Oh So Cute and Cuddly


The man born as Noah Lennox seems less a musician than a naturally occurring element. His best works—among them Animal Collective’s “My Girls,” his 2011 solo effort “Friendship Bracelet” and his recent single “Boys Latin”—seem somehow airborne, intangible to the grip. You don’t listen to them so much as you ingest them through your lungs and skin. As Panda Bear, he comes to the Bunkhouse on April 10 ($20, 702-854-1414) on his way to Coachella. And if you ask me, we’re getting the better deal. Music as personal as Panda Bear’s belongs in a club setting. Anything bigger and you run the risk of some of that genius escaping into the atmosphere, unconsumed, unappreciated.

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