection of dark, slightly unnerving robot-songs built around hiphop beats and distorted deadpan raps. Tobacco projects are where Fec goes to get sinister, whereas Black Moth gets his pop songs. Casual listeners likely couldn't tell a difference—a testament not only to Fec's steady aesthetic vision, but also the reliable quality of his work. BEN SALMON

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