The Hood Internet

If it weren’t for the infectious, processor-heavy creations of a certain laptop DJ called Girl Talk, odds are outfits like The Hood Internet would still be floating their wares around the Internet. But the Chicago-based duo of Steve Reidell (aka STV SLV, pronounced “Steve Sleeve”) and Aaron Brink (aka ABX, pronounced “A-B-X”) are expert selectors when it comes to matching your favorite rap lyrics with your favorite indie-rock jams. Jay-Z and LCD Soundsystem, Clipse and Matt and Kim,The Pack and Crystal Castles… even clever plays like juxtaposing Lil’ Wayne’s “Fireman” atop Modest Mouse’s “Fire It Up” or combining the intriguing weirdness of Lil’ B and Gold Panda have found their way into the repertoire. Though they may not have Girl Talk’s complexity, The Hood Internet’s game is already leaps above dorm-room mashup. With DJ Sharadawn. NICK FELDMAN

Thu., Jan. 13, 8 p.m., 2011

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