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Los Angeles beat scene mainstay Baths brought his one-man show to the sold-out Loft and kept the twentysomethings swaying to his unique electronic melodies. His play list consisted of down-tempo collages such as "Lovely Bloodflow" from Cerulean, the record that landed on several critics’ year-end lists and catapulted Baths to sought-after commodity. His densely layered compositions incorporate an array of instruments, which accented by his Prince-meets-Bilal crooning. The acoustics of the venue provided Baths the opportunity to really flex his vocal range among frantic button-mashing intervals, which seeped into the pores of arrhythmic La Jollan feet.

It's been a hell of a year for the 21-year-old artist, who has gone from unknown to cult hero with the release of his Anticon Records debut and residency at the much-hyped Low End Theory in L.A. On stage he is devoid of ego, casually conversing with the audience between songs and displaying a delightfully awkward and captivating energy. Beneath the bright lights or in the studio, the innovative, complex patterns Baths is diagramming are being felt throughout the indie-music world.

  • Concert: Baths
  • Date: January 14
  • Venue: The Loft at UCSD
  • Seats: General admission
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