When: Fri., March 30, 9 p.m. 2018
On Kelly Lee Owens’ 2017 self-titled album, throbbing analog synths thaw glacial sheets of echoing voices and brittle percussion, creating a sound that feels claustrophobic and expansive at the same time. The album’s success propelled Owens into the realm of forward-thinking artists like Bjork and St. Vincent. (She has remixed both.) Her latest single, “More Than a Woman,” looks toward the ’90s and early ’00s for inspiration: The beat gyrates with echoes of Timbaland’s most electro-influenced work while the vocals shimmer with girl-group cool. Owens’ tourmate, Daniel Avery, also makes electronic music that transports the mind and animates the hips. His 2013 album, Drone Logic (which features Owens as a guest vocalist on several tracks, often issuing nonsensical phrases in a disaffected tone), was an instant classic, filled with acid house-influenced jams such as “These Nights Never End” and the title track. Avery is touring in support of his upcoming album, Song for Alpha, out Apr. 6.