DJ & Dance

Obsidian Blade

When: Fri., June 26, 10 p.m. 2015

For years, creatures in the orbit of shadowy, party-forward organizations such as Spaz and Katabatik beheld the inimitable live sets of Obsidian Blade, which intersected skittish mechanical throbs with the particular scree of a clamorous techno peddler from the noise camp. It was all courtesy of a fellow known as Joey Casio — though lore has it that the artist’s birth certificate was done in pencil, enabling a lifetime of reinvention — until Obsidian Blade seemed to disappear, its already minimal web presence petering out unceremoniously. All transmissions stopped. Industrial techno kids wandered from warehouse to warehouse, wondering why the void in their hearts had grown ever more deep and black, until Obsidian Blade announced its return — at least, just for one night at B4BEL4B Gallery (184 10th St., Oakland) on Friday.

Sam Lefebvre

Price: $10

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