Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco are an electronic duo that sprang from an indie rock group (Simian, the “mobile disco” originally being the after-parties they would throw on tour), so it makes sense that they’d keep one foot in that world, producing and remixing acts like the Klaxons and the Gossip’s Beth Ditto, and calling on their Rolodex of vocalists to act as guests on their pop-leaning 2009 album Temporary Pleasure. That might have been too generous a name for an album whose few charms wore thin so quickly, but thankfully SMD have followed it up with Delicacies, an album that sees them abandoning the vocal hooks and indulging in the kind of hard, jaw-grinding techno that the best of their work has always bled into at the outer edges. Call it a permanent pleasure. Opening is DFA mensch the Juan Maclean, whose tastes as a DJ range from robotically jacking techno to leather-and-sweat disco to, of course, happy house. With Blondes. ERIC GRANDY

Wed., March 9, 8 p.m., 2011

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