Few DJs can get live-music fans excited. More often than not, the crossfader version is sorely lacking next to the band-assisted version, and in Bonobo’s case, this comparison is often made. Simon Green’s turntable visits, however, are hardly worth skipping, as his influences are a fun combination of funk, soul and jazz, with tangential forays into garage, drum ‘n’ bass and hip hop-fused breaks. He plays favorites from “Dial ‘M’ for Monkey” and “Days to Come,” but it’s the effortless jumps into the varied genres that aren’t to be missed. Sure, the album stuff sounds great loud, but Green’s ear is spot-on, and with support from Chicago staple, Striz, this is sure to be a solid outing. (John Alex Colon)
October 20 at Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago, 9pm.