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Mad Conductor 

When: Tue., Aug. 6 2013


If you’re looking for a genre-mashing, label-defying show this week, look no further than Mad Conductor’s Tuesday night gig at the Sparrow in Park Circle. This six-member New Orleans-based act splits the difference between Galactic’s Crescent City jam, 311’s white-boy reggae-rock, De La Soul’s cheerfully weird verse, and, gulp, Young MC’s novelty rhymes. And judging by their superhero-themed release, MC Rises, MC Devlin and the rest of the Mad Conductor crew can lay down a groove to make your booty move. Of course, what works in the studio doesn’t always work on the stage. “The biggest challenge is music that knows no boundaries in the studio and creating it live,” Devlin says. “I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love live music.” While Devlin’s love of Batman powers much of MC Rises, the band’s forthcoming follow-up is inspired by two unlikely sources — classic poetry and Chinese literature. Consider us intrigued. —Chris Haire TUESDAY


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