DJ & Dance

James Murphy (DJ set)

When: Thu., March 12, 9 p.m. 2015

In 2009, LCD Soundsystem disbanded at the height of its critical acclaim. A DVD commemorating the New York indie-rock outfit’s final show appeared within two years. Modern classic status clenched, bandleader James Murphy has since tended to other music industry obligations while forging a connection with Blue Bottle Coffee, the Bay Area-based third-wave roaster whose employees share a mutual affinity for dark blue, grey, and black apparel. Murphy befriended James Freeman, Blue Bottle’s owner and fellow musician (clarinet), finding a new use for the refined aesthetic sensibilities he once channeled into LCD Soundsystem. In 2013, a New Yorker article described Murphy riding a collapsible bike to a “cupping” with Freeman, who invoked colors to describe the taste of coffee. Murphy said he does the same thing to pace and plan DJ sets, which he will showcase at his upcoming appearance at Public Works (161 Erie St., San Francisco) on Thursday. Perhaps the title of LCD Soundsystem’s 2007 full-length, The Sound of Silver, hints at what’s in store.

Sam Lefebvre

Price: $20-$30

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