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9pm October 14 & 15
512-389-0315 or
The Parish (formerly Mercury)
214 E. Sixth, Austin
It's a glitch trip back to the pre-funk era when Scott Herren orchestrates his hip-hop and electronica mind meld as Prefuse 73, so named for the producer's appreciation of pre-fusion jazz, dating back to 1968-73.

Prefuse's 2001 debut album, Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, inspired its own devoted following with its rich layering of signature beats, blips, bleeps, and vocals. The sound, ambient experimentation in sonic texturing spliced with rhyme rather than featuring straightforward rap, stood apart from that of Herren's hip-hop contemporaries. Prefuse's 2003 follow-up, One Word Extinguisher, is another subtle sound collage, smartly fusing old-skool funk with futuristic vibes, film noir sampling, and a welcome appearance by Def Jux MC Mr. Lif.

Prefuse 73 pulls a two-night stint at the Parish (formerly Mercury Entertainment) at Jazz in Austin on Tuesday, October 14, and Wednesday, October 15. Beans of the Brooklyn-based Antipop Consortium opens. •

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