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In 1967, Danny Taylor and Simeon Coxe III made their Silver Apples into a tersely minimalist, furiously frightening electronic duo that — when plopped into the tender center of the Summer of Love — was like dropping a fireball into a bucket of gasoline. What made Silver Apples' sinister oscillation so potent was a synth built by Coxe called "The Simeon" that produced its creaky principal sounds. Add in Taylor's economic metronomic rhythm and you got a pre-Krautrock, pre-Suicide burst of noise that still manages, 30-plus years later, to enthrall and disgust. Taylor died in 2005, but Coxe continues on in the name of all things sour Apple-y. For this show, Philly's far-nicer-sounding Asteroid #4 aid in adding a pleasant atmosphere to the proceedings.
Fri., June 27, 9 p.m., $12, with Asteroid #4 and Loto Ball Show, North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St., 866-468-7619, northstarbar.com.