Eight Gigs: Mangchi
Sun., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., Starlite Lounge, $8-$10
Artist David Choe is a nut job. When he’s not painting sexually explicit murals for Silicon Valley CEOs or filming vagabond Vice TV shows or podcasting with porn stars, he maintains a left-brain, mutant pop-punk band called Mangchi. The group’s press release says this is what a fart by a child born with no butthole sounds like. It can also sound like a rap-rock remix to Flaming Lips. Is it a grotesque vanity project by a famous-ass Vice bro or a Korean punk supergroup that’s self-aware enough to derail the lame-wave ethos? Judge for yourself. 1517 21st Street, www.mangchi.com.