Martin Bisi

Even if other producers like Steve Albini and Dave Fridmann have attained as much underground cred as Martin Bisi, few if any can touch his versatility. From the early days of hip hop to the downtown New York noise scene to Brian Eno and Sonic Youth and on down a mile-long list of recording credits, if there’s an underground movement that’s taken place over the last thirty years there’s a good chance Bisi has had a hand in it. But that part of his career has, for all intents and purposes, drawn to a close. When Bisi came to Seattle last June, SW reported that his appearances were rare. Well, that was true at the time, but not so much anymore; Bisi continues to make up for lost time by putting his own music first. He returns with his band on the heels of his new EP Son of a Gun. Where Bisi employed female characters as symbols for broader social observations on his 2008 full-length Sirens of the Apocalypse, this time around he turns to masculine imagery and looks inward. With the Curious Mystery, Bill Horist, Strong Killings. SABY REYES-KULKARNI

Fri., Dec. 4, 9 p.m., 2009

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