Infected Mushroom

Friday, July 3

Infected Mushroom has the kind of genre-spanning sound that finds critics deploying so many hyphens that their copy looks like a wrinkled-carpet portmanteau. (See what I mean?) The scribblers call it psy-trance, thrash-and-metal-something-or-other and a lot of other essentially meaningless phrases. So let’s call it what it is: electronic music. (After all, the essential jock resource DJ Mag saw fit to throw the duo among its 10 best.) Since their break-out disc, 1998’s The Gathering, Israeli-born Amit “Duvdev” Duvedevani and Erez Eisen have studded their hallucinatory melodies with angry guitars and wailing vocals, as well as more cosmopolitan influences, especially the music of their Middle Eastern homeland. Their upcoming album, The Legend of the Black Shawarma (it drops in September on Paul Oakenfold’s label, Perfecto), features guest spots by Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Perry Farrell. To what extent Infected Mushroom has expanded, or maintained, its embrace of other sounds isn’t known. Let’s see what the crits call it. Gunslinger, Osiris Indriya & Amanita (aka Future Nurses), Johnny Monsoon, and DJ Patrick Walen. All ages.

Fri., July 3, 8 p.m., 2009

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