Wobbly played before Matmos, and it made me question my taste in music. Not in my appreciation of one style over another but rather what I consider to be music.

Throughout the performance it seemed that rhythm was avoided and any beat that did occur was an accident and didn’t last very long. I found Matmos a lot more enjoyable.

Their show started with an instrument that was played/triggered by flashlights they used as they crossed the audience to get to the stage. I know, you kinda have to see it to really understand it.

Once onstage, they engaged the audience both in conversation and music, comfortably. They also provided video accompaniment with every song ranging from patterns of black dots moving in rhythm to a looped segment from an ’80s porn video featuring a man in a hot tub by himself. Basically, it all falls in the category of “you have to see for yourself.”