Red Hot Chili Peppers, Santigold

When: Fri., April 6 2012

SANTIGOLD One of the more adventurous contempo-pop songstresses, “Creator” creator Santigold will perform at the arena Friday, opening for some obnoxious white-boy funk-rock band whose name ... uh — well, it rhymes with Bed Rot Shilly Lepers. (Feel free to take a pass on the headliners and make it an early night.) Santi White’s database of skittering, buzzing electro-skra plucks some of the better elements of ’80s punk and new wave, cuts and pastes it with some forward-looking production tricks and adds, by turns, a little of the sassy sweetness of Gwen Stefani, the raw DIY aesthetic of the Slits, and the rude-girl rap of M.I.A. From the melodic hits (“L.E.S. Artistes,” “I’m a Lady”) to the more out-there fare like the electronic minimalism of “Starstruck” and dubby elasticity of “My Superman,” Santigold’s ’08 debut was an out-of-the-box classic. Here’s looking forward to the new material from her long-awaited second set, Master of My Make-Believe. And while all the Lepers fans are going nuts for their heroes’ embarrassing Hendrix impersonations and bad Funkadelic moves, you can make your easy exit out to the parking lot. (Mark Kemp)

Price: $47.15-$69.15

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