Over and Under
One big show, one smaller With the right song and the right Soundcloud profile, any high schooler is liable to launch a world tour from the comfort of his or her parents’ house these days. Take Rouen, France’s Mehdi Benjelloun, a.k.a. Petite Biscuit, who released his break-out single, “Sunset Lover,” when he was 15 years old. Though well-versed in classical music, Benjelloun quickly took to electronica, whipping ethereal ambient dance music into a lackadaisical house hit that’s been streamed on Spotify just shy of 200 million times. Now, at the ripe age of 17, the producer is bringing his chill dance party to the Gothic Theatre on Aug. 8. Daktyl will perform in support. Tickets to the show are $18-$25 and available via axs.com. Of all the questions that a group like the punk and R&B outfit Taiwan Housing Project raises, one in particular springs to mind when considering its Aug. 6 show at the Hi-Dive: How are they all going to fit on stage? To achieve the rhythmic hell the group has been raising for the last year, the Philadelphia band employs seven and sometimes eight members, taking up everything from saxophones to a metal pot. It’ll make for a cozy, if outré, dance party at 300-ish person South Broadway venue, where the band will play cuts from its startling debut full-length, “Veblen Death Mask.” Denver experimental electronic duo Church Fire will perform in support. Tickets are $8-$10 and available via ticketfly.com.