The role of DJ is an ever-evolving one, and while its old news that sets behind the turntables (or whatever the sonic mode of choice) can be a transformative live experience just like a good old rock n' roll performance, taking center stage still means putting on a damn good show. Northern Italy-repping Bloody Beetroots have been there, and certainly done that -- but have decided to change their game once again. Tonight, the Bloody Beetroots take this notion of musical performance and turn it inside out.
The DJ duo, molting and growing into a full band, take over the Ogden Theatre (935 East Colfax Avenue) tonight as The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77. Driven by a motive to both terrorize and amuse fans, the Beetroots marry live instrumentation with a preset punk aesthetic (see the band's manifesto), which seems like a winning combination for a dance show. Our only tip? Don't go to this show if you're afraid of dudes in scary sock masks. Or dudes in fitted hats, for that matter. Tickets are $25 at the door. Boyhollow opens the 10 p.m. show (doors are at 9 p.m.)