As an artist perhaps unfairly pigeonholed by historical typecasting, Tricky remains frozen in time for many music fans who see him primarily as the man responsible for bringing trip-hop across the pond (initially in the context of Massive Attack and later in his wildly successful foray into solo work). Putting a time-stamp on your work using brilliant and zeitgeist-y titles such as 1996’s Pre-Millennium Tension is truly a canonizing blessing and a questionable curse. Despite the release of new work (this year’s serviceable, but lackluster Mixed Race) the Englishman born Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws resides in a perpetual twilight zone, albeit one that has influenced countless electronica acts since. With Truckasaurus. HANNAH LEVIN

Fri., Dec. 17, 8 p.m., 2010

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