(Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell) Originally the solo project of UK producer Simon Green, Bonobo now tours with a full band, playing jazzy, complex downtempo melodies with myriad instruments and a hot new vocalist added to the mix. These sexy ruminations are sure to rev up your Monday night. VIRGINIA THAYER
KING LOUIE AND THE MISSING MONUMENTS, THE MEAN JEANS, LEADERS, THE SPIDER BABIES
(East End, 203 SE Grand) Last time we saw King Louie was February's Slabtown Bender, and the native son of New Orleans rocked out in a Saints jersey, maybe because they had won a big game or something. The King is back with a new project, an unsurprising development from the man who has been making music for over two decades and has participated in over 35 different releases. King Louie is an unflagging performer, the patron saint of the revered Goner Records and a man who won't let the party spirit quit, even among the tragic loss of friends and bandmates (from Portland's Exploding Hearts to Jay Reatard). On those worried nights when you're just not sure if rock and roll will make it, know that it rests safely in the hands of King Louie. MARANDA BISH
BATTERY POWERED NIGHT
(Backspace, 115 NW 5th) Want to get your filthy mitts on some battery-operated instruments? Battery Powered Music is a new semi-monthly event that lets anyone take the reins and collaborate with likeminded musicians—amateur and professional alike—on mini techno orchestras, beeping chiptune numbers, and everything else in between. EZRA ACE CARAEFF
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