With the recent departure of Matthew Kraddy Kratz, laptop hellions the Glitch Mob are down to three members. One hopes this doesn't muck up the sub-genre-defying electronic act's notoriously boisterous live shows (which have ruined the ability of other laptop jocks/producers to use their screens as scrims for their disinterest in the audience). The beautiful, bass-y noise these West Coast-based boys create and the almost feral visual antics that accompany it seem so reliant on all four members that to hear/see only three sorta breaks the chain. Man down, man up. The remaining three Glitch-sters will doubtlessly bring the pain tonight: Their electro-infused, hip-hop-tinged, glitched-out concoctions and their self-proclaimed ability to slay crowds, as headlined on their MySpace page, make it a necessity. In the meantime, get familiar with their sound via their endless remixes (from STS9 to Evil Nine) on their site. With Nosaj Thing, Daddy Kev. Photo courtesy Nolan Rudi.