Here’s to American (and French) coffee achievers
Given the possible correlation between the mass consumption of Nintendo consoles and the worldwide attention-deficit-disorder epidemic during the 1980s, it’s rather unsurprising that much of the current generation of electronic music has caffeinated melodies and beats that are disrupted with “glitches.” Music by Emeric Aelters could be a case in point. Imagine playing a Super Mario game after ingesting 18 cups of black coffee, and then twitching yourself into a dance after beating a level, and you have the Aelters spirit. The former University of Lille, France, student cut his teeth in the late-1990s post-rock outfit Tone Rec and now shatters many minds and windows with 8-mile-high frequencies with his fellow digital punks in DAT Politics. Expect his solo performance at the Espresso Metro, 1030 K Street, this Friday night to stir up the dead-silent air of downtown Sacramento. Also appearing are Mount St. Mountain and Serial Morning. The all-ages show starts at 9 p.m., and the cover’s $3.