Eight Gigs: Beats Antique
Fri., April 14, 7 p.m., Ace of Spades, $27
Two genres that are rarely mentioned in the same breath—electronic music and world beat—are the primary ingredients for SF experimental group Beats Antique. The group was founded by multi-instrumentalist David Satori, as well as belly dancer Zoe Jakes and jazz/prog drummer Tommy Cappel. The group takes influences from Middle Eastern music, Afrobeat, electrohouse, hip-hop, and mashes it together into something barely recognizable, but highly danceable. The shows are also theatrical (belly dancing!), which really shows off the innovative music the group has managed to create. 1417 R Street, www.beatsantique.com.