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Toro Y Moi


To the Foburg Music Festival, Chaz Bundick is the one that got away. It was considered a minor coup when the fledgling festival announced it had booked the much-buzzed Toro Y Moi — the musical pseudonym for the 24-year-old South Carolinian's nebulous home recordings — to headline the second-year downtown concert cluster in March 2012. The official notice appeared on Foburg's website Feb. 22, coinciding with the release of Toro Y Moi's second album Underneath the Pine (Carpark), which clarified the drowsy, downtempo bedroom pop of his atmospheric 2010 debut Causers of This into a composed platter of wide-awake, thrillingly rhythmic electro funk. But hours before the Saturn Bar show, Bundick backed out, choosing to save his hoarse voice for South by Southwest (which he also missed). Laryngitis is about the only thing that has managed to slow Bundick's ascent over the past two years, during which time he's transmuted his and others' music over and over: cutting two great but barely related long players, fashioning numerous remixes (of likeminded artists Neon Indian, Washed Out and Cut Copy) and releasing a steady trickle of EPs, most recently the glitzy September soul fetish Freaking Out. Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Bass Drum of Death open. Tickets $12. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

Oct. 10

Toro Y Moi

10 p.m. Monday

One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361;

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