Editors' pick

Hiatus Kaiyote

DJ night
Please note: This event has already occurred.
Hiatus Kaiyote jumped out of Melbourne, Australia, in 2011 and hit the ground running hard. It has earned breathless praise from multiple, seemingly incongruous points of the musical compass. Its future soul and jazz leanings have Gilles Peterson, Questlove and Erykah Badu on swoon mode. But the group's flirtations with electronic beatcraft as well as indie-pop make its music as difficult to explain as its name. And with a name like Nai Palm, and vocals that are alternately operatic, warbling and cooing, its lead vocalist makes you focus on the band's deliciously confounding approach to making truly unique music. Hiatus Kaiyote is one of those bands you'll be telling folks you saw at the cusp of much bigger things to come. You'll get that chance at Liv nightclub, where the group performs on its first U.S. tour. Jennah Bell opens the show, which is hosted by Deborah Bond.