Rock & Pop

Toro Y Moi

When: Fri., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. 2013

In 2009, Toro Y Moi (aka Chaz Bundick) rose to fame as an exemplar of chillwave — ambient, atmospheric, borderline-lethargic pop music that’s easy to listen to. But for his third album, 2012’s Anything in Return, Bundick (who lives in Berkeley) ditched his computer in favor of instruments. At this year’s Fuck Yeah Fest in Los Angeles, the shift was evident: Bundick and his band took full command of the stage, defying the idea that chillwave is primarily bedroom music. Live, Anything in Return’s mesh of smooth R&B and funky pop sounded every bit as sensual and groovy as Toro Y Moi’s previous material, but louder and more assertive. Toro Y Moi will get the crowd dancing at The Fox Theater (1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland) this week; Classixx, a duo from Los Angeles that makes glittering, sun-soaked electronic music (and perform it excellently with a full band), will start the night.

Madeleine Key

Price: $27.50

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