Best of the Day: Little Dragon – June 3, 2015
Welcome to Best of the Day, our daily recommendation for what to check out around town. If you do one thing in Boston today, consider this.
Anyone expecting the music of Little Dragon to live up to their cryptozoological name—which was reportedly inspired by lead singer Yukimi Nagano’s notorious in-studio temper tantrums—might be in for a disappointment. Little Dragon tracks aren’t scorching bangers, and they don’t melt faces. Rather, their musical style is more like a sonic sous vide: a brand of downtempo dance music that keeps things a bit low and slow, but yields delicious results nonetheless. Fittingly, their career’s been a bit of a slow burn, too. While the band’s been together since 1996, they didn’t release their first single until 2006. Tonight, they come to Boston in support of their latest album, Nabuma Rubberband, which—as Rolling Stone recently highlighted—features tracks partly inspired by the “Janet Jackson slow jams Yukimi used to listen to wandering around Gothenburg during the unrelenting winter.”
$30-$50, June 3, 7 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, 888-693-2583, houseofblues.com/boston.