Detroit-native Michelle Herrmann might seem unassuming to the naked eye—but appearances too often deceive. Enter her alter ego, Punisher: a DJ at 15, producer by 18, and label co-owner by 20 (Seismic Records). Her production work and DJ sets balance complicated rhythms and melodies with bangbangbang tech-tensity. Expect the same tonight as Punisher’s live performance marks her Chicago debut. Also on the bill is fellow Detroiter Overfiend (Matt Caputo) whose decidedly less punishing sounds make more use of melody and sparse minimal (yet ass-wigglable) syncopations. Additional DJ sets from local up-n-comers Kiddo and Antiphase round out another strong-yet-varied night from the Naughty Bad Fun Collective. (Duke Shin)
July 6 at Betty’s Blue Star, with The Overfiend, Kiddo and Antiphase.