Two shows at Zanzabar this week share a certain aesthetic, a feel, although that hasn’t always been true and may not even be true now. It’s complicated.
Tonight is Sleazy McQueen, a DJ who loves the sound of house music but prefers fewer beats per minute. He likes the boogie. Sleazy runs Whiskey Disco Records and has made more than 100 pieces of music under several names, but he’s best known as Sleazy. He’s in the running for best hipster DJ ever, because if you don’t feel like dancing you can just stand and nod.
Vins, JP Source and OKDeejays open starting at 10 p.m., and cover is $5.
On Thursday, the deeply enigmatic Black Moth Super Rainbow perform. Tobacco, the band’s leader and songwriter, uses electronics in ways similar to Sleazy, but his ultimate goal is to merge psychedelia and pop in ways that have more to do with dream states than dance floors. The thing is, you can dance to it, although it may feel like your feet are moving through wet concrete.
Casket Girls will open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $13 advance, $15 day of show, available at the club, 2100 S. Preston St., or online at www.ticketfly.com.